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  1. 4.5 General
    I've searched the site and cannot find anyone who has actually towed a trailer with a 2019 Rav4 Adventure. I have tow experience and I seriously doubt the vehicle's ability to tow 3,500 lbs for anything more than down the block. However, I do want to tow a travel trailer of 1,500 to 1,750 LBS...
  2. 4.5 Mechanical
    I have a Rav4 2019 XLE AWD, I did install a tow hitch and now I want to tow a small boat that weights around 2200#. So I was wondering how can I add a transmission cooler? To help with the extra towing weight. Also i was planning to add: Cusco Strut Tower Brace Front and the Cusco Power...
  3. 4.5 Exterior
    I recently bought a 2019 XLE with a sun roof. I’m coming from a pick up truck of 10 years. Naturally I need to take things places and do outdoor activities. My question is: What’s the opinion on OE style with the gentle arch in the middle vs the straight bar one is see that are a little longer...
  4. 4.5 Mechanical
    2020 RAV4 Limited Hybrid (AWD) GTWR: 1,750 lb Unbraked TWR: 1,000 lb I have a trailer that does not have brakes and has a GVWR of 1,400 lb. I'd like to load it to near full capacity. What I gather from the owner's manual is that the only real limitation here is braking power. I have several...
  5. 4.5 Exterior
    I'm entirely new to towing, and from what I've seen of trailer brakes, there are usually some sort of manual controls on the dash somewhere. How does trailer braking work with the new (2019-2020) RAV4 Hybrids? Is it configured on the touch display? The owner's manual makes no mention of how to...
  6. 4.5 Rav4 Electric Hybrid
    Anyone have information about the safety of getting the rear motors wet when launching a boat/trailer with my new RAV4 hybrid? Are the rear motors supposed to be waterproof? How about salt water? The boat/trailer combo is less than the 1500 lb limit, and tows just fine. When thinking through...
  7. 4.1 Faults & Fixes
    Hi all, I’ve got a ‘98 Rav (4dr awd M/T) and since I keep finding myself pulling lesser cars like my buddy’s trailblazer out of the mud I’m in search of a new clutch. Any recommendations for clutches that stand up to that kind of abuse and occasional towing? Finally I’ve sifted through some old...
  8. 4.3 General
    I bought a Curt harness for my 2008 Rav and installed according to directions (even the durn battery wire that runs the length of the car!) and so far have only a hitch brake light with which to test it. I would eventually like to use it with a trailer, but I'm having trouble with the wrong...
  9. 4.4 General
    Hey everyone, Just wanted to give an update. I have a 2015 LE. Installed a class II Curt hitch and Toyota factory wiring. I mainly pull a 8x6 mowing trailer, but purchased a 16 foot aluminum boat last fall. We have another tow vehicle for the boat, but sometimes it is unavailable and I use the...
  10. 4.3 General
    Before my Rav4 I owned a 1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5. It was a 3.4L 4 speed automatic. Some google searching says it was rated to tow 3500-5000lbs. My Rav4 seems to only be rated for 3000lbs. I don't really understand why. It has way more hp and torque, its AWD, it has a 5 speed auto vs the...
  11. 4.4 Mechanical
    I have a 2018 Adventure and have an after market hitch installed. I have been towing our Rockwood freedom pop trailer with a dry weight of 1,896 lbs. I have had no issues, the power is great even going up steep hills in the Sierras no no issues with break going down those hills. Hardly even...
  12. 4.3 Mechanical
    So I've had my 2008 Rav4 for a few months now and I love it. It's the V6 AWD 5 speed auto. I did a drain and fill on the trans pan when I bought it with some Valvoline ATF. Works fine but I plan on eventually using this Rav4 to tow my boat. I've been doing a lot of research on these U151...
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