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Old 02-02-2020, 06:08 PM   #1
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Payload capacity for you Tundra owners

My brother in law recently bought a new 2020 tundra 4x4 crew max with the trd sport package. I was checking his sticker on the door and it said the total cargo carrying capacity including passengers was 1270 lbs.

Until I saw that sticker I was thinking on getting one. It has plenty of room for adult passengers but the 1270lbs isnít even close to what I was hoping for. I would be towing a smaller toy hauler and carrying a dirt bike and gear in the back. I would prefer to be closer to 2000lbs minimum.

So my question, is this low payload what you other tundra owners have as well? If so I guess Iíll be forced to go 3/4 ton.
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Old 02-02-2020, 06:13 PM   #2
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not a tundra owner but ive read enough threads about their limited payload to know its not as great as other 1/2 ton trucks. you are probably in 3/4 ton range at 2,000 pounds unless your talking a brand new maxed out 1/2 ton truck
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My last truck was a 2011 tundra, great truck but bounced some. Wife said one morning, let's go look at new trucks, who can pass that up. My tundra payload was 1450.
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Old 02-02-2020, 06:48 PM   #4
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Tundras have been at the bottom of the payload capacity list, along with Ram 1500s, for some time. Ram recently addressed this issue and improved their capacities. But not Toyota.
When I was shopping for a crew cab 1/2 ton, Tundras were consistently at the bottom of payload capacities. Some were in the 800lbs range.
Until Toyota addresses this issue, like Ram did, I wouldn't touch a Tundra, especially to tow a toyhauler.
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Payload capacity for you Tundra owners

My Ď11 is at 1350. Toyota is not the only low baller in the industry. You need to look at the stickers before you buy
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The higher trim levels, on all 1/2 ton brands, add heavy bling, which lowers payload capacities.
With the recent changes Ram made, I'd say that the Tundra is not solely at the bottom.
BUT older Ram models are as low as Tundras.
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This is the sticker on my 2019 Silverado 1500 LTZ. I made sure I got the 6.2L engine and Max Trailering package. Pulling a 192RBS that may weigh 5500 lbs tops will never be a problem for me. I'd rather have too much truck and payload capacity than not enough.

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2017 crewmax 1794 edition.
1370# capacity
I handle the rear squat with a set of sumo springs and a blue ox sway pro
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2017 crewmax 1794 edition.
1370# capacity
I handle the rear squat with a set of sumo springs and a blue ox sway pro
With a fictional dry tongue weight of 800lbs, that doesn't leave much payload left over, with your trailer loaded for camping. Add the weights of WDH, driver/passengers, truck cargo, batteries, factory options, water and trailer cargo and you may be over payload.
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Pretty sad considering my loaded mid-size diesel truck has a factory payload rating of 1,219LB.
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When the new Tundra redesigned truck comes out in model year 2021 they are supposedly going to correct this issue. They will also be changing their engines to get half decent fuel economy. 15MPG not towing and 8MPG towing kinda sucks. Until then, I would never buy one.


Too bad...I love Toyotas have had a bunch of them and they are super reliable.
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Pretty sad considering my loaded mid-size diesel truck has a factory payload rating of 1,219LB.
I believe even our 2010 Tiguan has 1300 and change on its' placard.
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Tundra capacity

From my door sticker, 1900 lbs on my 2007 Tundra. Stripped down, no frills, long bed. Not a double cab, work truck. 15 mpg towing my TT thru southern IN. hills last summer. It can be done with a Tundra if you strip them down to a bare truck. BTW-10,800 lbs towing cap.
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Damn my 2013 Silverado was 1775 for a double cab 4x4. Just under 3000 on the 2018 2500. Love the payload hate the mileage.
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This is the sticker on my 2019 Silverado 1500 LTZ. I made sure I got the 6.2L engine and Max Trailering package.

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Do all Silverado's have a towing sticker like that? AFAIK, my 2019 F150 doesn't have one. I cross referenced all I could in the 2019 Ford towing manual to get all that data and that doesn't allow for accessories, either ;(
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I really liked that truck, 5.7 engine and transmission can pull anything but the payload was the weak link. Towed a 9,200 lb 35 ft bunkhouse everywhere put couldn't carry much more than our bikes in the bed of the truck. After 6 years the rear springs were shot and the axle was on the bump stop when the trailer was hooked up.
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So, if one ton is 2000lbs, 3/4 ton is 1500lbs and 1/2 ton is 1000lbs I’m not understanding the issue of a 1/2 ton pickup with a 1300lbs capacity? You can pay more for a vehicle rated at 3/4 ton and get the margin you may need. I’ve been very pleased with my 5.7L Tundras hauling all kinds of things with the bed loaded. The reliability is phenomenal. Just my two cents.
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So, if one ton is 2000lbs, 3/4 ton is 1500lbs and 1/2 ton is 1000lbs Iím not understanding the issue of a 1/2 ton pickup with a 1300lbs capacity? You can pay more for a vehicle rated at 3/4 ton and get the margin you may need. Iíve been very pleased with my 5.7L Tundras hauling all kinds of things with the bed loaded. The reliability is phenomenal. Just my two cents.
I'm with you. No problems w/ my 2007 Tundra when we towed a 30' TT and hauled 2012 CanAm 650. Bought it for the reliability and performance. Not disappointed and still use the pickup.
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So, if one ton is 2000lbs, 3/4 ton is 1500lbs and 1/2 ton is 1000lbs Iím not understanding the issue of a 1/2 ton pickup with a 1300lbs capacity? You can pay more for a vehicle rated at 3/4 ton and get the margin you may need. Iíve been very pleased with my 5.7L Tundras hauling all kinds of things with the bed loaded. The reliability is phenomenal. Just my two cents.
The terms 1/2 ton, 3/4 ton and 1 ton pickups are no longer relevant. You can get a F150 with the HDPP with a payload capacity over 3000lbs. That's at least 3/4 ton territory.
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