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Michael Lamers

What do you tow with your Toyota?

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I'm really interested to see what others tow with their RAV4, because that's what I intend to do, but thoughts and ideas from anyone will be welcome. 

So far no effort towing this little camper:

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That's probably because it's a light weight (Tare 120kg) Elite motorcycle camper.  The Honda ST1300 handles it quite well: 

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So the RAV4's 2.4litre, 5 speed manual was fine.  Not so behind the Mazda6, 5 speed auto.   In auto, it kept hunting for a suitable gear, had to drive it like a manual - 1st world problem aye!

I can check the RAV's specs and find out what's recommended, but rather than know what it can handle "in theory", I want some firsthand knowledge of your real experiences. 

 

 

 

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Unbraked 750kg

Braked 1500kg

You are going to feel the hurt if you are towing 1500kg though.

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23 hours ago, trentmeyer23 said:

Unbraked 750kg

Braked 1500kg

You are going to feel the hurt if you are towing 1500kg though.

Thanks Trent, but I already knew the technical answer from the vehicle specs.  And, yes 1500kg is gunna hurt, really hurt I suspect. 

I'm thinking of a camper around 750kg, add 150 - 200kg of extras - all up under 1000kg.   I wondered if there were any members willing to share their experiences with that sort of combination.

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