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#10778 of 11428 Towing with a Toyota 4Runner V8
Jun 20, 2005 (6:52 am)
Iím planning on getting a 29 foot Fleetwood Pegasus Travel Trailer, dry weight is about 5500 lbs and GVWR is 7500 lbs. I plan on loading it up to no more than 7000 lbs. I presently own a 2004 SR5 V6 and have been dickering with a local dealer to trade it for a 2005 SE V8. He wants $8100 for the exchange and Iím coming back with $7600 (my limit) and he might take it. I was just wondering if the 7000 lb trailer is too much for the 4Runner V8. Iíve been told that wheelbase is very important too. I know the spec on the 4WD SE V8 is 7000 lbs, but has anyone had any experience with a travel trailer this large (and long) hooked up to a 4Runner.
#10779 of 11428 Re: Towing with a Toyota 4Runner V8 [biglatka]
Jun 20, 2005 (2:46 pm)
If it was me, I'd be looking at a different vehicle, preferably a 4-door pickup. You add gas, water, and supplies to that trailer, you'll be maxing everything, which will be fine if you don't mind climbing upgrades and inclines at 35mph. Of course you'll have the weight of whatever is in the 4Runner too.
I'd be looking at a loaded Chevy 1500HD 2WD with the 6.0L engine. With the standard 3.73 gears, the Chevy will tow 8200lbs. (7900lbs in 4WD). With the optional 4.10 gearing the tow capacity jumps to 10,200 lbs. And the average truck is $8,000 off sticker right now.
The Toyota might do better than I think it would, but I'd get a smaller trailer if it was me.
#10780 of 11428 I am sure that with almost
Jun 20, 2005 (6:41 pm)
11,000 posts, there have numerous comparisons between the 2005 new Pathfinder and the 4-Runner...anyone have any realistic comparison summaries, pros and cons of each one, aside from the Pathfinders that pull 4Runnders out of the mud and vice-versa???...there used to be a comparo topic here, but it seems to be shut down, and there is no need to start it up, if summaries will do...looking to the future, I would be interested in the fall with a Pathfinder vs 4Runner vs 2006 Explorer, as the Expy is being redesigned and might just compete with the Path and 4R...
#10781 of 11428 Re: I am sure that with almost [marsha7]
Jun 20, 2005 (8:42 pm)
there used to be a comparo topic here, but it seems to be shut down
That's was archived over three years ago due to inactivity. However, just say the word and we'll reopen it.
#10782 of 11428 I agree canddmeyer
Jun 21, 2005 (9:35 am)
Towing at or above the towing weight limit is more excitement than I would want, particularly when braking and paying repair bills...
#10783 of 11428 Unique Situation - Low Milage 2003 4Runner Limited.
Jun 21, 2005 (11:10 am)
Here's a good one. I have a 2003 4Runner Limited which I purchased in May 2003. Fast forward to today (2+ years), my truck drives and feels brand new just like the day I took it home. Now here is my problem (not really a problem but a concern), My truck has 12,000 miles! Here's my question; outside of the oil (Mobil 1 SuperSynth 5W - 30) and air filter change back in May 2004, what else should i do to keep up with maintenance? I take the train to work every day and for the most part the truck is parked inside the garage and driven mostly during the weekends. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
#10784 of 11428 Re: Roof handles for 2005 4 runner [mountgirnar]
Jun 21, 2005 (11:40 am)
I have an 05 SR5 V8 and noticed the same thing as far as the driver's side handles. I bought from the dealer & with the install it was about $70. A lot cheaper if you buy the part & put it in yourself. BTW, it's the same part # as the passengers side handle.
#10785 of 11428 K&N filters, Drivers seat
Jun 21, 2005 (11:45 am)
Does anyone have experience with the K&N air & oil filters for the 05 V8?.Will it invalidate the warranty or cause the check engine light come on? Also, I seem to be having problems with my seat seeming to shift from side to side when I turn a corner. It's subtle and doesn't seem to be related to the seat track itself. Almost like one of the other seat adjustments is a little loose.
#10786 of 11428 Re: K&N filters, Drivers seat [djod49]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Jun 21, 2005 (12:01 pm)
An aftermarket air filter shouldn't cause a warranty issue unless excess oil gets on a sensor or something.
K&N Air Filters, bolt-on power?
Check out the consumer information and FAQs at SEMA.org too.
#10787 of 11428 Re: K&N filters, Drivers seat [djod49]
Jun 21, 2005 (2:25 pm)
I have installed a K&N in my 2005 4Runner V8. I have them in all my cars and I think it really is only a psychological advantage in terms of performance. There is a cost savings over a period of time if that is a concern and you don't mind cleaning it every 40K or so.
TRD makes similar filters for other cars. Not sure if they are rebadged K&N's or their own product line. At the time I could not get a TRD version so I got the K&N.