This engine was significantly larger and more powerful although not as reliable as the original 4-cylinder offering. We have a 2000 V6 that pulls our 20' Shamrock with no trouble. I would think that if you cannot lift the tongue of the trailer off the ground with minimal effort there if too much torque at that point and the center of mass would need to move aft. Cheers — Jan Thank you for your response. Other Necessary Stuff Weight Distribution Hitch. We got our 2016 4Runner in December and picked up our 2017 Escape 19 in July.
You'll need to beef up the rear suspension to prevent sagging. If you go this package be prepared to put dual brakes on the tandem axle trailer that you buy and have them 100% maintained annually. I have heard various opinions about this with not all of them being positive. Of course I plan on the weight distribution hitch w sway control — which is why I was talking to the hitch guy. Some trim levels get two mirrors mounted on the interior D-pillars just inside the rear hatch. I do not want to invest in a new tow vehicle.
Our Jayco 23 B is just 3950 lbs dry. I have a 2008 4Runner with identical towing capacity as your 2006 4Runner. As for the Lance accident described here, I belive it was unfortunate and due pilot error. Our 4 Runner was a 2006 6 cyl factory installed hitch with tranny cooler so it had the old 5000 tow rating. The truck has been flawless. But hey, maybe you've got the money to buy another tow vehicle every time you buy another boat? What I am planning looks very feasible. The other day I saw a new highlander towing a Starcraft hybrid travel trailer.
There are just two of us with minimal gear. As much as I miss that truck, I know that I made the right call. Do i need to buy that to make it safer to drive and would that add a lot of weight to the vehicle? Toyota seems to be pushing the V6 however! We always have to consider if we'll be towing on level ground, that's how they get away with 5K lbs, I will be my house the standard 3. Am I out to lunch with this plan? Se have a 14 Pathfinder 3. In 3rd gear we average 11.
Do you think the 4Runner will hold up? This time, it shared virtually nothing with the pickup it had originally evolved from, and shared its chassis with that of the four-door wagon. That is a time when understanding how to combine low gears, truck brakes and trailer brakes maintains a safe situation. We have been concerned about towing it with the v6 but you have re-assured me. Weight distribution bars can help this as well. We found that we could go 80 km per hour in third gear at 3000 rpm. I think the 4Runner should be able to pull 6,000 lbs trailer with auxiliary brakes on the trailer.
Have you been there and if so, any suggestions? We were gone 27 days Hi. Most of that was cosmetic and it was drivable with new tires and wheel. Thanks for hosting this forum………. California is on our bucket list, just not yet! Jan We recently purchased a Lance 1985 and tow with a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the 3. My one complaint about this set up is that the Toyota does not carry enough fuel. At 10-13 mpg, that gives us only about a 200-230 miles range before having to stop for more gasoline. Interior Features As with all Toyotas, the 4Runner accommodates its passengers well.
We have a 2016 4Runner and are getting ready to start the process of buying a travel trailer. I added some air bags in the orginal springs. Since then, I tow much differently. The dry weight of camper is 3780 lb. Our 4 Runner was a 2006 6 cyl factory installed hitch with tranny cooler so it had the old 5000 tow rating. I posted some pics of it somewhere around here.
Personally, our Lance 1685 net weight was just under 3800 lbs and after the fact, we felt we might have been pushing the edge of safety. My '06 V-8 Tundra tows my 20' Sea Hunt around with ease. We maaged 100 th 105 Km per hour. Hi Jan, thanks for the reply. With my Prodigy 2 brake controller set on boost 2, driving in traffic in San Antonio. We always have to consider if we'll be towing on level ground, that's how they get away with 5K lbs, I will be my house the standard 3.