TrailManor Owner's Forum  

Go Back   TrailManor Owner's Forum > TrailManor Owners Community > Prospective Owner Questions
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-04-2010, 06:13 PM   #1
tom maulldin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default towing question

I am considering the purchase of a Model 2720 SL. Weight is 2,865 lbs, tongue 392 lbs. Approx load capacity is 1,210. It's a single axle.

I want to pull it with my 4-wheel drive, Toyota 4-Runner SR5 with tow package. It has a V-6 engine, tow chart says 5,000 pounds.

Is this feasible? Safe?

Thanks,

T
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 07:37 PM   #2
Bill
Site Team
 
Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: The mountains of Scottsdale, AZ, and the beaches of Maine
Posts: 9,270
Default

Tom -

A 2720SL DRY WEIGHT is 2865. In ready-to-camp condition (after you added factory options plus all our own "stuff") it weighs considerably more. Figure about 4000 pounds. A 5000 pound tow vehicle rating says you are probably good, with only a few caveats.

You would do well to search through the Towing Rigs forum - there is lots of good info for your vehicle.

Bill
__________________
2020 2720QS (aka 2720SL)
2014 Ford F-150 4WD 5.0L
Bill's Tech Stuff album
Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 07:38 PM   #3
tom maulldin
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default towing

thank you,
t
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2010, 10:20 PM   #4
robertkennel
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I have a 2008 2720sl and have many options on it including AC. With all of our personel items both LP tanks full and no water its weight is 3,580 pounds. I hope our own weight number helps. Check the weight on your trailer as you add things so you know the weight of your trailer. Good luck Robert
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 12:50 AM   #5
harveyrv
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I suggest taking your trailer to the scales. Guessing and using other people's #s is not helpful. However, if you have a 5K# tow rating and don't load your TV up, you should be OK (with a WDH).
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 08:39 AM   #6
brulaz
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Ditto what Wayne says about not loading your tow vehicle up and the necessity of a weight distributing hitch.

A tow vehicle that has a tow capacity of 5000# (or 6500# like mine) may not have much payload capacity. Mine is only about 1100#. And the trailer's tongue weight (which is pretty high for Trailmanors) can really eat into your TV's payload capacity. The WDH should help there, putting some weight back on the trailer's axle and some forward on your TV's front axle. This also reduces the load on your TV's rear axle so you don't exceed its GAWR, and definitely improves handling.

A vehicle's Tow Capacity is really about getting your trailer up to speed and up those mountains. It assumes your trailer will stop itself, so make sure your trailer brakes (both of them!) and brake controller are working properly.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 11:03 AM   #7
cochise
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Posts: 160
Default Messages

Hi Brulaz,

Check your messages, I left you one.
cochise is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 05:53 PM   #8
PopBeavers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

I doubt that many people load a 2720 up beyond the 4,100 pounds I tow.

I suggest that for a 2720, using 4,100 as a worst case scenario is adequate.

Most people will be lighter than that.
  Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 06:20 PM   #9
ShrimpBurrito
Site Sponsor
 
ShrimpBurrito's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Sunny Beaches of Los Angeles
Posts: 3,034
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by PopBeavers View Post
I doubt that many people load a 2720 up beyond the 4,100 pounds I tow.

I suggest that for a 2720, using 4,100 as a worst case scenario is adequate.

Most people will be lighter than that.
I'm not so sure about that. I'm between 4000-4,100 lbs, and I never considered myself as heavy as a packer as what I envision you being based on your posts. Out of the ordinary, I have 2 batteries, a 25 lb plumbing guard, a spare 5-lb propane tank with brackets (maybe 30 lbs total). The rest was just water (full fresh tank, toilet, and water heater), full propane tanks, food, clothes, camp chairs, and who knows what else.

Dave
__________________
2000 2720SL
2005 Toyota Sequoia
Twin Battle Born 12v 100Ah LiFePO4 (BBGC2) batteries, 300W solar on rear shell, Link 10, Lift kit, Maxxis 8008 225 75/R15 E tires (1 Goodyear and 2 Kumho blowouts)
ShrimpBurrito is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-05-2010, 06:25 PM   #10
moaboy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

based I what I tow my 2720 with-you will be just fine.
  Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towing Mirror Question kdrickard General TrailManor Topics 23 06-26-2003 06:42 AM
On Towing the TM vs. ... General TrailManor Topics 1 06-20-2002 03:53 AM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 2021 Trailmanor Owners Page.