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Towing this Weekend

Discussion in 'Towing' started by 1engineer, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. Apr 9, 2014 at 5:57 AM
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    1engineer

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    Getting ready to move my daughter out of her final college apartment and into her first permanent dwelling lol. I will be pulling a U Haul 6X12 trailer around 600 miles this weekend. I have towed with the 4Runner many times in the past. It does an admirable job as long as you keep it below 5K lbs.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2014 at 11:40 AM
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    So back from my trip. Just to note for future reference:
    2012 stock TE with stock size tires going average interstate speeds
    Pulling 4,600 lbs will drop you down to around 12 mpg average (dual axle trailer)
    Pulling 2,000 lbs drops you down to around 15 mpg (single axle trailer)
    My average with no trailer is 19.5 mpg overall.
    Hope this helps any of those who will be towing.
     
  3. May 17, 2014 at 5:51 AM
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    I was wondering how much a trailer would sink the MPG.

    What speeds were you doing to average 19.5?
     
  4. May 18, 2014 at 9:42 AM
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    My wife and I are shopping for a 4Runner and need some information on towing a travel trailer. We are looking for something small that will be around the 17 to 20 foot range but we are more "shopping by the pound" for something that once we load up for a trip will be UNDER 5,ooo lbs.

    In 4Runner sales brochures it states the towing capacity to be 4,700 lbs. where as the FJ Cruiser literature states FJ towing capacity to 5,000 lbs. I am a little confused because the FJ it a lighter vehicle with a shorter wheel base so how can the towing capacity be higher?

    I would also like to get some input from people who have towed travel trailers with the 4Runner.

    Thank you, best regards.
     
  5. May 19, 2014 at 10:07 AM
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    I do 75% interstate, 24% around town and 1% off road, which is probably more off road than most lol. My interstate speeds are typical of 70-75 mph.
     
  6. May 19, 2014 at 10:22 AM
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    what year(s) 4runner and FJ are you looking at?
     
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