I hope you're wrong because I agree it will be a missed opportunity and a huge shame if it lacks that flexibility. I've also priced out a ZR2 and around $52k gets me all I would want in options but I'd lose the 6' bed and the payload may be a bit of an issue. The ZR2 TFL drove on the Vegas to Reno press event had a payload of 1153 lbs versus the website 1423 lbs which has me a bit concerned; YT video showing ZR2 payload at 19:26 timestamp here.
In any event if the Toyota lacks a ProPower-like capability then I'd fall back to using something like the Anker PowerHouse 767 2400W/2048kWh portable power station; again provided payload doesn't become an issue.
Of course the more radical solution may be to start from a TRD Off Road and spec up from there to get what I want.
Same boat here. I can confirm a fully loaded ZR2 is 1150 lbs payload which is lower than I like.
Don’t forget, if you buy a TRD offroad you might see a 1500 lbs payloads on the sticker (or even less once you add tech and equipment on your order) but once you build it and add rock plates, rock rails, steel bumper like the ZR2, you will be below the ZR2 payload for sure. If you don’t need those, you could easily remove them (rock plates and rock rails) from the ZR2 and sell them and “win” back some payload.
Plus with a TRD offroad you loose the warranty on all the upgraded aftermarket parts.
The only hope is that Toyota stiffened the shocks for the Trailhunter and give it a good GVWR/payload.
Also waiting to see what payload the new Bison offers. And then there is the raptor, which is not bad at 1400lbs but it’s 58K (fully loaded). So you pay 6K more than a fully loaded ZR2 essentially just for more horsepower (and payload..).
If the Tacoma has a poor payload and the Bison as well, I really don’t know where I am heading.