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thomasmnile

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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

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His fuel economy is horrible when towing? [emoticon]


And go over 9,000 feet passes without a 4WD.


Or a turbo engine. We just bought a Highlander V6. Pretty good giddyup with only passengers; I've spun the front tires punching it from a dead stop.

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thomasmnile wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

thomasmnile wrote:

His fuel economy is horrible when towing? [emoticon]


And go over 9,000 feet passes without a 4WD.


Or a turbo engine. We just bought a Highlander V6. Pretty good giddyup with only passengers; I've spun the front tires punching it from a dead stop.


Is the turbo add on?

Read in Toyota Forum (for 4runner) that Toyota stopped doing the turbo-chargers or units with turbo add on.

Tell us more!

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No turbo just NA V6 though they did up the power and torque some from the 2018 MY. The 2020 Highlander will have the 6 as the only engine in all trims; the Hybrid will no longer be a 6 with electric motor but will feature a 2.5 with electric motor. Believe the HP rating and torque decreases a bit though from 2019 Hybrid.

I will say this, I like that 8 speed slush box behind the 6 a helluva lot more than behind the 4 banger in the Camry we traded in.

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The Highlander guy is an idiot.


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azdryheat wrote:

The Highlander guy is an idiot.


My impression too, or he so brave (careless) -- or, a little, know what he is doing.

But you got to tell us why with your own number. Or, your post will just be a self parody.

The numbers below seems to be on his side.

* This post was edited 10/03/19 07:46pm by Yosemite Sam1 *

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I would never tow a 26' TT with that short a wheelbase. Even with an anti sway hitch.


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I don't question what other neighbor campers are using to tow whatever it is they have parked into their site...

I figure, they got here and all the kids and dogs seem happy and loud, so there you go! ha, ha!

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Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.


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carringb wrote:

GCWR is just a performance and longevity rating. Not everybody needs to tow their trailer up davis dam grade in the middle of summer, and most folks only tow infrequently. As long as his hitch receiver is good for it, he's probably fine, even though there is certainly better tools for that task.


This needs to be emphasized! GCWR is not a legal spec - no DOT / Transport Canada dept that I know of enforces it.

What is enforced is GVWR. Personally (as a ME), GAWRs are the "hard limits" that should not be exceeded. It includes your tire, suspension, axle bearing, AND braking load limits.

Could the setup work? If he used a Hensley, it could work safely. It gets rid of the short wheelbase concern, and can keep both axle / GVWR under limit.

A highlander has 1340 lbs payload - higher than some Ram 1500s that are rated to tow 10,000 lbs. Of course, if he overheats and burns up the engine / transmission, kiss the warranty goodbye - that's where GCWR kicks in.

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MitchF150 wrote:

I don't question what other neighbor campers are using to tow whatever it is they have parked into their site...

I figure, they got here and all the kids and dogs seem happy and loud, so there you go! ha, ha!

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Exactly.

Not everyone is a candyass busy body with a PHD in towing dynamics like some on these boards.

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