We know that we must limit cargo to 600 pounds in this case. After much research make sure tores tires are rated for your load range! Thanks for hosting this forum………. As long as you are under 5000lb and take it easy 4Runner will manage. Were not sure if we should settle for the smaller and lighter x19h 3,600 lb. The Taylor website show hitch weight on his trailers are about 10% of trailer weight.
The published tow capacities of vehicles are not entirely accurate and mislead people often into dangerous situations. Have you been there and if so, any suggestions? There are used ones on rv trader, and the TrailManor Owners Forum, and on Craigs List. So my guess is 3,200 pounds. So we began researching the fit for our tow vehicle. We found that we could go 80 km per hour in third gear at 3000 rpm.
You need a Real towing machine for that. You could try different things, see what works best. My plan is to begin full-timing in early 2019. Do i need to buy that to make it safer to drive and would that add a lot of weight to the vehicle? In Tennessee and north Alabama our 4Runner had to work little harder buy did not go over 4000 rpm most of the time. I always downshift going down, even when not towing anything.
For now we will do shorter trips. Apparently the tire quality issue is a big deal. Our water tank on the Jayco is right over the dual axles, in my eyes it provides extra stability and trailer braking power. The tow capacity of the Flex is 4,500 lb. This is the main reason my wife and I pretty much decided that our best bet was to turn the table and tow the 4Runner with a Motor Home instead of tow a trailer with the 4runner. It towed it ok, I hit up to 65mph on the flat and dropped down to 50 when going through a mountain pass.
Had my mechanic do the work. We have a 2010 Toyota Highlander that will tow 5000 lbs. There seems to be a lot of distance, too much distance, between the front of the trailer and the trailer hitch???? The first challenge was driving on the Coquihalla from Chilliwack to Kenora. There is a major difference that we feel every mile. The latest V6 4Runner has the same power and weight as the old V8 yet is only rated for 5000 under j2807. It had the full tow package with transmission cooler.
Tongue weight is another important consideration and it varys by trailer depending on where the axle s are located and how much weight is forward in the trailer. Our Jayco 23 B is just 3950 lbs dry. The rear seat has room for medium-large people and has a split flip and fold design for extra cargo capacity when needed. Traded it for a 5. You will also need a break controller to help you stop. The other day I saw a new highlander towing a Starcraft hybrid travel trailer.
The gross dry weight of the 1995 is 3,950, but with the optional equipment installed, ours weighs in about 4,400. We would not tow this with the 4Runner and are actuall considering to upgrade to a Tahoe or a 8cyl 4Runner. We just bought a 2018 Starcraft Launch 4000 lbs to tow with our 2008 Toyota 4 runner. Also, we are planning a trip for next summer. It appears you have a Limited, which only came with a V6.
When you can lift your trailer with a finger then you have packed your load correctly and you will get a much smoother ride, it will reduce stress on hitch hence your 4runner. Payload for your particular 4Runner is 1685 lbs. Your comment gives me hope. We have a 3124 — which we love. We did add a 4 point Equilizer tow bar that makes all the difference in stability even in the worst winds! The only issue I came across was the coolant temperature getting high but I have since replaced a few parts which solved the problem. If the weight is over 500 pounds, the 4Runner will sag. I would like love to buy 4,200 lb.