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agesilaus

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Posted: 07/13/20 03:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We were on our way out of the Jug Hollow camping site on Flaming gorge a couple of days ago when we ran into a traffic jam on the 5 mile dirt road into the area. A bit unusual.

Turns out some people with a new Toyota p/u one of those that claim to be 3/4 ton, was over heating on the hills (sic) pulling a very big TT. These 'hills' are the usual short ups and downs you find on many gravel roads. A hundred yards of up slope maybe. The driver insisted it was a 3/4 ton when someone suggested getting a real truck. It was a long, at least 35 ft TT tho, even with a real HD p/u he may have been overloaded but not overheated.

he finally managed to pull it forward far enough that p/u's could get by him. They were gone when we returned.


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Why, son, your Toyota can pull anything on this lot...easy.


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Posted: 07/13/20 05:08pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My friends 1500 Dodge got really really hot climbing up a canyon HWY last week and he's not overloaded.

I'm sure it can happen to anybody regardless of the truck they drive.

Was it a new Tundra??


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Posted: 07/13/20 05:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus wrote:

We were on our way out of the Jug Hollow camping site on Flaming gorge a couple of days ago when we ran into a traffic jam on the 5 mile dirt road into the area. A bit unusual.

Turns out some people with a new Toyota p/u one of those that claim to be 3/4 ton, was over heating on the hills (sic) pulling a very big TT. These 'hills' are the usual short ups and downs you find on many gravel roads. A hundred yards of up slope maybe. The driver insisted it was a 3/4 ton when someone suggested getting a real truck. It was a long, at least 35 ft TT tho, even with a real HD p/u he may have been overloaded but not overheated.

he finally managed to pull it forward far enough that p/u's could get by him. They were gone when we returned.


[emoticon] You got all that info while passing them? Or is this someone you know?

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No photo, didn't happen... ha, ha.. There is no "3/4" ton Toyota.. There isn't even a "3/4" ton Nissan XD in reality, but that's closer than any 'yota' I've ever seen...

Hell, my little F150 is closer than any 'yota' truck out there... ha, ha...

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"No photo, didn't happen... ha, ha.. There is no "3/4" ton Toyota.. There isn't even a "3/4" ton Nissan XD in reality, but that's closer than any 'yota' I've ever seen..."



Well all I can say is that what the driver called it, I don't know one Toyota from another and I saw this on a Toyota site:

"Registered. So the consensus is that the Tundra is mathematically a 3/4 ton but considered a 1/2 ton."

The four drivers got out and talked to the guy blocking the road.

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So is mine.... At #7700 GVWR, I am paying for an actual #8000 GVWR truck (ie, 3/4 ton)... but, it's still just a lowly 1/2 ton...

Maybe in Japan, it's a 3/4 ton? I'm 1/2 Japanese, so I think I can say that? ha, ha.... Mitch

* This post was edited 07/13/20 08:14pm by MitchF150 *

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Maybe the rear axle is as strong as a 3/4 ton, and the drive train, and let's suppose the suspension is strong enough also. But apparently the cooling system isn't! [emoticon]


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Its hard to haul heavy up hill when you have the thermal capacity of a 2L bottle.


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Remember the 70's when Toyota had a mini truck labeled as a 1 ton?


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