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Old 11-06-2020, 02:39 PM   #1
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Anyone towing a boler with a RAV4 hybrid?

I'm looking at replacing my 2012 mitsubishi outlander V6 with a new 2020 RAV4 hybrid. The specs on the two vehicles are very similar. Curb weight and horsepower are almost the same. The mitsu is rated to tow 3500lb and the RAV4 hybrid only 1750lb.





I've weighed my boler at the scale with a full load for boondock camping including my full water capacity and its just over 1600 lbs (including tongue weight) so technically I'd be legal.



Just curious if anyone is using a RAV4 hybrid to tow a fiberglass of similar weight and how you find it for handling braking etc?
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Old 11-06-2020, 07:33 PM   #2
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I tow our boler 1300 with a 2019 RAV 4 hybrid on Vancouver island. My weight with it loaded up as I travel is ~1475 lbs. Have had no problems with braking and handling. Actually quite pleased with how it tows up the hump and over to the west coast. I get around 7.5 l/100km.
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Old 11-07-2020, 10:32 AM   #3
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I tow our Boler with a Subaru Forester. Very similar to the Rav4 except that our limit is 1500lb, with electric brakes, which we work to ensure is our limit. It tows well, almost like it's not there.
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Old 11-07-2020, 11:41 AM   #4
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Cool thanks that makes me feel better about it.
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