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Toyota 4Runner, SUV
#11181 of 11429 trailer towing capacity
Jan 27, 2006 (7:27 pm)
in regard to some question on towing capacity for a 4 runner.i tow a 25 ft.trailer with total weight of approx. 5500 lbs.the vehicle is equiped with a frame weight distribution hitch .the 4runner is a v6 and the toyota manual suggestion is 6400 lbs.for a v6 with a weight distribution hitch.i towed that same trailer with a 1996 4 runner v6 thro. the rocky mtns.that 1996 runner has 350,000 miles on it with no major repairs
#11182 of 11429 It's more than weight and ...it's about Safety!
Jan 29, 2006 (5:17 pm)
How much can the 4Runner SAFELY TOW with a short (110") wheelbase?
Not to mention at 5,500 pounds and a few passengers and their gear you were pushing the limit.
#11183 of 11429 Re: It's more than weight and ...it's about Safety! [chuck1]
Feb 02, 2006 (8:00 pm)
Years ago I bought a special built Jeep so I could tow then had a trailer custom built thinking I had the correct tow vehicle. The trailer was within the towing spec's for the Jeep. As I lived a few hundred miles away from the delivering dealer I had the trailer towed by a professional. When he delivered it he complimented me on the way the trailer had been built then asked me what I was going to tow it with. I pointed to the Jeep and mentioned the capacity for which it was built and rated. He agreed the while the Jeep had the guts needed for towing he rightly pointed out that even with trailer brakes I did not have the stopping power needed in case of emergency + under high windy conditions I'd be fighting for control and all over the road. I took his word to heart and never tempted the fates. So my advise is be extremely careful and consider all conditions you will be subjecting your vehicle and to.
#11184 of 11429 Re: It's more than weight and ...it's about Safety! [grahmm]
Feb 02, 2006 (9:36 pm)
"So my advise is be extremely careful and consider all conditions you will be subjecting your vehicle and to."
I agree! I have an '05 4Runner and tow about 4,500 pounds at 23 feet. I have the WD hitch and prodigy brake controller. Even tough the SUV is "rated" at 7,500 pounds, you gotta be crazy to tow anything longer or heavier!
Yet, by going to RV.Net I know there are guys doing it.
Feb 03, 2006 (1:55 pm)
Greetings to all. Can anybody tell me if the Nav package can be dealer installed on a 06 Sport? Thanks alot.
#11186 of 11429 Re: Navigation [pschreck]
Feb 04, 2006 (3:38 am)
Check the various toyota 4runner forums which show different types of Toyota Nav units that go right in. Also, aftermarket stuff is available,
#11187 of 11429 Re: Navigation [ponytrekker]
Feb 04, 2006 (9:49 am)
#11188 of 11429 Re: lurching forward
Feb 06, 2006 (3:02 am)
99 4-Runner - on occasion, while sitting at a light or stop sign, completely stopped, it feels like someone has rear ended the car. Not enough to move the car forward, but we have felt that we were certainly hit from behind. Called dealer, they have never had a complaint like this. It doesn't happen often so they can't replicate it. Anyone elde have this problem? Only 68,000 miles. Thanks.
#11189 of 11429 Re: lurching forward [jepcfpcpa]
Feb 06, 2006 (5:33 am)
There has been some discussion of this issue before. What has been discussed is that either when coming to a complete stop or when the brake is released afterh having come to a stop there is a thud in the driveline. This issue appears to affect the newer V8 4Runners that are in four wheel drive all the time. The solution (at least for me) has been to have the dealer lubricate the slip yoke. Maybe you can provide a little better description so that we can try and determine whether your problem is the same. However, I would suggest trying the above to see if it makes a difference!
#11190 of 11429 4runner or honda pilot
Feb 06, 2006 (11:42 pm)
i am trying to decide between 4 runner and honda pilot. presently in ny city but moving to north maine which would be better? should i buy in ny or in maine ? thanks for yr help.