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

20

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

149,975

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.

1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer:

Toyota RAV4 Experts

  • #1
    Robert Mitchell
    Reputation
    1,460
  • #2
    kathymay22
    Reputation
    1,450
  • #3
    Mandy Crowe Johnson
    Reputation
    1,390
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda CR-V
65 Great Deals out of 3,015 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Highlander
22 Great Deals out of 1,262 listings starting at $3,450
Used Toyota Camry
63 Great Deals out of 1,819 listings starting at $2,000
Used Toyota 4Runner
18 Great Deals out of 528 listings starting at $6,499
Used Nissan Rogue
134 Great Deals out of 4,550 listings starting at $3,995
Used Toyota Corolla
143 Great Deals out of 4,294 listings starting at $2,288
Used Subaru Forester
43 Great Deals out of 1,247 listings starting at $1,990
Used Toyota Tacoma
41 Great Deals out of 1,661 listings starting at $5,450
Used Ford Escape
167 Great Deals out of 6,406 listings starting at $993
Used Honda Accord
59 Great Deals out of 1,675 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Pilot
37 Great Deals out of 970 listings starting at $3,500
Used Honda Civic
169 Great Deals out of 5,068 listings starting at $399
Used Hyundai Tucson
54 Great Deals out of 2,562 listings starting at $949

Used Cars for Sale

2019 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
46 listings starting at $29,905
2018 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 1,668 listings starting at $25,412
2017 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 282 listings starting at $18,999
2016 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 283 listings starting at $17,295
2015 Toyota RAV4 For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 526 listings starting at $14,911

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.