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Post all trailer towing pics!!

I'm thinking about getting a camping trailer one of these days and wanted to see some pictures of the FJ towing. Camping trailer, boat, any trailer. Post how much it weighs and how you think the FJ does towing it.

I'm looking at a 16-19' tandem axle camper so hopefully the old cruiser can handle it!

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23' Terry Light
3800lbs Dry Weight
FJ Struggled going up hill, overall did fine. If you have a AT make sure you install an oil cooler no matter what. This will prolong your AT life.

If you plan on traveling long distance and frequently, I'd go with a trailer under 2500lbs, if you start adding all the cargo/crap your going to be pushing the FJ, plus it will suck gas like no other..

16-19' should be good length

This trailer, I borrowed from my cousin..
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15 ft Boston whaler Montauk. Boat and trailer less than 2500 lbs. New rear springs (15% above stock) and shocks solved any rear sag

The place I boat/fish the most is a 4000ft elevation gain on the drive and the FJ does extremely well




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I tow a 23' crownline 225br, I have never weighed but I'm guess its 5k plus maybe a little more with gear and fuel (59 gallon fuel tank). 3" lift and 285/75/16 mickey thompson mtzs. It tows fairly well but I only tow it about 10 miles each way. It SUCKS fuel like crazy but gets the job done. I did tow it about 90 miles round trip last year and averaged about 11mpg. Hopefully the photo uploads, im on my phone so I'm not real familiar with how to attach them.

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Re: Post all trailer towing pics!!

We tow a 1998 SeaPoo Challenger 1800.
gross weight dry: 1850
boat length: 18 ft.
40 gallons of fuel: 240 lbs.
Shoreland`r OEM trailer: 500 lbs.
gear in the FJ: 50 lbs.
total: 2640

I`ve had to keep the tire size at a maximum of 32" to keep the engine torque losses at a minimum while towing under 60 mph and keeping the AT trans happy.
otherwise the FJ tows the boat very well, and stops well using common sense.

note* OH yes, it does suck gas like no tomorrow...wow...

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Re: Post all trailer towing pics!!

I tow a 94 Caravelle 20' boat 60 miles each way. Ive never weighed the package but it should be near 3500-4k. The FJ tows great through the rolling hills of the Ozarks. I also have an Armada for a tow vehicle. It tends to gear hunt where the FJ downshifts very few times and actually makes for a nicer tow. For me, wind and breaking are the only downsides to using the FJ as a tow vehicle.

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FJ Struggled going up hill, overall did fine. If you have a AT make sure you install an oil cooler no matter what. This will prolong your AT life.

If you plan on traveling long distance and frequently, I'd go with a trailer under 2500lbs, if you start adding all the cargo/crap your going to be pushing the FJ, plus it will suck gas like no other..

16-19' should be good length

This trailer, I borrowed from my cousin..
I would only use the trailer a few times a year and nothing crazy right now. I think my 35s are robbing too much power to tow something that big, however that's exactly what I want.

What tranny cooler are you using?

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^^ This is the one I purchased, easy install.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CIGE9G/ref=oh_details_o05_s00_i00
Also if you are running 35" and want to tow, I would suggest re-gearing to 4.56

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I pull this 18 foot Procraft, pulls good but you can tell its back there.
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UHaul absolutely crammed full. FJ was full too. Drove I-77 from OH to SC.
Hated it. Some of those hills were tough. Probably got about 10mpg too....

UHaul says the trailer only weighs 900 lbs and can go to 2700. I was probably at like 2500 total, which shouldnt have been such an issue.... I suppose the tons of downshifting with the AT was just unnerving. I bet tandem axle would help a lot.
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