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Old 03-05-2007, 03:24 PM   #1
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Hello! I've been told by two dealerships that my 2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited V8 can tow the Jay Feather LGT 30R. The Sequoia has a tow capacity of 6,200 and the 30R has a dry weight of 5390. Both dealers are telling me it's close but do-able. What's the vote? Thanks for your help!
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Hello! I've been told by two dealerships that my 2004 Toyota Sequoia Limited V8 can tow the Jay Feather LGT 30R. The Sequoia has a tow capacity of 6,200 and the 30R has a dry weight of 5390. Both dealers are telling me it's close but do-able. What's the vote? Thanks for your help!
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Old 03-05-2007, 03:41 PM   #3
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Take the trailer for a test tow. Take along a weight set or two for extra weight to simulate a loaded trailer. If you like the way it tows, then go back to the dealer and get his claim in writing along with a buy back guarantee.

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FORGET THE DRY WEIGHT!!!!!
Look at the trailers GVWR ONLY Is that number within your toy's weight rating? Don't forget the weight of passengers, and stuff in the truck. That will decrease the trailer towing capacity somewhat. Personally with a short wheel base like the Toyota I would never consider anything that long. I would personally never consider anything longer that about 24/25 feet on any SUV smaller than a 2500 Suburban or Excursion. Sorry
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Just remember that the 04' Toyota Sequoia had the smaller H.P. motor (235 HP). In 05' they went to the 281 H.P. V-8. I test drove a 03 or 04 Sequoia a few years ago and thought it was a little under powered. I knew they were coming out with the larger H.P. V-8 in 05' which they use for both the Sequoia and 4-Runner. I went with the 4-Runner. Believe me it is a big difference. My smaller 24' hybride trailer weighs about 4300-4400 loaded. Pulls it no problem. The bigger V-8 is rated at 7200 / 750 hitch weight. The Sequoia has a longer wheel base so that will help you out there. I only use a anti-sway bar. I have had (3) 4-Runners now....My 99' would have been at the very limit to tow my trailer with its V-6. I seriously keep an eye out for a 05' or later with the bigger HP.......I think you would be OK with what you have but would be no barn burner on mountain grades......We happen to camp a lot on the hills of western PA. and VT. so I wanted to make sure I had extra cap..... You see the new 07' Tundra's 381 HP. 401 torque WOW....And the pricing is not that bad....If I was in the market for a new trailer and tow vehicle, It would be the new Tundra and a smaller fifth-wheel.....maybe 32' tops.....But for now I'll hang onto my hybrid......It has everything we need for a family of 3........
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