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Old 04-23-2008, 10:17 PM   #1
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1983 Toyota Landcruiser to TOW? Can I?

Does anyone out there tow with an old Cruiser?
(1983 Toyota Landcruiser FJ60)

That is what we have and we have towed our Jeep Cherokee fullly packed with our household inside on a dolly across the country with no brakes on the trailer, and our Cruiser full inside with roof rack packed down completely.

That was a snap, but this is another thing completely so I am wondering what your experiences are and or other people you know in this community who may do this??

I have heard of 4-runners pulling 24 ft Airstreams.

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Old 04-24-2008, 07:51 AM   #2
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You might want to post this in the Towing section, otherwise you may not get too many answers. I'll ask a mod if it can be moved.

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Old 04-24-2008, 10:08 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forums. Lots of knowledge and experience here. Start by reviewing the owner's manual for towing capability and maximum trailer weight. Take a look at the many threads here on towing. I'm sure some on this forum have experience with your particular Toyota and will chime in.

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Having owned a number of FJ40s and FJ60s with the 2F engine over the years, I'd say it's feasible. Not desireable particularly, but feasible. I wouldn't tow over, say 23' (a Safari) in a vintage trailer (less than 4,000 lbs) and a vintage Bambi, Caravel, or Globetrotter would be the better choices. The 2F isn't a ball of fire by itself, so don't expect to do any long hauling or tackling the Canadian Rockies with that combination. You'll need a good Class III hitch with weight equalization and sway control. It'll be hard on the clutch, but it's do-able.

I'd stay clear of the late model units except for perhaps the Bambi 19 & 16s as the newer ones are all too heavy for the FJ60, and larger ones are all wide bodies.


On edit, I actually found a site that has capacities for the FJ60, and they quote it as having a tow capacity of 3500 lbs, so that gives you a good cap for what you can look at.
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