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Old 06-06-2008, 07:40 AM   #15
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but wasn't there an article in TrailerLife recently with an FJ pulling a larger (22'?) AS?

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I am not aware of how the FJ will tow or how it would handle an Airstream so would leave that to the towing professionals.

I would suspect there are much better, similar sized SUVs for towing but would speculate that the FJ/combination could be tweaked to be quite a good set up to one degree or another.
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NICE!
i had tried finding the Trailer Life article online...but i think their archives/back issues only went through the june 2007 issue, and it was the dec. '07 issue that featured the FJ pulling a 22'.
based on the above photo & the new V6 SuperCharger fitkit that is now available for the FJ, i believe there is hope...
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The basic FJ should have more than enough power to handle the smaller Airstreams.

Regardless of tranny and driveline configuration you get the same Toyota aluminum block 4.0-liter, 60-degree V6 engine from the Tacoma, Tundra, and 4Runner. With dual-overhead cams, 24 valves and VVT-i technology, the engine manages 239 horsepower at 5,200 rpm, and 278 pound-feet of torque at 3,700 rpm. Note that both numbers are based on 91-octane fuel, which isn't required but is recommended.

Preliminary mileage numbers are 18/22 for the automatic 4x2, 16/19 for the 4x4 with manual transmission and 17/21 for the 4x4 automatic. All models offer a 5,000-pound towing capacity, and an automatic 4x4 vehicle got to 60 mph in 7.8 seconds.

This charts also shows it is quite capable of handling 5,000lbs in an acceleration test compared to other vehicles.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...g?t=1212767153

One would believe the issue you would need to work on is stability. The links found in post #10 by REDNAX is your key to that door.
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again....thank you, RoadRuler. great info. and you're right...i need to learn more about the whole stability thang.
i'll go back to REDNAX's post w/ the links you mention and look at them again.
everyone has been so helpful and i appreciate it very much.
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