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Old 05-11-2015, 03:58 PM   #11
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Toyota Towing package typically includes transmission oil cooler and wiring harness.
If you are towing 1500+ pounds, brake controller is a must (obviously the trailer should have electic brakes...).
Last thing, make sure to balance your cargo so you don't get too much weight on the hitch and exceed your RAV4's payload.
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:35 PM   #12
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Toyota Towing package typically includes transmission oil cooler and wiring harness.
If you are towing 1500+ pounds, brake controller is a must (obviously the trailer should have electic brakes...).
Last thing, make sure to balance your cargo so you don't get too much weight on the hitch and exceed your RAV4's payload.
It's just a lawn tractor, not a toy hauler. the 4x8 trailer he will use for that probably has a 1200 lb capacity and most definitely does not have brakes of any sort. Tow package or not I think that V6 Rav 4 could handle a lawn tractor on a class 1.
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:38 PM   #13
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I agree. But if he has a class 2 vehicle, he might as well install a class 2 hitch. Cost and time to install is probably about the same.
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I read the brochure from 2008 and it just says the optional towing package has an upgraded alternator, fan coupling and radiator. But how do I tell if I have these vs normal ones?
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Old 05-17-2015, 04:54 PM   #15
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Usually a phone call to a toyota dealer parts dept. with your vin# and ask if you have the tow package. Or send me a PM and your vin and I can call my boys tomorrow and get u an answer.
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A small light weight trailer is what 400 pounds and lawn tractor another 500 more stuff your most likely still under 1200 pounds if you own a truck and have towing experience i would say you going to be fine just take it easy
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