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Old 05-12-2016, 03:52 PM   #21
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Is the Highlander the same frame and 3.5L V6 engine as a Sienna minivan? We have a 2005 Sienna LE and I'd never consider towing any hybrid with it. It was fine for our 10' Coleman Santa Fe popup but only after I added airbags to the rear suspension.
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Old 05-12-2016, 05:27 PM   #22
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We have the Highlanser and towed 3,800# loaded and it was all it could do. We had no additional power and felt under powered most of the time. In hindsight a 200# or less pop up is all it can do.

That's why we bought the MBS Forester. No more towing
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Old 05-12-2016, 06:25 PM   #23
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Is the Highlander the same frame and 3.5L V6 engine as a Sienna minivan? We have a 2005 Sienna LE and I'd never consider towing any hybrid with it. It was fine for our 10' Coleman Santa Fe popup but only after I added airbags to the rear suspension.
According to Toyota, the highlander is on the same frame as Avalon but I'm not sure about sienna.
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Old 05-13-2016, 06:11 AM   #24
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Frame or platforms matter to a curtain extent but you have to go by the manufacturer . You do not know what the weakest link is unless you discover it the hard way
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Old 05-13-2016, 01:55 PM   #25
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Thanks for all of the help. I think we are going to stick to our current TV (haighlander) and purchase a Jay Feather 7, 16xrb.

That rig looks to conform with all of the wonderful info you provided!

Thanks again!
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Neat. That model has the new sway command and heated mattresses. Hope it works out for you.
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Thanks for all of the help. I think we are going to stick to our current TV (haighlander) and purchase a Jay Feather 7, 16xrb.

That rig looks to conform with all of the wonderful info you provided!

Thanks again!
I looked at that prior to ordering my Roo 17, what I didn't like was the loss of the wardrobe/pantry by putting the couch there. I also liked the slightly larger bathroom in the Roo 17. But whatever you go with I'm sure you will love it!! Happy Camping, Rob
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Now I will have to compare the specs between the 2, as I like certain things on the Roo, such as the outside speaker and sapphire faux wood floors.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:59 PM   #29
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I just got a ROO 21SS and I had a Toyota 4-Runner and it had a tow capacity of 5000 lbs and choose not to pull it with that! You will exceed your Highlander tow capacity by a lot after you load it up with all you gear and people in your SUV. It would not be a safe idea to even try and tow a TT with your Highlander!!!
I have that exact setup. 2012 4runner - with airbags installed + 2016 21ss. The 4Runner pulls ok on flat roads and does struggle on inclines. Pretty sure I am at the max and worry constantly about the wear and tear on the truck. I am actively looking to upgrade to a full sized suv for more wiggle room with the weight.
That said, it looks great when setup. Click image for larger version

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