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Old 06-12-2014, 04:49 PM   #1
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What to tow a 19' with?

Tyring to decide what to get, a 17 or 19.

I have a FJ Cruiser, rated to 5k#, 6 cylinder

What are some of you towing 19' with? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:01 PM   #2
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I just picked up our19' on May 2nd and am towing it home with a 2013 GMC Acadia 2WD with tow package. I've averaged just over 15 MPG with towing 5000 miles so far and have an Anderson Hitch. The car is rated to tow 5200# and has done an outstanding job for us.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:09 PM   #3
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I'm towing my present 17B with a 6 cyl TRD Tacoma, which will also tow the 19 I have on order. (Tacoma is rated for 6,000 pounds) I just bought a 2007 TRD Tundra for the 19, so will likely sell the Tacoma. Tundra is rated for 10,300.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:26 PM   #4
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After a year and about 10k miles the Tacoma TRD V-6 Extended cab is a great rig for a 19'. Even with the trailer and truck bed loaded down, there's plenty of power, doesn't bog down on hills, no overheating. We have about 20k miles pulling a 17' Casita with the same truck.

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Old 06-12-2014, 05:31 PM   #5
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We are towing our 19 with a 2013 Highlander using the Andersen hitch and are very pleased with the setup.
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Old 06-12-2014, 05:42 PM   #6
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Tyring to decide what to get, a 17 or 19.

I have a FJ Cruiser, rated to 5k#, 6 cylinder

What are some of you towing 19' with? Thanks in advance.
I tow our 2013 Escape 19' with an FJ Cruiser. Use a conventional WD hitch. Very stable, lots of power. Gas mileage towing is about 2/3 to 3/4 of that not towing. Use the Grand Aero Mirrors. Have carried up to 3 canoes on my roof rack while towing the 19'. Love my FJ.
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I towed my 19' with my FJ, used an Andersen hitch, had no issues, got close to 15 mpg.
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Old 06-12-2014, 06:41 PM   #8
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Are FJs comfortable for the driver and passenger on long trips? Can anyone compare the comfort of the ride in their FJ to a 4runner? Our 2005 4runner is a great tow vehicle but the ride is too harsh for our aging backs. And the seats seem small and narrow (SR5 cloth).
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Old 06-12-2014, 07:30 PM   #9
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If your question is about ride comfortability of the FJ vs Taco vs 4runner, perhaps the FJ forum maybe a better resource. For towing, all 3 are adequate for the 19'. I spent 12 hours towing with mine without any issues and I love driving the FJ. Are the seats comfortable? that is more of a personal preference.
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Old 06-12-2014, 08:26 PM   #10
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Klem, I have a really messed up back (crushed vertebra) and my FJ is fine - I can drive for 10 hours and feel fine. My brother hates the FJ passenger seat, but I'm not sure why, and his back is OK. Maybe he just needs to adjust it more.
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