Upgrade TV from 4-Runner to Sequoia Limited
Almost three years ago my wife and I choose the X18d hybrid for two reasons... the sleeping arrangements for our family of four plus a guest and the under 5000lbs GVW. That was the magic number... 5000lb towing capacity for our V6 4-runner Limited, and as we used it on several trips I always knew we were perhaps "towing on the edge", That is not to say it felt unsafe, but slightly under powered, and as a result we would be limited when heading to the mtns.
After spending 6 weeks and countless hours on Auto Trader searching for the right Sequoia we found one with the needed tow package raising our towing
capacity to whopping 9500lbs. With a camping trip coming soon I made a one hour test run the other day and the comfort level and ease with which the trailer
is controlled has increased greatly.
A 9 hour drive will be the next test ,with a convoy of four other campers, the head rest DVD players keeping the boys in the back seat happy and the wife able to relax and enjoy the view in the front seat, I am looking forward to both the drive and the lakeside camp site waiting for us when we get there.