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Old 01-05-2015, 12:25 PM   #435
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Mine has the shifter on the steering wheel column. I actually like the front bench seat. (Grand kids)
Please don't tell me there is some defect in the column shifter, or some safety issue!?
Great story, the sales guy was telling me the trailer brake controller was built in with the TT package, and that the little fins you push up or down on the shifter, were to increase or decrease the gain on the trailer brakes.
Great story,, just a little off! Lol
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:08 PM   #436
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No issues. Sometimes I think it would be easier with the controls on the column. On the floor shifter if I want to manual switch from 4 to 5 I have to push the floor shift forward. This kinda goes against the grain of my early automotive ownership when I used a stick shift. Going to a higher gear you pulled back not push.

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Old 01-05-2015, 01:43 PM   #437
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Ok. Thx. What do you think about having the trailer brake controls on the shift lever? LOL!
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Old 01-05-2015, 01:53 PM   #438
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Never trust a salesman.

You can probably take the brake controller cable from your old Toyota and use it in your Tundra. I did that when I moved from a 2005 Toyota 4Runner to my 2010 Tundra.

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Old 01-05-2015, 02:04 PM   #439
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Mine has the shifter on the steering wheel column. I actually like the front bench seat. (Grand kids)
Please don't tell me there is some defect in the column shifter, or some safety issue!?
Great story, the sales guy was telling me the trailer brake controller was built in with the TT package, and that the little fins you push up or down on the shifter, were to increase or decrease the gain on the trailer brakes.
Great story,, just a little off! Lol

It's downright scary what some people will tell you.

I love my column shifter and the extra space on the front seat and floor console area that it gives me.
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Old 01-05-2015, 05:46 PM   #440
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It is sorta silly for that gret big ole truck to just be a 5-passenger. The column shifter will make it a 6 passenger. There are so many times that we take 2 vehicles somewhere because everybody wouldn't fit in one car. A 6 passenger vehicle makes that less likely.
I have the wide-as-a-Hummer floor shift 5 people model that mostly hauls 2 people and a cat.
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That's a damn big cat, brother.
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Old 01-06-2015, 09:37 AM   #442
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Tundra as tow vehicle

I pull a 2008 25 foot International with a 2010 Tundra with the 5.7 liter engine. The tow haul mode should be used when towing or hauling a heavy load in the truck bed. It adjusts the points at which the transmission shifts. For example, with tow haul mode off you may start pulling up a hill and when reaching a certain speed the transmission would shift up, but very quickly it would have to shift right back down because it would sense it shifted too soon considering the extra weight. In tow haul mode, it waits for higher RPMs before shifting up. The lower gear selectors need only be used to hold back using engine breaking under extreme conditions when the smart transmission does not cause as much engine breaking as you would like.
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I am wondering if the Tundra (with towing package of course) would be adequate to pull a 30 ft Classic. I understand there are a lot of variables to consider...but just curious is I am even in the "ballpark" considering the Tundra. We are "in the market" for a new AS...unfortunately, we also will be needing the tow vehicle. Planning on attending the RV show in Tampa in a week or so.
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That's a damn big cat, brother.

Not really, but she has plenty of room for her food, water, litter box, and lounging around.
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I am wondering if the Tundra (with towing package of course) would be adequate to pull a 30 ft Classic. I understand there are a lot of variables to consider...but just curious is I am even in the "ballpark" considering the Tundra. We are "in the market" for a new AS...unfortunately, we also will be needing the tow vehicle. Planning on attending the RV show in Tampa in a week or so.

Check out my rig in my profile and avatar- I'm gonna go ahead and say, "Yes, it's adequate."
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Whether the truck has enough power to pull a 30' is not the only question. The 30' has higher tongue weight and with other things in the truck, you may be well over payload. And more weight means more wear and tear on the truck.

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Check out my rig in my profile and avatar- I'm gonna go ahead and say, "Yes, it's adequate."
It probably is adequate in and around the Mississippi Delta country, but how will it be in the Rockies?

And besides, it definitely doesn't have enough power to be jacked up with big off road tires, and flying a huge Texas flag.
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Or carry the Kegarator plus three extra beer kegs like any real truck can do.
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