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Old 01-25-2017, 08:38 AM   #1
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Greetings from Georgetown, TX. My wife and I have just ordered a 2017 Basecamp and are excited about our future travel prospects. We enjoyed camping, but are looking for a few more creature comforts in our retirement years. We will be towing with a 2010 Tacoma with a factory tow package. I plan to install a Tekonsha P2 brake controller. Still struggling to decide on a hitch, (i.e. sway control and weight distribution types). Would appreciate thoughts from any of you Basecamp owners. Can't wait to get out on the road!

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Old 01-25-2017, 10:24 AM   #2
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Welcome Mark. Good luck with your travels. As always we will expect pictures.

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Old 01-25-2017, 12:48 PM   #3
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You don't need to complicate your life with a Weight Dist. hitch with your BaseCamp. An ordinary ball will do just fine. (Unless you like overstressing the BaseCamp axle and ruining the ride of your TV.)

You may not even need sway-control, but you'll know after a few trips, and it can be added without WD hitch.

OH!... and WELCOME! from out here in Spicewood!
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Old 01-25-2017, 01:46 PM   #4
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Welcome Mark! I agree with Boxite, I also doubt you'll need the WD hitch or sway bar,and, as has been said, you can always add it later if you want it. I have no experience with the Basecamp, but when we picked up our trailer (19') I decided, based on the truck and trailer specs and information I read, that I could do without and add later if needed. Pulls fine without so we have no need to add. I certainly wasn't looking forward to hassling with it. We also installed the brake controller (pretty sure it's the P2) from etrailer; took no time and very straight forward. We're just about to make reservations at Pedernales Falls while we visit my son and cousins in Austin. You're in a great location (if Georgetown, TX... don't know AR) for lots of good sites to visit. Enjoy your new trailer! Safe Travels!
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Old 01-25-2017, 03:03 PM   #5
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Welcome aboard Mark, those Basecamps look terrific, enjoy.
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Old 01-26-2017, 07:34 AM   #6
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Hey Mark,
Welcome and congratulations! I don't really have anything to add regarding the WD hitch. I did install one on my truck for my International 19. It's a few extra steps for me to hitch up, but I like having the Purchased at Camper Clinic II. I also installed the P2 and it works well.

I have friends in your neck of the woods, great place to retire.

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Greetings from Georgetown, TX. My wife and I have just ordered a 2017 Basecamp and are excited about our future travel prospects. We enjoyed camping, but are looking for a few more creature comforts in our retirement years. We will be towing with a 2010 Tacoma with a factory tow package. I plan to install a Tekonsha P2 brake controller. Still struggling to decide on a hitch, (i.e. sway control and weight distribution types). Would appreciate thoughts from any of you Basecamp owners. Can't wait to get out on the road!

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Old 01-26-2017, 07:46 AM   #7
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Welcome to the Forums. We're glad to have you with us. Congratulations on your new baby. May you have safe travels and many great Airstream Adventures with her.
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I had a good experience with my Tacoma & P2 controller, although it wasn't pulling an AS. Easy to setup and worked without issues. My 2012 had a small cubby in the lower dash to the right of the steering wheel. I mounted it under that and it was easy to reach when driving and wasn't in the way of knees & legs. The plug for the adapter is just behind the dash from there. Welcome!

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ps. I've still got the P2 if you want a half off deal on it! I didn't keep the Toyota adapter plug, though...
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Thanks to all who have replied. Your comments are very helpful. Will go without HD and SC until we test out the rig. You Tube was very helpful for brake controller installation.

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