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Payload of 2007 V8 4x4?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by MaeKay, May 30, 2018.

  1. May 30, 2018 at 9:25 PM
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    MaeKay

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    We've been towing a large popup trailer with a GVWR of around 3500 lb and a tongue weight of 440 lbs. It tows great and we lose may 3 mpg. (The popup trailer has electric breaks and we use a break controller...)

    Recently we decided to look into a smaller hybrid travel trailer but the numbers are confusing me. The door says Occupants and Cargo shouldn't exceed 950 lb. My pop up forum says you have to include the tongue weight of the trailer into that payload. How on earth does that even make sense??? If that were true we'd already be over our payload with 4 occupants that were naked, no cargo, and the tongue weight of the smallest popup trailer.

    What is the real payload for a 2007 V8 Ltd 4x4 4Runner???

    And if I used electric breaks with a controller, a WD hitch and a sway bar, could we tow something like a Rockwood/Forest River Roo 183??? Hitch weight 387 lb, 5387 lb GVWR (just below 80% of the 7,000 tow rating of the 4Runner), 21'3" total length? We travel all over the western US so hills will be involved. Long trips and short trips.

    I'm sorry if I'm asking the same question that has been asked a million times. I've tried searching this forum and others and cannot find the answer. Feel free to answer with just useful links if you'd prefer not to repeat yourself.
    Thanks!
     
  2. May 30, 2018 at 9:58 PM
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    GandalfTheWhite

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    This is what I found when I googled it

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  3. May 30, 2018 at 10:14 PM
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    MaeKay

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    Yeah, that’a what I found, too. Wondering why the door says 950. And wondering what numbers go into the payload. I don’t trust everything on the internet so I was hoping someone could give me a knowledgeable answer of how they arrived at 950 or 1400.
     
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  4. May 31, 2018 at 4:40 AM
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    BassAckwards

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    Payload includes all of the passengers, gear in the car, and the tongue weight as well. So if your trailer has a tongue weight of 400lbs, your payload left for passengers and gear would be 550lbs, assuming that the total payload is 950
     
  5. May 31, 2018 at 11:01 AM
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    MaeKay

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    I’m just utterly confused how anyone is towing anything with 4Runners with a payload of that limit. Frustration not directed at anyone here, just very very confused.
     
  6. May 31, 2018 at 11:23 AM
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    brochacho

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    I towed with mine. Put airbags in the rear to help with sag and payload issues. My trailer wasn't very heavy but loaded up with 3 kids and a 200lb dog in back it did okay...not great...but just okay. Mine had the V6 so you should be able handle a bit more with your V8.

     
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