I guess I\'ll just have to get lucky or weight. (pun intended) The payload for our vehicle according to the dealer is 825pounds. We had 2 adults (300# between us) and probably 450-500# of luggage and stuff and we were w/in 1\" on the snubbers. It only hit on the snubbers 2 or 3 times during the trip, but I think it\'s going to show up as a minor problem for Toyota over the next year. We bought ours in August and took our trip in Oct. so I\'m sure we were some of the first ones to really put it to the test. I can\'t imagine what this would be like towing... I think it\'d be impossible if the car is loaded with 4 people to tow the way it is now.
If the vehicle is empty with just 4 paseengers, there really won\'t be any left because 4 people would be at least 600#s and the tongue weight of most trailers is about 200#s, so that would take up the entire payload.
And the fact of the matter the ride is very soft, even on the sport model, so they could easily go to a stiffer spring w/o anyone noticing.
I see a BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY!
Firestone? Airlift? A spring company? This is going to be a popular car for your products!