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Posted: 4/23/2016 8:52:05 PM EDT
2nd or 3rd generation, V6 and the tow package.  I'm pretty sure the 2nd generation is rated at 6500 lbs and the 3rd generation perhaps a couple of hundred pounds more.

What's the most one should be comfortable with?  All in, given trailer, gear, critters, passengers, dental floss and condoms.  Up the mountains and braking back down the other side.  Does a 5000-5500 lbs. max load seem to be a safe enough of a buffer below the rated capacity?

All comments are welcomed and encouraged.  Thank you for your time.

Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:54:15 PM EDT
I came to say, I don't know?
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 8:55:20 PM EDT
I'd be more worried about the driver skill then vehicle.

I drive it every year, twice, with an f350 and give or take ~15000lbs on.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:10:44 PM EDT
If the trailer has trailer brakes then I'd pull 5K on the interstate passes without hesitation.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 9:16:05 PM EDT
Rent a Uhaul and tow your Toyota and whatever else to save your transmission.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 10:03:18 PM EDT
Load it up, it's a Toyota??
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 10:11:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/23/2016 10:12:51 PM EDT by Dragracer_Art]
I currently own a 2011 4Runner. It's rated to tow 5000lbs... but having owned and towed damn near everything I could hang on the back of a 1/2, 3/4 and 1-ton Chevy  truck...  There's no fucking way I'd consider dragging that much (5k) behind my Toyota. That's the same as a 3500lb car on a 1500lb trailer. I've done that behind a half ton pickup countless times already and it's marginally comfortable.

Probably the most weight I'd consider safe behind a Taco is about 3000lbs.

Remember... the thinner air on that half of the US is 'gonna completely suck the horsepower right out of your engine. A 3000lb load will feel like 6000lbs going over the mountains.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:30:41 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Dragracer_Art:
I currently own a 2011 4Runner. It's rated to tow 5000lbs... but having owned and towed damn near everything I could hang on the back of a 1/2, 3/4 and 1-ton Chevy  truck...  There's no fucking way I'd consider dragging that much (5k) behind my Toyota. That's the same as a 3500lb car on a 1500lb trailer. I've done that behind a half ton pickup countless times already and it's marginally comfortable.

Probably the most weight I'd consider safe behind a Taco is about 3000lbs.

Remember... the thinner air on that half of the US is 'gonna completely suck the horsepower right out of your engine. A 3000lb load will feel like 6000lbs going over the mountains.
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What he said. Sorry have to agree.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:35:06 PM EDT
Depends, are the condoms unused or full? Could make a difference.
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:36:49 PM EDT
Stay home flatlander.  
Link Posted: 4/23/2016 11:38:53 PM EDT
That would depend on the condition of my brakes, whether or not i had trailer brakes, and how much cash I had laying around for a new transmission.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:03:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:
2nd or 3rd generation, V6 and the tow package.  I'm pretty sure the 2nd generation is rated at 6500 lbs and the 3rd generation perhaps a couple of hundred pounds more.

What's the most one should be comfortable with?  All in, given trailer, gear, critters, passengers, dental floss and condoms.  Up the mountains and braking back down the other side.  Does a 5000-5500 lbs. max load seem to be a safe enough of a buffer below the rated capacity?

All comments are welcomed and encouraged.  Thank you for your time.

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Nope
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:11:15 AM EDT
With my ex-wife you'd have enough weight capacity for about four lightly loaded nylon duffel bags and her grocery bag of chips and soda.  There's your starting point.

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:15:05 AM EDT

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Nope

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Originally Posted By Zippy_The_Wonderdog:

2nd or 3rd generation, V6 and the tow package.  I'm pretty sure the 2nd generation is rated at 6500 lbs and the 3rd generation perhaps a couple of hundred pounds more.



What's the most one should be comfortable with?  All in, given trailer, gear, critters, passengers, dental floss and condoms.  Up the mountains and braking back down the other side.  Does a 5000-5500 lbs. max load seem to be a safe enough of a buffer below the rated capacity?



All comments are welcomed and encouraged.  Thank you for your time.







Nope





Agreed.



Having towed quite a bit in the canyons around here I wouldn't feel comfortable going much higher than half the rated weight.



 
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:15:38 AM EDT
Also what kind of load we talking? If it's a camp trailer that's going to drag the wind, he'll no. The wife's SUV is a V6 with 270hp, max I would pull and have is 3k. That's a Jumping Jack trailer and 4x4 atv on top with some gear.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:20:39 AM EDT
If you want a new truck do it.
I see people doing it everyday. Apparently they want new trucks.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:26:29 AM EDT
If you want to to poop your pants as that thing tries to push you off of the road on every down hill curve,  go ahead and do it.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:36:13 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:39:50 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 12:48:09 AM EDT
I pulled a bit over 6000lb enclosed (AKA airbrake) trailer across the US and rockies with my 5K rated 4runner, no problem. You'll have to keep a safe speed and will be in 2nd gear in some places, heading up to summit county. Downshift for engine braking and you absolutely must have trailer brakes to do it safely.
Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:26:14 AM EDT
One of these...no more.

Link Posted: 4/24/2016 1:29:30 AM EDT
87 lbs. Or, 8700 lbs. Read the owners manual.
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