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Old 05-28-2009, 07:30 AM   #21
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Hi Kristen, 2005 4runner reviews look OK. You would be pushing the limits a little if you take into account the stuff that you bring along while camping like food, water and bikes etc. With four wheel vented disk breaks you should have the stopping power. With the short wheel base a good anti-sway hitch will be in order.

I'm curious what years Road Ruler is talking about. It seems this generation is allot better than the 90s version for towing.

Just some thoughts. Continue to do your research and see what you come up with. Good luck!
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I'm curious what years Road Ruler is talking about. It seems this generation is allot better than the 90s version for towing.
Best to check with the Andrew T. Here is a post (#13) where he talked about it on the forum.... http://www.airforums.com/forums/f463...tml#post568122
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Well, I made a spread sheet and guess-tamated all the stuff that would go in the TV and in the TT, and looked up all the weights and considered tongue weight, etc etc. Looks like I wouldn't be allowed to have a passenger with the 4Runner... and the tow capacity is about 77%-- a little high. The Expedition passed my spreadsheet test, as did the Grand Cherokee Limited (I was looking up 2006 models, as I am buying used). I appreciate all the help! More test driving to do tomorrow!

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Also realize that the numbers may or may not have anything to do with how well a vehicle will handle the trailer. The Grand and the newer Expeditions (with IRS) when set up optimally have good approval ratings and handle well.
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