toyota echo......trailer?

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Old 04-13-04, 06:25 PM
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toyota echo......trailer?

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Does anyone know if a Toyota Echo can sucessfully tow a small utility trailer? I was thinking of trading in the gas gussling Astro and going smaller to carry my tools around. Any ideas?
 
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Hmmmmmmmmm? Tough call. Not sure what your stuff weighs, but I'm inclined to stay with a small pickup for stuff like towing.

Hopefully toyotaman will be around soon to weigh (no pun intended) in.

Does your owner's manual say anything about towing restrictions?

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Ask the dealer to look at an owner's manual. If trailer towing is recomended it will give their recomended maximum weight.
 
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Thanks...it does say 700 towing capacity including trailer...but I can't tell if that is 700 pounds or kilograms...which would be close to 1500 pounds. Thanks for the replys.
 
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Don't what year you have but in 2001 owners manuel on page 152 it recommends not towing a trailer with your Echo. Should be the same for all years
 
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Thanks Larry
I don't actually own an Echo, I was looking for great gas milage and then going from there. That 700 towing capacity I got off the toyota site....I forget now, but it may have been for the hatchback..that I don;t think is even available in the US yet.
Hmmm?...maybe a jetta or golf diesel instead?
 
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great fuel mileage and towing...

...don't exactly go together.

towing with sub-compacts is risky at best.
 
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That not to tow recommendation is for the 2004 also.
 
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Ok...thanks for your help everyone. Horse a buggy maybe?
 
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