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Old 12-07-2014, 02:15 PM   #11
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I pull my X17z with a Ford Econoline E-350 Chateau Super Duty with the 6.8 V-10. Obviously no problems here and plenty of reserve capacity.
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Old 12-07-2014, 08:21 PM   #12
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If you pull into a weigh station when the cops aren't there you can use that scale. I found out my trailer that Jayco said is 4700 pounds is actually 5500.
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Old 01-24-2015, 04:54 AM   #13
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We were using a Honda Ridgeline when we first got our trailer. It worked but it was definitely at the upper end of its capability. About two weeks ago we bought a Ford F-150 with a 5.4 liter. Now I have to hook the brake controller up again. I cut the wires and took the one out of the Ridgeline. It looks like this truck is prewired for it unlike the Ridgeline. That'll be a big time saver.
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Old 01-24-2015, 05:43 AM   #14
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I pull with a VW Touraeg TDI and it can pull 7,700 lbs. and my Jayco EXP21M loaded comes in at 5,600 lbs. I don't even know it's behind me and I get 23 mpg running on I-5 and in the mountains I get 19 mpg. With out the trailer on I-5 from Bellingham to Portland I get 34 mpg all day long. Love this car!
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Old 01-29-2015, 08:36 AM   #15
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I pull mine w/a 2014 Ford Explorer with WD hitch. Tows very well.
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Old 01-29-2015, 11:58 AM   #16
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I pull my X17z with a Ford Econoline E-350 Chateau Super Duty with the 6.8 V-10. Obviously no problems here and plenty of reserve capacity.
I bet you don't need a $3000 hitch either
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:54 AM   #17
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We just took our first trip with the new TV down to Seaside, Oregon. I liked the Ridgeline but the F150 works SO much better pulling the trailer.
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:34 PM   #18
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This past year was the first with the 17Z, behind a Tundra. I still noticed it back there, but I was used to towing a small pop-up. I'm gonna play around with the WDH height settings this Spring.




I used to tow my pop-up with the 4Runner like the OP.

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A visit to the CAT Scale will tell you what your weights are and will cost around $14 (3 passes). IMHO you will reach the Rear GAWR before you reach the max tow weight.
Unless you have changed to LT tires you should limit your speed to 65mph or less since trailer tires are rated for 65.
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