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Old 03-17-2010, 10:00 PM   #29
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Thank you, Janet. I'm certainly open to the idea. Some people aren't even aware they might need one until someone points it out and they accept that others are just better at hugging than what they are used to. They may have been hugged all their life, ever so gently, and then along comes a big bear hug and hugs take on a whole new level of hugginess. But, it will never happen if they have their arms crossed.

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Old 03-17-2010, 10:03 PM   #30
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Hey, moderator. don't you think its about time you get involved? I think the sarcasm has crossed the line to insult.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:00 PM   #31
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A little argument is good, and okay in my book. There are always at least two sides to every topic, and both are usually right.

While the hitch is overkill for some, its just extra safe to me. I'll soon be an old geezer.

2air' My Tundra manual says under "Weight Limits", "Weight carrying hitch or distributing hitch", "Double cab (4 wheel drive) models with towing package 670 lbs".

The unloaded tongue weight of the trailer is 600 lbs, and with with liquid tanks in back and storage in front, I make a point to load it evenly and lightly.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:09 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
My Tundra manual says under "Weight Limits", "Weight carrying hitch or distributing hitch", "Double cab (4 wheel drive) models with towing package 670 lbs".
Hi, Doug. Check for a sticker, actually on your receiver, to see if it has information similar to what I posted. Most of the factory receivers have one.

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Old 03-17-2010, 11:17 PM   #33
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Originally Posted by dkottum View Post
...My Tundra manual says under "Weight Limits", "Weight carrying hitch or distributing hitch", "Double cab (4 wheel drive) models with towing package 670 lbs"...
gotcha d'

ok that's MUCH clearer.

u might need to scan a tundra forum,

but IF this number is a result of the oem RECEIVER limit (and the bolts that mount it)

start looking for a receiver with ONE class higher rating. (class IV?)

regardless of where we apportion the PP load, i would want MORE capacity in the receiver than what the manual suggests is there.

these after market receivers aren't expensive or hard to attach and won't weigh MUCH.

in fact the one jammer linked in post #2 looks perfect at 1000/10,000 with w/d gear.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:58 AM   #34

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Time 'ta go hitch-up and some sway......Hi Ho HaHa......Away
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So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 03-18-2010, 06:08 AM   #35
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I'd rather play at hug o'war,
Where everyone hugs
Instead of tugs,
Where everyone giggles
And rolls on the rug,
Where everyone kisses,
And everyone grins,
And everyone cuddles,
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:11 AM   #36
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In my experience...

While I haven't towed everything everywhere in every condition, I have towed travel trailers using:

Drop on the ball

Eaz-Lift WD only

Eaz-Lift WD with friction sway bar

Reese Dual Cam

Reese Strait Line


Using customer's equipment, trailers and tow vehicles.
The experiences have ranged from "holy crap!" to "tows like a dream". When properly set up, each system on my list above has functioned better than the others, in the order I posted them. Strangely enough, there was an issue with the Strait Line, which turned out the bars were not both the same length, and caused an interesting towing experience until we figured it out. I haven't had the opportunity to use Sean's product, but can assume (and you know what happens when you assume) it's at least as good as a HAHA, since it is the "new, improved" version.
Every tow vehicle might not benefit from Sean's product, but I know the ones I drove that were equipped with the predecessor model certainly did. And that's in reality all we can do, is give recommendations based on experience.

Oh, and the PP hitch doesn't add to tongue weight, but does add to hitch weight, which is weight carried by the receiver.
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Old 05-11-2010, 12:08 PM   #37
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i just recently got a 2004 4runner to tow my 63 globetrotter. i started a thread to get some feedback on how to set it up safely to tow the gt but havent gotten that much information. i am a total newbie at this and it would be great if somebody or anybody could make some recommendations as to what setup i should be aiming for.


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My duel cam reese has been coast to coast several times with no problems, I do like it, I had a Hensley and sold it with my 04 30' classic, don't need it....

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