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Does anyone actually haul loads in the 4Runner?

Since it is technically a truck right? Just wondering if it was a viable option versus a tacoma or tundra for hauling stuff from Home Depot or Lowes (nothing major just occasional fence posts, etc)
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Why wouldn't be used for hauling??

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I've hauled loads. The power rear window makes hauling lumber and patio cover sheeting a breeze. Because I have a cargo tray I've also hauled sod, bags of ground cover, game from hunting & fishing excursions, basically anything that isn't loose like rocks or dirt. I've also used the roof rack when the interior was loaded. Although I never had a problem I am always concerned about the amount of weight resting on the hatchback opening with the window down. The heaviest load I ever hauled was my family as we're all over 200lbs, and between the 5 of us I'm pretty sure I was over my load carrying capacity! Throttle response was sluggish too and the air conditioning couldn't keep up.


Fyi - with the rear window down aerodynamics will suck exhaust into the cabin, so beware. Don't run your HVAC on recirculate if that window is open.
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Thanks for the reply! Always wondered but weighing options in terms of how practical it would be. May be better to settle on a Tacoma due to needing to haul taller items like appliances and furniture; not having a personal truck continues to bite my family in the ass more often than I'd like to admit lol
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