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  1. Towing with '08 Hybrid

    Highlander 2nd Gen - Hybrid (XU40/2008-2013)
    I just bought a new-to-me 2008 Hybrid Limited to replace my aging Honda Element. I needed a bit more towing capacity for a small trailer (under 2K lbs) that I tow a few times a year, and I am very excited to be getting better MPG with a car that is so much bigger than my Element. I looked and...
  2. Towing with a Weight Distribution Hitch

    Highlander 3rd Gen - Hybrid (XU50/2014-present)
    Does anyone one here have experience towing with their HiHy using a Weight Distribution (WD) hitch? Are there any compelling arguments for or against using such a hitch on a Gen 3 HiHy? I'm planing to tow about 3k pounds and will appropriately maintain my tongue wrought around 10% of total load...
  3. Need Advice - Towing a 6000 lb camping trailer w Land Cruiser

    Land Cruiser Forum
    I'm looking at a new camping trailer and a new tow vehicle. Considering a 2016 or newer Land Cruiser. The trailer weighs 5K empty so let's say 6K loaded to go. It is 27 feet long and 10.5 feet high. I'd get a weight distributing hitch and antisway bar set-up. I'll be living in Colorado...
  4. No Towing Lights

    Sequoia Forum
    I have installed a receiver hitch and wiring harness on an '07 Sequoia. Only problem is that I don't have any voltage going to the wiring harness, and thus no trailer lights. Disconnected it and tested at the connectors under the back bumper--nothing there either. Have checked the 30 amp...
  5. Nervous about towing

    Highlander 1st Generation (2001-2007)
    I have a 2006 Highlander Limited 4WD and installed a CURT 13530 Class 3 trailer hitch last month (rated up to 3500 lbs). So far I've only put our bike rack on it but I'd like to get a camper and tow it. I've read mixed reviews about tow capacity but I'd like some guidance here. Thanks ahead...
  6. Tundra hitch

    Tundra 2nd Generation (2007-2013)
    Hey guys, new here. Not sure if this is the right place for this... I have an aftermarket class IV hitch and bumper mount. I had it on my 08 sr5. Looking to sell. Paid $350 for the hitch and $300 for the bumper mount. Looking to get $300+ shipping. Let me know. Thanks!
  7. Towing advice for a noob

    Sequoia Forum
    I've committed to helping my daughter fetch her dysfunctional 1996 Eclipse from out of state (about a 100 mile tow). The Eclipse grosses out at around 2700 lbs, so we're going to get a car carrier (U-Haul does not recommend a dolly - thoughts?) and pull it back to the house. The only thing...
  8. RE: '87 Dolphin towing power

    Pre-88 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    RE: '87 Dolphin towing power I previously posted with a question about fluid cooling systems, and in that post, I mentioned that I had heard that my truck would pull. But the more I thought about it, the less I knew about whether this is true. So, I'd like to get some opinions on the subject...
  9. Best type of oil/transmission cooler for towing?

    Pre-88 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    I am planning on doing some towing with my '87 Dolphin, and have been doing some research. I have read that it's best to get fluid coolers when the truck is going to be working harder. My question is about which type of cooler — plate, or tube and fin — is best to improve performance and...
  10. Tow Bar?

    Corolla 8th Generation (1998-2002)
    Each year I do a number of festivals at a site 100 miles away. I need my camper and pickup truck there, as well as my daily driver- a 1999 Corolla VE M/T. I plan to tow the Corolla behind the other vehicles so I can leave them there and return for the others both ways. Got a cheap bar at...
  11. Towing a utility trailer with Camry - Anyone done it?

    Camry 1st and 2nd Gen (1983-86) and (1987-91)
    OK Camry fans, I have a question. (Background: I've had my 1991 Camry for many years and love it. Still getting 30+ mph, not oil leaks, etc.) Anyway, I'd like to put a trailer hitch on it and pull a small utility trailer, max load 900 lbs. + trailer. I only need to make occasional trips of 5-10...
  12. How much can I tow?

    Pre-88 Toyota Pickup/Hilux
    Hi All, I'm getting ready to move and need to tow some household items, all boxed up along with a couple small pieces of furniture. nothing very heavy. leaving the washer/dryer behind. Much of this is in plastic boxes with the top that folds down; But the remainder? can my truck pull a small...
  13. Rear air lifts/bags/shocks for 09 Corolla

    Corolla 10th Gen/2nd Gen Matrix (2009-2013)
    I want some extra support in the rear of my '09 Corolla for towing a motorcycle trailer. Nothing fancy, just a set of air shocks or whatever they're called these days. I'm not looking for a $2k air suspension kit. Thanks.
  14. Should I buy a Highlander?

    Highlander 1st Generation (2001-2007)
    I have never owned a car but will be purchasing one soon. I am an avid fisherman and will be towing a boat 2-3 times per week sometimes distance of up to 200 miles. Most towing will happen within 30 miles though. The boat and trailer I own weighs between 1500 to 1700 pounds. I travel long...
  15. Can I use stiffer 6 cyl. quickStruts in a 4 cyl. gen 4

    Camry 3rd and 4th Gen '92-'01, Solara '99-'03
    Hello and thanks to all you knowledgeable posters for all the wonderful information contributed to this forum. I mistakenly ordered the 2 series Monroe quickstruts for my 4 cyl. 99 camry. I wouldn't mind the stiffer ride if they will fit without undo reworking. Anyone know if the 6 cyl. strut...
  16. Trailer Hitches and Towing- Expert Advice, Tips, Videos and FAQ's

    Tacoma 2nd Generation (2005-2015)
    Towing is an important feature for any truck owner and having the right tools and information is critical to getting you and your payload safely to your destination. In this article, titled Trailer Hitches and Towing, we cover the basics and explore topics like brakes, wiring and installation...
  17. Tundra rear bumper. What is a towable bumper?

    Tundra 1st Generation (2000–2006)
    When looking at various websites for a trailer hitch for my 2003 Tundra AC V6 I noticed that sometimes within the list of vehicles a specific hitch would fit, it would say, 2003 Toyota Tundra "excludes towable bumper" models. Does anybody know what a "towable bumper" is? And how do you know if...
  18. Off-Road Question

    Sequoia Forum
    Hello Everyone, We are thinking about replacing our second vehicle, a 1/2 ton pickup, with a Sequoia. The truck's primary purpose was to tow a boat, a travel trailer, and traverse winter snowy conditions when needed (wife's Highlander is the 2wd 4 cyl great MPG version). We are now getting to...
  19. How to safely tow my 97 corolla

    Corolla 7th Generation (1993-1997)
    Hi, anyone know where to hook up a chain so I can tow my corolla DX (97) with my Dodge to the shop to get it looked at? I only have to go 10 kms, wish the car would stay running so i could drive it there, and I also wish my licence wasnt suspended for 90 days lol. So wheres the safe spot to...
  20. Towing: travel trailer and brakes

    Highlander 1st Generation (2001-2007)
    I have a 2004 Highlander 3.3L V6 with the tow prep package. My hitch is an after market one but with same specs as the Toyota requirement; i.e 3500 lb. I am interested in a travel trailer which seems to fit weight limit requirements. The trailer has electric brakes. I want to ascertain the...
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