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Old 09-21-2014, 03:43 PM   #15
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gomotomoto, and just where are the pictures?

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Old 09-21-2014, 03:53 PM   #16
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Nice! Any more? Exterior?
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Old 09-21-2014, 04:39 PM   #18
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Very nice! Not sure I see the need for a lot of restoration based on these pictures.
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Old 09-21-2014, 05:29 PM   #19
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I think he was saying he bought a fully restored AS done by an auto tech. Outside appears as impressive as the interior!
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I think he was saying he bought a fully restored AS done by an auto tech. Outside appears as impressive as the interior!
Agreed, I think I got this thread confused with another I've been following where there was more work required.
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I think he was saying he bought a fully restored AS done by an auto tech. Outside appears as impressive as the interior!

Dzn: I'm trying to sort out if I'm ok with my 2003 Toyota sequioa with a ProPride hitch. The trailer is 4300 and my capacity is 6300. What do you think?

The trailer is in great shape and need some advice with the TV.
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If your Sequoia is rated at 6300 and your (unloaded) AS is 4300, you should be fine as far as max trailer weight and GCWR are concerned. The only thing my crystal ball worries about at all is what your rear axle weight rating is and if you will be close with tongue weight (including PP hitch) all your passengers, toys and equipment in the back, the dog, cat, etc. Only the CAT scales will say, but unless you're carrying a lot of "stuff", I predict you're OK.
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If your Sequoia is rated at 6300 and your (unloaded) AS is 4300, you should be fine as far as max trailer weight and GCWR are concerned. The only thing my crystal ball worries about at all is what your rear axle weight rating is and if you will be close with tongue weight (including PP hitch) all your passengers, toys and equipment in the back, the dog, cat, etc. Only the CAT scales will say, but unless you're carrying a lot of "stuff", I predict you're OK.
Thank you, Sir. Here's the info from toyota:
GAWR, FT:3160
GAWR, RR:3550
Sequoia GVWR: 6500
GCWR: 11,800

my family weighs: 450lbs (5 of us in total). Hope I'm not torturing you with this. Just want to make sure i'm doing anything stupid or irresponsible. After all we are just after some fun and adventure.

We are picking up the trailer next month in florida and bringing it home to NJ.
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If you're really concerned, before you go, load up everybody with a full tank and your usual travel gear and run the Sequoia over the cat scale with the front axle on one pad and the rear axle on the other. Report out your readings. Without knowing your actual loaded AS tongue and axle weights we'll still be handicapped, but we would at least know how much rear axle reserve you would have.
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After trying a number of systems I've settled very happily with the Anderson Hitch/weight distribution/anti sway system. $449 on amazon and about an hour to set up. SUPER easy to hitch/unhitch. No sway, little to no bounce. I frankly forget my 64 Overlander is behind me.


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thanks again Rich. I'll run the sequioa over to get weighed as soon as I can. As far as the airstream, I'll ask him if he knows the approximate loaded airstream weight. as far as the airstream axle weight, what should I ask the seller to do at the cat scale. He's been willing to help me along.
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After trying a number of systems I've settled very happily with the Anderson Hitch/weight distribution/anti sway system. $449 on amazon and about an hour to set up. SUPER easy to hitch/unhitch. No sway, little to no bounce. I frankly forget my 64 Overlander is behind me.


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what's the tow vehicle your using?
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If your Sequoia is rated at 6300 and your (unloaded) AS is 4300, you should be fine as far as max trailer weight and GCWR are concerned. The only thing my crystal ball worries about at all is what your rear axle weight rating is and if you will be close with tongue weight (including PP hitch) all your passengers, toys and equipment in the back, the dog, cat, etc. Only the CAT scales will say, but unless you're carrying a lot of "stuff", I predict you're OK.
Rich, I'm also running into alot of posts that mention a short wheelbase and how 118" may not be good for a 28' trailer. How does wheelbase play into the equation? Man, I'm going to have to buy you a few beers for all this help.
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