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Old 05-11-2012, 03:14 PM   #21
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Have your toyota dealer run the vin number and they can tell you exactly what the tow rating is for your van. And if it just needs a thing or two added to bring the rating up, they should be able to tell you that also. It just might do the job.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:07 PM   #22
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I like Mike's idea. Get the bases covered. If you have the V6 220HP is lots of power. The 1,300+ lbs of payload for that vehicle is generous too.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:34 PM   #23
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Ok. Thanks. Will do.
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Old 05-11-2012, 10:38 PM   #24
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My DD is an '84 3/4 ton Blazer. (M1009)

It'll do just fine with that trailer.

Just plan to be mindful of the wind - it is a very short wheelbase.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #25
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When I first read the thread title I pictured motor coaches backing their dingy. Reversed wheelbase indeed.
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Old 05-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #26
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Local dealership typed in my vin and said 3,500 lbs max towing capacity and any sort of increasing that would have to be via some aftermarket specialty shop.
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Old 05-16-2012, 01:21 PM   #27
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is this based on average weight of a rv? cause otherwise since it doesn't take into consideration the tonage your towing,,,i would just ignore it.
my ford ranger may tow my 13 like a dream...but if that 13 was solid lead ...see what i mean?
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:00 AM   #28
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I don't understand and must be missing something. Seems to me that if the 13' were made of fiberglass and weighed 3000 lbs, then Toyota Canada has said my van could tow it but if the 13' were made of lead and weighed 15,000 lbs, then Toyota Canada has said my van can not tow it.

Also seems to me that if Toyota says 3,500 lbs max, an accident while towing something heavier, particularly in the USA, would give a plaintiff's lawyer extra ammo.
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