7,800 would be a pretty hefty load for any "1/2 ton vehicle". My personal limit would be more along the lines of 5,500 - 6k max. Should be able to do that with "relative" safety.ToyotaTom said:Just curious, since this is what I currentley own. It's rated to tow like 7800 lbs. Don't have a trailer yet to tow my FJ40, but maybe someday.
If your going to tow with it more often you better buy a good tranny cooler before you have to buy a new tranny. My wifes 4.6 seems to rev pretty high also.ToyotaTom said:Nice to hear other people tow with this thing. Mine's a '97 5.4l and it seems pretty gutless towing our 19' travel trailer(3k+ lbs.). I took it to Wyo last summer and got 8-9 mpg and any hills I had my foot in it and was rappin' ~4000 rpm's for what seemed like an eternity! I'm somewhat of a newbie tow'er, so, maybe that's normal!
It may be good enough, but how much is an aftermarket cooler $75 ? I have a 2001 Dodge 2500 CTD 4x4 with the tow package and camper package and I'm going to replace the stock cooler with a larger one and I'm not going to tow over 7000. The qiuckest thing to kill your tranny is heat. Better safe than sorry.ToyotaTom said:It's got the factory tow package which includes a tranny cooler , I believe... Is this good enough?
I did put in Amsoil ATF.