Towing with FJ60

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If I were to guess? 2000#

Neither my 77 owners manual or my 77 owners guide state anything about towing.

Uh, yer topic says 60, yer post says 40, but it says 85 so I assume its a FJ60...
 
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Just looked this up last week to see if I could pull our new pop up tent trailer with my '87. I believe it was 2300#. I figure with air bags in the rear and a sway control bar I should be safe with 2800#. It also specified not to use a weight distributing hitch.


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One of the most significant issues is brakes. If you have your trailer (or towed car) rigged with a brake, your safe weight is half again to twice what it is without it. I pull a 2100 lb camper/trailer with my fj40 with an F engine. But I wouldn't feel comfortable at half that if it didn't have electric brakes. An FJ40 weighs about 3800 lbs, so it would be a bit more to pull. I imagine your 60 with a 2f is about as capable as my 40. It is a drag, and don't expect to be flying down the interstate at 80 mph. On the other hand, I got where I was going in reasonable time, through 6000 feet of elevation change.
 
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Hmmm...I think my trailer alone goes ~ 1200 lbs. Then add in the 40....I pulled the Ingot from Montgomery AL to Annapolis in a day. Slow to be sure...but patience, perserverance and elec trailer brakes.
 
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You can pull it with the '60. We pulled an FJ55 with our '84 BJ60. It's not fast but it works. Also towed a flat bed trailer with the FJ55 body up from California, slow but doable. I wouldn't recommend making a habit of it though. In otherwords don't think of the FJ60 as a tow vehicle for the FJ40.
 
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Yup, you can do it! I pulled an '82 Celica on a U-haul trailer from Austin to Denver over Raton Pass in NM. It did the job just fine. Like others have said, as long as you have trailer brakes....!
 

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