mtbikermark
So I'm considering a 189R that has a dry weight of 3450. My 4Runner  (6 cly)is rated at 4700 towing capacity. I plan on using a WD hitch with sway bars. I've been told my TV will be fine. I feel my car will be at the upper limits of towing capacity with the 189R. I'm new to this and haven't pulled the trigger yet on the 189R. Any comments will be greatly appreciated .
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rphoosier87
Upper limites is correct.
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Tom
My 2 cents, it'll work.  

As long as you're just weekending around the state, going slow, ESPECIALLY up and downhill, taking your time with braking, etc., you'll be OK.  If you're planning to go places, you'll probably find you're underrated.  

Note that the dry weight of these units may be understated (marketing haha); there's a thread on here discussing that.  And remaining capacity can get eaten up with people (300-400lbs, more?), fuel (160lbs), water/wastewater (80-100lbs), gear (100-200lbs, more?), pretty quickly so you may be near or over your max.  I didn't see a Gross Combined Weight Rating for your vehicle but it's useful to compare that value to the fully loaded vehicle + fully loaded trailer estimated or measured weight.  

Have fun! 
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Alabama Jim
Alabama Jim wrote:
You are at the upper limit.  When you add the weight of the trailer, the weight of your vehicle, weight of the hitch, gear in the trailer, and then the weight of passengers  you have quite a load.  It can be done if you drive 55 and take your time.  Little to no passing other vehicles due to the load on your engine and slow pick up.  New vehicle should be larger.  Be safe and have a wonderful time camping.
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snarkreto
We pull our 176S that is 3200 dry and 400 hitch with 1500 silverado and 4.8 V8. It does the job and is a little slow in the hills but no problem around AZ.

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mtbikermark
Thanks everyone. We opted for the 180R. Our intended purpose for the trailer is 3-5 day trips ( parking and staying that long) in the upper Midwest. Mostly Wisconsin but also Northern MN and the UP. It's pretty flat around here expect Duluth and the areas around the Mississippi River. Should be ready by Late March really looking forward to it
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Siregar
mtbikermark wrote:
Thanks everyone. We opted for the 180R. Our intended purpose for the trailer is 3-5 day trips ( parking and staying that long) in the upper Midwest. Mostly Wisconsin but also Northern MN and the UP. It's pretty flat around here expect Duluth and the areas around the Mississippi River. Should be ready by Late March really looking forward to it


Hi,  Thought I would mention that we have a 177SE and pull it with a Dodge Dakota with a V8.  But, more importantly, we live near Baraboo, WI  and spent a wonderful week camping at Copper Falls State Park.  We toured at least 15 waterfalls in that area and really enjoy camping those areas that you mentioned.  We loved along the north shore of MN and the UP as well.  Enjoy your new camper.  May be we will see you in the north woods sometime.

Siregor
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Alabama Jim
Siregar, If you haven't visited Holy Hill, WI, you should.  You are so close and it is so beautiful.  The Friars of Holy Hill are dedicated to the Blessed Mother.  Be sure to go up to the top of the bell tower, that is a great view.

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