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Is my new 2023 Tundar enough TV for an Ollie? Please advise!

John E Davies

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The payload is OK, I think it is over well over 800 pounds. I haven’t found that darned payload sticker yet. And the salesman assured me it had the Tow Package, but I can’t find the receiver! I admit that I did have a really hard time understanding him… but Google Translate was really helpful! .😬


I really hope this truck will work, if not can I modify it? Maybe 2000 pound airbags? (Those will increase my payload to 2800, correct?) I already placed an order for a new Ollie LE2 with all the options! BTW, I will be primarily boondocking in the Colorado High country, and I also hope to drive to the Arctic Circle... so I am also looking for an in-bed fuel tank, not too big, maybe 100 gallons. So far I haven’t found one. Please help. Thanks in advance!


John Davies

Spokane WA

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SOLD 07/23 "Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 32” LT tires, airbags, Safari snorkel, Maggiolina Grand Tour 360 Carbon RTT.

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🤣 That’s the same size 3 cylinder 1 liter engine that was in my 2008 Smart Fortwo Cabriolet. Who knew I could tow so much with it! 😄

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Steve - Northern Ohio, USA
Wandering around on occasion, always lost.
2021 Toyota Land Cruiser - 2023 Oliver Elite II Twin Hull #1360 “Curiosity”
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How did you purchase that China Tundar?

Funny that your pictures on your post are the same pictures in the link you provided!

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2018 Oliver Elite II, Twin Bed, Hull #354 

2024 RAM 1500, 4 x 4; Gas. 5.7L V8 Hemi MDS VVT Torque; 3.21 rear axle ratio



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John, I know you are a Toyota person and that's ok, for myself we have a Toyota built Lexus. I myself living in Texas and Toyota Tundra's being built here I would have to go with one of the Texas built vehicles. There must be a big difference in price between the two Tundra's so maybe that will work for some. I would also keep in mind factory warrantees and where would you get warrantee work done here in the U.S. Maybe I missed something here as to dealers, service work, etc., but it wouldn't be for me. For myself I have to have styling as well as performance, so this vehicle would be out for me. I know I'm selling our trailer, so my comment on this vehicle is probably and is only my opinion of said vehicle, so if it works for some, go for it. 


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2019 RAM 1500, 5.7 Hemi, 4X4, Crew Cab, 5'7" bed, Towing Package, 3.92 Gears.

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