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Old 08-19-2018, 06:40 PM   #15
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Been towing for about 400 miles today with no problems. Gets shaky if I creep above 65 with wine and traffic so I try to keep it 65 and below.

I have noticed lots of sawdust in front of fridge after towing,is that common? I will try and post a picture later.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:43 PM   #16
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Take your speed as needed. I travel roads that have higher limits, but, I stay to the right and rarely exceed 62 mph. It's ok with me if others overtake and pass me... I prefer that to those who will tailgate. They're the ones who scare me. 😲 😱

Safe and happy travels to you. 😊


^^ this.

Being in a hurry with an RV will, eventually come back to bite you, and it wont be cheap.
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Old 08-19-2018, 06:57 PM   #17
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Hitch

I agree with towing to fast but I would question your hitch set up, also tires on tow vehicle. There are many factors not just speed.
When hitch installed was a new hole drilled so ball would go in closer to axle?
Was height of ball measured correct and is the ball angle correct?
So not always speed

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Old 08-19-2018, 07:51 PM   #18
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I wonder why a stove vent wasn't built in to your model.
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Old 08-19-2018, 08:04 PM   #19
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Go to the Cat Scales and weigh you combination before your next trip and see if you are transferring about i/3 the tongue weight on to each TV axle and 1/3 back to the TT axle(s). If not, adjust your spring bar tension to achieve approximately that distribution.
Then there is always the Hensley Cub that is designed for smaller trailers. That hitch design eliminates sway before it can develop. No white knuckles.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:05 AM   #20
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Our adapter was missing. That is why the speakers did not carry the sound. Bought one on amazon and attached it behind the Jvc.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:25 AM   #21
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Same Issues

We just bought the exact same AS and really love it but I too noticed there is no way to play the TV through the overhead speakers. AS really missed an important mark with this. With the AC running you cannot hear the TV if you are in bed.

Has anyone had an issue with the Omni Antenna? We cannot receive ANYTHING with ours. I took it back to Colonial RV in NJ and they were not able to fix it. We were out a few weeks ago to a site that I know we should have received signals and got nothing so a trip to Walmart and $10 bucks later I bought a cheap set of Rabbit Ears. Instantly we received 22 stations. Any suggestions anyone?

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Old 08-20-2018, 07:30 AM   #22
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Unless the flutter is caused by a tire or wheel out of balance, I’m still thinking it may be spoiled air in the back of the Tacoma as it pile up against the gate. Try opening the rear bed gate of the truck and taking the AS out on a highway and drive 70 mph. See what happens. If it works as I imagine, a tonneau cover or bed cap would be in order.

Airstream’s are so aerodynamic I cannot imagine any speed where it does not pull smoothly barring a wheel/tire out of balance or a problem induced by the TV. I agree with those who say to weigh the entire setup, but only as a last resort.

Did your dealer go over the complete cinch-up of the WD system and explain that when it is correct, the TV and AS will appear as a single, straight line from the side view? Did they verify the load capacity of the Tacoma? Just trying to think why your Airstream 22 would pull any different than mine. There are times when I exceed the speed limit (not bragging) to pass a truck and realize I’m towing. I feel absolute no sway or flutter.

When you solve the mystery, please share the solution so we can learn. Good luck.
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:01 AM   #23
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Here are pictures of my setup as we drove it home. Unfortunately we could not find a good deal in Texas so we purchased at Chilhowee in Tennessee.

We are getting a bed cover regardless for secure storage. Maybe that will help. Towing on the way home was fine, not too many issues with sway. I am not crazy about the eaz lift with the sway bar. I really liked the Andersen we had with our previous trailer.

Also is a picture of some items that “shook” out onto the floor. I am hoping they were just left behind during construction and not anything important.

Thanks for all the input.

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Old 08-21-2018, 07:13 AM   #24
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. . . Gets shaky if I creep above 65 with wine and traffic so I try to keep it 65 and below.
Wine may be the reason your shaking anyways?
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Old 08-21-2018, 07:47 AM   #25
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Here are pictures of my setup as we drove it home. Unfortunately we could not find a good deal in Texas so we purchased at Chilhowee in Tennessee.

We are getting a bed cover regardless for secure storage. Maybe that will help. Towing on the way home was fine, not too many issues with sway. I am not crazy about the eaz lift with the sway bar. I really liked the Andersen we had with our previous trailer.
I use an Eaz-Lift that was set up by Can-Am in London ON and I am very pleased with both the WD and the anti-sway performance. There are many factors that can contribute to trailer sway, starting with a properly tuned lash up.

From your photos it appears to me that the trailer is sitting very nose high. This could be because your ball mount is not low enough, even though it is in the last set of holes on the drop. Perhaps a longer drop would help. This is important to get the WD tune in. The low tail of the trailer will be more susceptible to sway.

The hitch head does not seem to be tilted down towards the aft of the hitch. The Eaz-lift uses washers that change this angle with the adjustment of the bolt.

I also don't see any anti-sway bars. Perhaps you only have one, mounted on the curb side. Two of the anti-sway bars would also be better than just one. They need to be tightened very tightly when going faster and in windy conditions.
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Old 08-21-2018, 10:56 AM   #26
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Here are pictures of my setup as we drove it home. Unfortunately we could not find a good deal in Texas so we purchased at Chilhowee in Tennessee.

We are getting a bed cover regardless for secure storage. Maybe that will help. Towing on the way home was fine, not too many issues with sway. I am not crazy about the eaz lift with the sway bar. I really liked the Andersen we had with our previous trailer.

Also is a picture of some items that “shook” out onto the floor. I am hoping they were just left behind during construction and not anything important.

Thanks for all the input.

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Those are the Wago lever nuts. That may have something to do with your stereo problem and the usb outlet in that white enclosure box up there. I use those Wago lever nuts a lot. Did not know or ever think about their being subject to vibration. They sure are handy time savers though.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:28 PM   #27
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[QUOTE=aacreek;2145654]Here are pictures of my setup as we drove it home. Unfortunately we could not find a good deal in Texas so we purchased at Chilhowee in Tennessee.

We are getting a bed cover regardless for secure storage. Maybe that will help. Towing on the way home was fine, not too many issues with sway. I am not crazy about the eaz lift with the sway bar. I really liked the Andersen we had with our previous trailer.

Also is a picture of some items that “shook” out onto the floor. I am hoping they were just left behind during construction and not anything important.

Thanks for all the input.

I really agree with Keweenawbee, Tacoma looks a little 'up' in the nose which means the hitch may need to be lowered prior to hitching so the equalizer bars will bring the chassis into a straight line. On a second thought, can you go back to the dealer and tell them the problem and let them correct it? You may be to far away but I thought I would mention it.

I really thought most all AS dealers were pushing Equal-I-Zer since they have been an AS joint venture much like Zip Dee since way back. In fact, E-I-Z features an AS on it's splash net page. I don't want to talk too much about the WD anti sway subject too much here - reams have been written on the forum and everyone has their personal opinion - just like...well you know.

Ok, Im sure the WD hitch you have can be successfully adjusted to lower the Tac nose and the AS tail some. Have you tried to drive with the tail gate down yet? That may tell you a lot. Also, you may want to test a heavy tool box or ice chest in the rear bathroom for the trip home. Don't do it forever, just a test of the setup and sway.

I'm pretty sure the Tac/4Runner have almost identical curb and towing weights but it may not be so. Back to finding a good dealer to set up the WD. Will be following your progress.

Will you be coming back into Texas via Texarkana? Hwy 82 is about the worst road on our recent 3200 mile trip to Michigan. Just a warning.

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Did you turn the radio / tuner / cd “on” and set it to AUX. adjust the volume upward... then it plays they the speakers
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