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Old 01-25-2018, 02:57 PM   #15
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I am considering the same set up.
would love to hear how it works out for you.
I keep on going back and forth between the 16ft sport and the 22FB sport.
The dealer told me I would have no trouble with the Highlander and a regular hitch.
I'm not to sure after looking at feedback on the forum from other posts.

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We will let you know. Something to keep in mind is that the 22 FB at least for the current year, is narrower than the 16 Foot Sport. We also purchased additional clip on mirrors and the dealer will be adding a camera at the back (sadly they did not order it from the factory with this addition). Visibility with the 8 foot wide Trailmanor was a concern and we really needed the extended mirrors. The new 22 FB will be about two feet longer.
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Old 01-25-2018, 03:02 PM   #16
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We too purchased a 2018 Sport 22FB recently and pulled her home with our
2015 Toyota Highlander. Living in Colorado and planning to travel all kinds
of terrain we had concerns with whether we had enough towing capabilities
even though our salesman said we'd be fine. Imagine that. Really like the Highlander too for every day needs. So, we looked at trucks (Tundra, F150) but couldn't get into them for an everyday thing. Ended up trading for a Toyota Sequoia (same chassis and V8 as the Tundra) but with a more comfortable ride. Having an equalizer, solar and V6 batteries installed so haven't pulled the AS with it yet but feel more comfortable with this choice. Good luck with your set up.
Thanks! From our previous experience with the TrailManor, we think we will be fine as long as we confine our explorations to the flatlands. We are keeping an open mind about a more robust TV though and may trade a sedan for a truck later on if we decide we want to head for the hills or do some wilderness boondocking with a generator.
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Old 04-18-2018, 12:37 PM   #17
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Got home safe and sound! Ready for Camping Season!

Well! This has not been a nice winter, but we managed to pick up our Sport 22 FB at the dealership in Minneapolis just in between the latest snowstorms. The AWD Toyota Highlander equipped with an equalizer hitch towed the AS nearly as well as our old Trailmanor with a Reese load equalizing hitch. I much prefer the Equalizer brand for set up and I think it may provide better equalizing and sway control. Even with the extra 1000 pounds and increased height behind us, our MPG was as good as or better than with the Trailmanor.

Granted, yesterday was very nice with very little wind, but driving south and west from Minneapolis back to Omaha provided lots of hills to see how it handled. I'm a lot more comfortable with the idea of keeping the Highlander as our permanent tow vehicle.

Even using clip on extended mirrors, having a rear facing camera was a welcome addition to make that final blind spot check prior to changing lanes. The dealer installed a Furrion brand which comes with guide lines and color zones (red, yellow, and green). Green is good!
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Old 04-18-2018, 08:01 PM   #18
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Congratulations! The Equilizer is a nice, almost de-facto AS/WD hitch. Many success stories.

You have a great setup between your tow vehicle and AS. Enjoy the combination.

All we need from you now, is pics!
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:06 AM   #19
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Congratulations! The Equilizer is a nice, almost de-facto AS/WD hitch. Many success stories.

You have a great setup between your tow vehicle and AS. Enjoy the combination.

All we need from you now, is pics!
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Old 04-19-2018, 11:51 AM   #20
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Is this a picture?

Why yes it is!

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Old 04-19-2018, 09:20 PM   #21
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Picture? Well, maybe not. At least I can't see it.

Congratulations on your new Airstream. I've driven from Minneapolis to Omaha many times, and there are some hills going west out of Des Moines as will as into the Missouri river valley. If you liked the ride, then I'd say you are set up pretty well.

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