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Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: BPKlein] #14063028 07/15/21 07:38 PM
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I personally would not do it. Anything 20’ and up is full size territory in my opinion.

Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: BPKlein] #14065207 07/17/21 06:22 PM
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I picked my Champ up in Lafayette. I towed it back to Rockwall with my Tacoma. No problems at all. LA does not have weight on trailer titles so I had to weigh it before registering. With 1/2 tank of gas (95 gallon tank) and no gear it weighed 4650 lbs hitched to the truck. I ran 75 on interstate all the way back. Tacoma had the 4.0. I never had any problems launching and never used 4wd. I think you will be fine. I bought a Tundra not long after buying the boat. It was time for a new truck and wanted a full size again. I hated to sell the Tacoma it was a great off road truck. I could out run the mules on the deer lease. [Linked Image]


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Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: BPKlein] #14065243 07/17/21 07:28 PM
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75mph in what gear and at how many rpms? Just asking since it can barely carry its own bloated butt much less an extra 5k lbs. At 75 I'm about 3200 rpms in 4th and about 4500 in 3rd. I drop to 3rd fairly regular with no trailer.

Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: Samsonsworld] #14066122 07/18/21 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Samsonsworld
75mph in what gear and at how many rpms? Just asking since it can barely carry its own bloated butt much less an extra 5k lbs. At 75 I'm about 3200 rpms in 4th and about 4500 in 3rd. I drop to 3rd fairly regular with no trailer.
I towed an 18' Ranger with my '06 Tacoma with 4.0 without any issues. The four runner can weigh 400+ pounds or more. Maybe yours has a different rear end ratio ? I could tow on the hwy in 5th a lot of the time

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Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: BPKlein] #14066957 07/19/21 07:07 PM
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Maybe I got a lemon but there seems to be a lot of similar complaints.

Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: Samsonsworld] #14067367 07/20/21 01:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Samsonsworld
75mph in what gear and at how many rpms? Just asking since it can barely carry its own bloated butt much less an extra 5k lbs. At 75 I'm about 3200 rpms in 4th and about 4500 in 3rd. I drop to 3rd fairly regular with no trailer.

I towed in 5th. I don't recall RPMs but normally at 75 it would be in the low 2s. I had an 18' Ranger 375 before the Champ. I can't honestly say you did not know it was back there but really did not feel it once up to speed.


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Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: BPKlein] #14067568 07/20/21 05:15 AM
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I have a 2020 4Runner and it tows my 21' Legend well enough. I keep my boat at a marina so I don't tow often. Longest trip was 3.5hrs and that was when I first bought the boat. Gas mileage and acceleration were awful, but it handled fine.

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Originally Posted by Samsonsworld
Originally Posted by BPKlein
Hello,
I tried searching, but didn’t find much.
I’m considering a 2 year old 4Runner. 4 WD, 4.0l V6.
The boat is a 20 foot bay boat. I don’t ever tow very far. Most of the time it’s only 2 miles to Lake Lewisville. But, on occasion I tow up to Texoma. (1 hour each way)

Thoughts on 4Runner?
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My 2020 can't hold OD most of the time and turns 3k rpms on interstate to do 78mph. So plan on turning a LOT of RPMs while towing. I debate whether or not I even want to pull the waverunner with mine. If I knew then what I know now, I'd have picked something else. My $.02.

PS - The engine has been the only disappointment. It also gets really bad economy. Everything else is great.

We have the same vehicle in a limited package. We love it. It's a dog, but I know it will run forever. And like you said, I absolutely would not pull anything with it. It can barely get out of it's own way! We do love it and plan to keep it for a long long time.

Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: DLALLDER] #14104813 08/23/21 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by DLALLDER
The 4Runner will easily handle the rig. Should tow up to 5000 lbs with no problems. If you are concerned take rig to a public scale & get it weighed. Rig might weigh 3000 lbs.. One suggestion NEVER TOW IN OVERDRIVE!!!! Daniel
Anybody that tows AT the vehicles MAX weight probably isn't going to like the experience.

Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: BPKlein] #14105509 08/23/21 08:07 PM
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Not sure if it was brought up already, but does your boat trailer have single or dual axles. The dual axle will help with the tongue weight and distribution. That's the key for the tow vehicle to behave properly.

I personally don't like towing anything unless it's with a full size. Footprint / wheel base as well as braking come into play for me. It's how well your tow vehicle will behave when you have to do an emergency / short stop. I was spoiled with a F350... weight, wheelbase and brakes made all the difference. The engine is just getting you up to speed.

The two mile trip to the local lake may be fine... but going to Texoma is where I'd think twice if you're on the road for a while.


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Re: Toyota 4Runner [Re: BPKlein] #14113749 08/30/21 06:29 PM
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We've had two 4 Runners, a 2004 V8 AWD and a 2010 V6 Limited AWD. My wife just loved the old V8! When it came time we drove all the "new" 4 Runner models and the Mrs just didn't want the V6. So, we ended up with a then 3 year old CPO AWD Lexus GX460. That is one sweet little V8 SUV! The only downside is Lexus calls for premium fuel. The three year old copies coming off lease seem to be great buys. We've had ours two years now, it's five years old with nothing but routine maintenance we get done at the local Yoter dealer.

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