Jan I just purchased a 2017 Starcraft 26bh with a weight of 4,578lbs. The new 4Runner was also available with a factory installed selectable electric locker in the rear differential, a first for the 4Runner but available since 1993 in the. Traction control for rear-wheel drive models, anti-lock brakes, and stability control are all standard features for 2001. I would say I felt the difference going through the pass but it handled it. We managed to pull the camper without much difficulty but you definitely feel the difference with pulling uphill. Pull power was sufficient as was braking. I have a trailer the same size as mine wich will make it a little tougher to tow due to the total length of the trailer.
The link shows the dealer with the retros Hi Ross! We were in no rush and saw 3 other 4 Runners pulling trailers as well. Hey everyone, I'm a new guy here and looking for an reliable, fun, and economical 4x4 vehicle with some decent towing capacity. I do need a real bed for my injuries and space for my dogs. Can someeone elze please comment and let me know if this is happening to them as well? We just bought a 2016 keystone hideout dry weight 3285. Traction control for rear-wheel drive models, anti-lock brakes, and stability control are all standard features for 2001.
So good to read your post! Some treat it like calculus with lots of Xs and Os in complicated formulas. I have only been looking at campers that weigh less than 6000 lbs. Have you driven both, and if so, how drastically different do they feel? Basically you want your center of mass to be right in the sweet spot between the axles. There's an electronically-controlled center differential that will lockup the front and rear axles if the driver decides to do some serious off-roading, and there's also a low range transfer case if the going gets even more rough. Sounds like maybe not such a good idea after all. We have one last 4 day trip planed in September, back to Jasper for us before the snow flys. We towed a 21 foot travel trailer for a couple of long trips 4000+ miles with a 2011 V-6 Honda Pilot at its max tow rating of 4500 lbs.
Yes, it seems logical that putting mass further from the axles would produce more torque on the trailer hitch. Then there are just the other nice-to-haves, like a larger fridge, full bathroom, etc. Its became a very swanky means of transportation but it hasn't become strictly a boulevard cruiser. Does anybody have experience with the Eaz-Lift R3 ReCurve? In the rear, the axle is mounted with a multi-link arrangement and coil springs instead of the more common, and less sophisticated, leaf springs. We were towing with a 4 Runner and it was at the max of its tow limit even with the factory tow package i. Cheers — Jan Hey guys we just pulled home a new to us Jayco Jayfeather 23b.
The total weight being towed is just one factor to consider. All-in-all you just need to research. The wiring for a tow hitch is built in but the hitch setup itself is an optional extra and it's good for 5000 pounds of towing capacity. We want to be safe and comfortable. All 4runners were equipped with for the engine, transfer case, and fuel tank to prevent damage during off-roading. We just bought a 2016 keystone hideout dry weight 3285. All 14 mpg of it! You almost forget it's back there.
Either the axles of the trailer or the axle of the the 4-runner. . We have a 3124 — which we love. I need to build my confidence level driving in mountain terrain. The trailer brakes make a big difference, stops smoother and easier than when pulling my 17' boat on single axle trailer without breaks. I would add the sway control and already have a brake controller.
The Lance 1685 has everything we want in a trailer. This will tow a trailer with a 2950 lb dry weight. The kit included a folding rear seat that could be folded forward to lay flat and add cargo space to the back. We have one last 4 day trip planed in September, back to Jasper for us before the snow flys. I have not experienced any problems to date with 2000 miles behind us. Basically you want your center of mass to be right in the sweet spot between the axles.
The latest V6 4Runner has the same power and weight as the old V8 yet is only rated for 5000 under j2807. All first generation 4Runners had two doors and were indistinguishable from the pickups from the dashboard forward. My 4Runner hitch says 7,300 lbs when used as a weight distribution hitch. I have heard various opinions about this with not all of them being positive. I have installed a transmission cooler and use an Equal-i-zer hitch with sway control and weight distribution rolling on Michelin tires.
Jan Thanks for your quick reply. Dual axel aluminum trailer with brakes. Having never towed anything other than the smaller U-Hauls, I want to be prepared before getting on the road. I can send pictures or post a description if interested. I haven't tried with the 4runner yet but I'm going to have to be much more careful.
Upon return home, we studied our weight distribution and anti-sway system to see what might have gone wrong. I would also stow the propane tanks in area right between axles. Does anybody have experience with the Eaz-Lift R3 ReCurve? When it comes to towing horses, one cannot have too much tow vehicle and safety equipment. Once we were on flat open interstate and traffic flow opened up I found it did ok shifting into 5th. Best vehicle I have ever owned.