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Hey ya'll from South Carolina,
I'm a new guy to TT and Tundra, but a long-time owner/lover of the smaller Toyota trucks. I presently have a 2002 Tacoma double cab limited 4x4 trd that I'll be selling, and I've had a couple older hilux 4x4s in the past. They've been very good to me, but I need a bigger truck that has more power for towing, etc... Naturally, I'm looking at a Tundra.
I expect to purchase a 2011 CM sr5 trd this week that I've been looking at from carmax. I am very excited about it. I love my Tacoma (but my wife has been hating it for many years) and didn't expect to get rid of it any time soon, but the need for more towing power finally convinced me to step up to the Tundra.
I look forward to reading up on Tundra , beginning friendships here at TT, and learning all I can from all of you.
Jason
 

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Hey Tyotayoda. You and I having similar paths to a Tundra, and your happiness with your Tundra, makes me feel good about getting one.
I have been able to get 20mpg, but that was really babying her. Like you I normally get around 17 on the highway (not too much to brag about with the anemic 3.4L on a small truck). And this is one of the reasons I am so excited about the Tundra - I'm looking forward to the 5.7L power, and yet be able to get the same mpg.
My wifes has always hated the Tacoma just because its small and doesn't have much room. We have the seats adjusted all the way back and still don't have enough leg room, but that never bothered me so much. Still, the additional room of the Tundra I am also looking forward to.
My only misgiving about going from my ood Tacoma to the new Tundra, is loosing the locking differential. I gather that the Tundra TRD package doesn't include the locking differential anymore - is this true?
 

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Hey Tyotayoda,
Apologies for my slow reply.
I just tow around a couple different work trailers. The heaviest is tandem axle 6x14 enclosed and loaded with home remodeling tools/materials. But the straw that broke the Tacoma's back (tranny) was a 6x8 u-haul trailer loaded and a 600 mile trip. I made it 450 miles when my tranny let loose on I-40. Fortunatelly it happened near Sevierville, before I got too far into the mountains. Yet, still a expensive repair bill!. And it made me realize that I need a bigger truck.
I don't know anything about "the 3 second button push"... Please enlighten me.
 

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Wow, that's a huge camper. How much does it weight? And what is the tongue weight?
I had almost 150k miles when the tranny went out and the flex plate shattered. She's all fixed now and also has a tranny cooler. Part of me would like to keep rolling with the Tacoma, especially with a freshly rebuilt tranny, but I know I need the Tundra. I'm really looking forward to more power, and same mpg.
 

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Yep, I got her yesterday. 2011 Tundra CM TRD silver with inside-the-bed retractable tonnou cover. I'll work on getting pics on here (I may have to go ahead and subscribe to do so?). Here's the carmax link to pics of my new baby CarMax
My first mod is to find a ladder rack that I can mount to the bed rails (without clamps) without disturbing the tonnou... any ideas?
 
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