I would really appreciate some advice about towing with my 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser. It's a fairly new vehicle so there's not much info about towing anything with it yet. Here are the basic numbers:
Curb Weight: 4300
Max Tow Capacity: 5000
Hitch weight: about 500
If the FJ says it can tow 5000, and the the Safari is 5000 max, is this a reasonable combination? (I don't plan to load up the TV). Do I need a safety margin?
The FJ tows at 80% very nicely, my vintage 22 Argosy is 3425lbs and loading all the junk 3955lbs. I'm getting 17mpg on flat Florida land, 15mpg in my area, and 13 to 14 humping over hill and dale in Pennsylvania, (like the back roads but hilly).
Cruises nicely at 65mph and passes nicely at 75mph.
An Airstream dealer recommended as far as the Sport models 22' or a 19' Bambi no more due to weight. Sadly the sport does not come with shocks so passed on that one.