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Old 04-07-2019, 06:11 PM   #1
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Towing Question! T444E/Allison 2000

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My wife and I are about to take off on an epic trip from VT to MT and couldn't be more excited. We have 3 vehicles to bring and only 2 people so obvious problem... What do you guys think about towing a Toyota 4Runner (4400-4800 lbs.) on a T444E and Allison 2000? Good? Doable? Gonna ruin the roadtrip? Lol. Any help is appreciated!!!
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:35 PM   #2
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I don't think you will have any issues towing that.
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Old 04-07-2019, 06:37 PM   #3
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Go on and tow it, that combo can handle it.
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Old 04-07-2019, 09:56 PM   #4
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Right on! Thanks guys!!! Any ideas on how go actually put a tow package on? Hahahah this is all totally new to me so just kinda flying by the seat of my pants here hahah
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Right on! Thanks guys!!! Any ideas on how go actually put a tow package on? Hahahah this is all totally new to me so just kinda flying by the seat of my pants here hahah
best to get the hitch, at least, done by a certified welder - in case of an accident, if your hitch hasn't been done by someone with a valid ticket, it could create liability and other legal problems
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:15 PM   #6
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Thanks Sledd!!! Really, really good to know.
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:27 PM   #7
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Right on! Thanks guys!!! Any ideas on how go actually put a tow package on? Hahahah this is all totally new to me so just kinda flying by the seat of my pants here hahah
I cut a hole in the bumper, slid a $25 receiver in and welded to the bumper and the frame cross member.
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Old 04-07-2019, 10:40 PM   #8
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Nice Marc!!! How much weight can you tow with that thing?
I just wanna make sure I don't blow my engine/screw my transmission. Gonna be a big trip and we wanna get to MT with our home in one piece hahahah.
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Nice Marc!!! How much weight can you tow with that thing?
I just wanna make sure I don't blow my engine/screw my transmission. Gonna be a big trip and we wanna get to MT with our home in one piece hahahah.
With the hitch tied into the frame 4 places it can handle more than I would ever care to tow.
Keep in mind once it's rolling they don't weigh as much.
Others have said your drive train is stout enough to handle your 4Runner. I tow my 79 Chevy G30 window van on a trailer behind my F-150, scary. Towing anything behind the G30 was unnoticeable. The bus can handle twice that easy.
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Right on! Thanks guys!!! Any ideas on how go actually put a tow package on? Hahahah this is all totally new to me so just kinda flying by the seat of my pants here hahah
We went with an adjustable hitch and bolted it to the frame with some pretty stout bolts.

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