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Old 12-20-2013, 08:33 PM #1
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Anyone else towing a travel trailer with a 5th generation 4Runner?

I didn't find a lot of people using their 4Runner to tow before I decided to do this and I did find a lot of "get a real truck if you want to tow" sentiment. I went ahead and did this anyhow because it seemed to me that it would be fine if I followed the weight guidelines from Toyota. I bought a Tekonsha 90195 P3 Electronic Brake Controller and a Blue Ok weight distribution hitch to make my towing experience as good as it could be. So far I like the way it tows. I'll post more after some longer trips in case anyone else is thinking of a 4Runner as a tow vehicle.
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Old 12-21-2013, 03:13 PM #2
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2014 Limited brake control help

I have brought a 2014 4R limited. I am going to pull a pop-up, but I need to install a brake control, have not done it before. I like to do it myself, How hard is it. Can I get any infro. It has a 7pin in back already.
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Funny, I was just posting something about me wanting to get a Tundra because my 2018 4Runner feels extremely underpowered when I tow my 2,400 lbs camper trailer in the mountains. What's the weight of your trailer? I love everything about the 4Runner, but revving at 4,000 RPM and still only doing 50mph up an incline in the Sierras drives me nuts. I wish it had an additional 100 HP.
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I've been looking into this a lot too, just to see if it's a good option or not.

A pop-up seems like the best route for me, for aerodynamics and weight
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What is the weight of the rig and how does the blue ox help?
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I tow a 3000 lb North River boat. 3000 lbs. with my 2018 T4R LTD

No problem over the passes. I did have Aamco install a transmission cooler.
Keeps the temps good all summer.
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I tow a 3000 lb North River boat. 3000 lbs. with my 2018 T4R LTD

No problem over the passes. I did have Aamco install a transmission cooler.
Keeps the temps good all summer.
Does the engine feel like it is working too hard? every time I tow 2000lb I feel like it is too high in the revs. Maybe it's just me.
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I move my buddies 4,400 lb ice trailer around the lot without much problem, but that isn't highway speed, I wouldn't tow something this large anywhere near highway speeds with this much load unless it was an emergency.

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