Samaybe
Hello all, I am new to the forum and to RV camping. I am still trying to find the right retro that will work best with my 2014 4Runner. That is partly why I joined to forum, hoping to find help on making the right choice and also look forward to making some new friends. 
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Alabama Jim
Welcome aboard Samaybe.  You have come to the right place.  We all love our Retros.
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mtbikermark
Hello and welcome. I have 2015 4Runner and pull a 180R. With that being said my wife and I only do short midwest trips and we really watch the weight going into the trailer.Even doing that we're at the limit as to what the 4runner should pull. My feeling is next year we'll upgrade to a Tundra because I don't want to be so weight conscious and I want to travel outside of the midwest. To answer your question,   I would consider the 166 or 155. The advertised dry weight for my 180R is  500lbs less than the actual dry weight.So keep that in mind. The 4runner has 4700lb towing capacity and a 500lb lounge weight rating. Unfortunately the Gross Combine Vehicle Rating ( an important piece of information) is non existent with the 4Runner. So with the 166 or 155 you're be well within the safe level. BTW you can use a weight distribution hitch on a 5th generation 4Runner
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mtbikermark
Hello and welcome. I have 2015 4Runner and pull a 180R. With that being said my wife and I only do short midwest trips and we really watch the weight going into the trailer.Even doing that we're at the limit as to what the 4runner should pull. My feeling is next year we'll upgrade to a Tundra because I don't want to be so weight conscious and I want to travel outside of the midwest. To answer your question,   I would consider the 166 or 155. The advertised dry weight for my 180R is  500lbs less than the actual dry weight.So keep that in mind. The 4runner has 4700lb towing capacity and a 500lb lounge weight rating. Unfortunately the Gross Combine Vehicle Rating ( an important piece of information) is non existent with the 4Runner. So with the 166 or 155 you're be well within the safe level. BTW you can use a weight distribution hitch on a 5th generation 4Runner
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Samaybe
Looks like a made the right choice joining the forum. Thank you Alabama Jim and mtbikermark. 
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Ralph L Staub
I've got the 199fks, but its a bit much for a 4Runner. I upgraded my TV to '17 Titan. 189 is probably a hair out of reach as well. When i was purchasing, i had an Xterra. The 180R was right at my limit (and a very nice, very popular  choice) with that TV.
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Samaybe
Thank you for the input Ralph. I would like the 180R but I am concerned about pulling the weight in the Texas hill country and in the mountains in Southern Utah. 
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Ralph L Staub
180R definitely puts your TV at its limits. I agree, an option for flatlanders only. Texas has hills? 🙂
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KSiegelson
We have a 2010 V8 4runner and easily pull a 177SE. Ours has a 7000 lb upper limit.
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mtbikermark
All of the newer 4Runners are V6. I think the 2017 have a 5000 lb tow limit. W just picked up a Tundra. Very happy with it
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