Apparently among Landcruiser circles there is great discussion as to why the tow capacity is only 5,000. It seems the Cruisers didn't come from Japan with a hitch installed and they were all dealer/port installed. So, this could be the reason, the Drawtite units are rated for 6,500.
If it helps the discussion the rear axle rating is 3,970. Also, the W/D hitch I was looking at was the Blue Ox, it is supposed to have sway built in. Is this the case? Are there other hitches I should look at?
Thanks for the responses everyone.
I am trying to understand all this, this is what my numbers look like.
- 4,370lbs TT UVW
- 400lbs passenger cargo
- 800lbs TT cargo
- 4,970lbs vehicle weight
= 930lbs remaining
What else am I missing?
I have been searching and researching all over the internet trying to come to a solid conclusion. It seemed as though most of the research was coming from this website, so I thought I would join and post my scenario for your input.
Our family currently has a 95 Toyota Landcruiser that we will be using for our tow vehicle. The GVWR is 6,470lbs and the tow capacity is 5,000lbs. It is strange, but apparently in other parts of the world the same Landcruiser has a tow capacity of 7,700lbs. Anyway, we are looking at the Keystone Passport 250BH, it's dry weight is 4,370.
I am planning on installing a Prodigy brake controller and using a Blue Ox weight distribution hitch if I need it.
We will be using the trailer to go to Orlando and state parks within 2 hours or so of our home in Florida.
I am just trying to find out what your thoughts would be on the above combo.