Towing Capacity - 88 BJ70 mid wheel base L/Crusier

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 18:26
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Can anyone tell me what the towing capacity for a 1988 Mid Wheel Base BJ70 3.4TD L/cruiser is. If not, where I can find out.

Thanks all.
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 20:13

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 20:13
That would be a BJ73 for a middie, BJ70 is a shorty, 75 long ones.
The original brochure would have it, I guess the owners manual would too.
I've only got 75 series brochures on hand
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Follow Up By: DCR62 - Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 20:39

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 20:39
Yeah sorry, Its a short wheel base. BJ70. No owners manual.
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Reply By: ross - Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 20:39

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 20:39
My FJ73 ,according to the rego,has a GCM of 5230kgs .The vehicle itself ways 1865kg and so if you deduct 1865 from 5230 you get 3365kg which I presume is a full load.I dont think there would be great difference between a 70 and 73
Personally I stick to towing about 80% of the vehicles weight.I think the tow vehicle should be heavier than the towed load when hitched to a towball
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Obviously Im not talking semi trailers or goosenecks.
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 22:18

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 22:18
I've got a friend with a diesel 3.4l NA BJ70, Ill ask him as I'm pretty sure he has an owners manual
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Follow Up By: DCR62 - Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 22:26

Sunday, Jan 11, 2004 at 22:26
Thanks for that.
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Reply By: Member - Peter- Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 21:19

Monday, Jan 12, 2004 at 21:19
The owners manual doesn't say, I've had a good search on the net and found nothing. What you need is the original sales brochure as they always had the towing capacities on them.
Might be worth approaching Toyota, not your local dealer but Toyota Australia.
They may not be able to help as when BJ70's were sold the Australian distributor was Thiess Toyota so it will depend on how much info got handed over.
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Reply By: colin - Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:37

Tuesday, Jan 13, 2004 at 17:37
if you have a tow bar already fitted it should have a plate on it saying what the bar is rated at, which may be lower than what the vehicle is rated at. Col
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