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Old 05-01-2016, 07:33 PM   #1
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We're right down to the wire about getting in line for a 17B or the 19 but really want to keep our 2011 6 cylinder RAV4 as tug. The 19 has a GVWR OF 4000#. Any of you willing to say if it'll do the 19?


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Old 05-01-2016, 07:36 PM   #2
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What are the towing and weight ratings of the RAV?
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:38 PM   #3
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I'd get the 19 to replace my 17B, but I'm not willing to buy a new tug as well. I wouldn't tow a 19 with my RAV4.
Buddy towed his 19 with a Hyundai Santa Fe ( same 3,500/350 rating as RAV4 ) and lived to tell about it.
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Old 05-01-2016, 08:28 PM   #4
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I'd get the 19 to replace my 17B, but I'm not willing to buy a new tug as well. I wouldn't tow a 19 with my RAV4.
Buddy towed his 19 with a Hyundai Santa Fe ( same 3,500/350 rating as RAV4 ) and lived to tell about it.
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I pull a 17B with 2010 Santa Fe and I would definitely not pull a 19.
It pulls the 17 just fine but a 19 would in my opinion be too much trailer.
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Eric asked the right question. The numbers either work or they don't. I also prefer a little extra capacity rather than pushing the limits.


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Old 05-01-2016, 09:21 PM   #6
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RAV4 6 with the tow package has a tow rating of 3500lbs. See Rbryan4's comment.
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Old 05-01-2016, 09:29 PM   #7
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Yep. 17B it is. This punk is not feelin' lucky.

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Yep. 17B it is. This punk is not feelin' lucky.

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Jonathan, just a bit of advice for what it's worth. Tow vehicles come and go a lot more frequently than trailers do. If you can swing it, pick the trailer that you'll be happy with long term. If that's a 17, then great. Much easier to change the tow than the trailer.
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Old 05-01-2016, 11:13 PM   #9
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That is true, but wife and I are not feeling the choice too bitter between a 17B and a 19, seeing as how we've been camping in a 10 foot teardrop since 2006. So any of you kind souls want to give me your top three preference factors between the two models, your free advice will be cherished and considered kinda deeply!
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