Towing capacity

Asked by Jun 03, 2018 at 01:16 PM about the 2011 Toyota RAV4

Question type: General

I have a RAV 4 cylinder with max towing of 1500 lbs. I want to tow an Aliner
Scout camper that is 1400lbs dry weight. Sounds silly but is it safe to tow?
Please help.

2 Answers


I am a truck driver with a Class A license 30 years you should be alright fooling that long as both vehicles are sitting at a level stand back and look at it when it's hooked up both vehicle should look level you will be fine driving it remember the speed is only 55 miles an hour when you are Towing for any vehicle


If you read the fine print in your owners manual you will probably find that the towing capacity includes the load inside the car. Once you add your camping gear you will be over weight. Besides safety you are risking damaging the transmission when you over load. Trailer brakes will increase the safety factor even if they are not required.

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