I finally made it to Groton, Connecticut from Long Beach, California. I gotta say.. I am proud of my truck. I loaded up 1000 lbs of belongings and drove 3 days across the country. I went through the desert (stopped in Vegas first), the Sierra Nevadas, the Rockies, and all weather conditions possible. We even hit a mini Blizzard through the Rockies. My 09 Reg Cab never overheated. I thought it was going to struggle with my 16x8 Enduros and 31s AND 1000lbs of shit (stock gears) ... It didn't. I just popped it in 3rd gear when climbing hills and it handled the weight beautifully. Even more amazing... I thought my gas mileage was gonna suck balls.. but it didnt change one bit. I was doing approx 80-90 mph on the trip (forgot about State Troopers in unmarked cars.. found that out the hard way.) Luckily, my gf is in the Coast Guard and we got off with a warning. I was worried about my aal + leaf package.. it was completely flat with all the weight, but once we unloaded the truck.. it all popped back to life.
All in all... love my little taco!