[ATTACH][/ATTACH]I recently made the TV upgrade you are asking about. We purchased the X18D for couple of reasons... the interior space, full time beds and the ease of towing with the gvwr maxing out below 5000lbs, within the capacity of our 2006 4Runner V6. It worked, but we were close to the weight limit and the higher the terrain the more the engine had to work, which in turn would lead to a less than relaxing traveling experience and we all know "getting there is half of the fun."
We always knew the replacement was going to be a 2008 or newer Sequoia, the hard part was finding the right one. New was not an option, 45-55k is a lot of money. Time on Autotrader lead us to a one owner, low mileage, clean Carfax SUV. The Sequoia is a large, powerful vehicle, 10,000 lb towing capacity, handles our Featherweight hybrid with total ease, barely using half of the towing capacity, which also makes a larger camper possible in the future. Also the driving/passenger comfort is outstanding, making long trips much easier than with a smaller SUV. Inside cargo behind the second seat space huge. We have two boys and a large dog and still have more than enough room, using a roof carrier for our portable holding tank.
The one feature I believe is a must on any TV is a tow package for that added peace of mind... knowing you are equipped to handle the camper and the added weight safely.
2008 Toyota Sequoia Limited
2011 Jay Feather X18D