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Forum: General Repair Forum 06-14-2019, 05:31 PM
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Posted By Ssm_001
Blowing 20A fuse on 2007 Safari 25 FB

Hi all - here for some electrical help. We took delivery of our 'new to us' Safari 25 FB a couple of weeks ago. We had the dealer install a Fantastic Fan over the bedroom in place of the skylight....
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-02-2019, 05:05 PM
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Views: 860
Posted By Ssm_001
For certain, however even with a statistically...

For certain, however even with a statistically significant margin of error it is nowhere near as bad as I had heard it would be.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-02-2019, 04:47 PM
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Views: 860
Posted By Ssm_001
I drive 105-110km/h regularly. I topped up...

I drive 105-110km/h regularly.

I topped up the tank when I left our home town and we were at three quarters when we got to CanAm.

Topped up again before leaving London and arrived with...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 06-02-2019, 04:02 PM
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Views: 860
Posted By Ssm_001
Safari 25 SE FB/Can-Am set-up

So we took delivery of our wonderful 2007 Safari 25 SE FB late last week and had CanAm carry out their hitch/set-up magic on my 2006 Toyota 4runner Sport Edition. The trip home was pretty uneventful,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-01-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
Yes, but the WDH transfers that weight into the...

Yes, but the WDH transfers that weight into the engine block. As the cylinders in the bottom end spin faster and the VTEC kicks in, the torsion in the block counteracts the weight and sends the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-01-2019, 08:28 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
I don't recall claiming to be a towing expert. ...

I don't recall claiming to be a towing expert.

Like anything, you sift through the information you have, arrange the data according to the weight of it's accuracy, and form the best opinion...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-01-2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
No doubt we will want to go further. I get an...

No doubt we will want to go further. I get an excellent corporate discount with unlimited mileage at Enterprise and will no doubt take advantage of that for those extended trips away - no point in...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 05-01-2019, 07:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
Fact: The only material difference between a 4th...

Fact: The only material difference between a 4th generation 4Runner that can tow 5,000lbs and 7,000lbs is 1) a cross-member mounted WCH set-up versus a frame-mounted WDH set-up, 2) standard brakes...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-30-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
Gypsydad - I admire your passive efforts at...

Gypsydad - I admire your passive efforts at duping me into confirming some kind of bias - it has been apparent in every post. And while I do appreciate anecdotal evidence, I will always look to data...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-30-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
I am just going to name my 4runner 'GMC 2500HD'...

I am just going to name my 4runner 'GMC 2500HD' and call it a day. Or perhaps I should have CanAm set-up my 370Z to tow the 25FB - it has plenty of grip and stopping power. I am thinking used Cayenne...
Forum: 2016 - Current Classic (all lengths) 04-29-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,009
Posted By Ssm_001
You are bang on. Issues such as this will almost...

You are bang on. Issues such as this will almost always lead back to a process issue.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-27-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
Thank you to everyone who contributed with a...

Thank you to everyone who contributed with a response here, they were all great and I read them all, however RVeeNoob has made a concise, data driven argument against the 4runner. I simply can't have...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-25-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
Jcl - precisely my thoughts. We already know the...

Jcl - precisely my thoughts. We already know the spare tire will be removed and the hitch beefed up and reinforced. Trans cooler will be added as will brake controller. And again, travelling light...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-25-2019, 02:07 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
I appreciate the well thought out response. ...

I appreciate the well thought out response.

I think if I cashed out the 4runner for something else that would suit my daily needs and provide a decent towing platform I would move in the other...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-24-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
Based on my research I have found the following: ...

Based on my research I have found the following:

V6 4Runners are rated for 5000/500 primarily due to the hitch being mounted to the very last frame cross member. This is a weight carrying set-up...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-23-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
Ontario is pretty flat, save for some rolling...

Ontario is pretty flat, save for some rolling hills and an occasional climb up the Niagara escarpment.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
I do have a choice with the TV, however that...

I do have a choice with the TV, however that choice comes at the expense of getting the AS of our dreams. It's a trade-off that will work and get us into the AS world without that nagging feeling...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
I'm really not looking for any justification,...

I'm really not looking for any justification, just an example or two of some real life experience with a similar set-up in similar conditions. I have studied the Airstream forums and the Toyota...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
Haha. I'll see your popcorn and raise you the...

Haha. I'll see your popcorn and raise you the cooler full of splits sitting next to me on Eagle Beach, Aruba.
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 04-22-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,063
Posted By Ssm_001
4Runner/25 FB Safari SE

Greetings! After a few months of shopping travel trailers, we have landed at Airstream and can't seem to go back. It all started with shopping small teardrops for quick weekend getaways, moved on to...
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