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Old 09-18-2016, 05:46 PM   #1
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Considering RPod-need towing info

Hello! Yes I am this close to purchasing an RPod, but am concerned about towing capability and ease of travel w my Toyota Highlander. Model is 183g...3800#....my TV is good for 5000#.
Never towed before 😬 Not worried about that but just want to hear how it rides.... Please! Thanks in advance!
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:00 PM   #2
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First, is the Highlander equipped to tow? If yes, have a blast! Highlander will feel a bit different, but anytime you tow something it will feel different, no matter the vehicle.
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I haven't towed anything yet...so yeah it'll be different! Thanks for the positive feedback! Can't wait...its been a long time coming!
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Old 09-18-2016, 07:27 PM   #4
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towing capacity of the Highlander is from 1500 to 5000. You sure yours is equipped for the highest amount?
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Just take your time. Stay off highways for a while to get comfortable with it. Back up will be the most challenging, again take your time. You can find an empty parking lot to practice if needed. Remember it is supposed to be fun not frustrating so have patience, you have much to learn. Don't forget to visit "Show your hounds" post!
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I towed a 182G with a Chevy Trailblazer rated for 5400lbs. Worst towing experience of my life. I didn't invent the term "white knuckle driving" but i am sure as heck well experienced at it. I tried everything to better my tow, but nothing worked. After 6 trips, i traded in my Trailblazer for an actual tow vehicle.
That Highlander is not built to tow, IMO. No matter what its stated "tow capacity" is listed at. It will most likely do a real number on your transmission in no time at all.
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I haven't towed anything yet...so yeah it'll be different! Thanks for the positive feedback! Can't wait...its been a long time coming!
uhduh was asking if your Highlander has the factory tow package.

This can include type III/IV hitch receiver, prewiring for brake controller, transmission cooler, towing gear ratio, tow/haul gearshift button.
If you don't have the package, you don't have the 5000lb towing capacity.
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