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Old 05-22-2013, 04:33 PM   #1
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how come everyone is flashing Me

When I had my little guy everyone flashed me and the trucks honked at me and I understood why but with my casita and full size truck no one flashed me so why are they doing it now with the taco I did have that electrical work done recently I've checked the lights could the lights work fine in park and then have something go wrong in drive
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:37 PM   #2
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When I had my little guy everyone flashed me and the trucks honked at me and I understood why but with my casita and full size truck no one flashed me so why are they doing it now with the taco I did have that electrical work done recently I've checked the lights could the lights work fine in park and then have something go wrong in drive
Day or night?
If it's at night the tongue weight is probably raising the front and causing people to think you're on high beams.
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:54 PM   #3
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I'll look a I'll look at that
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Old 05-22-2013, 04:55 PM   #4
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Are the women "flashing you" if so, go with it!
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:32 PM   #5
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hmmmm shawn...that would be new for me...

byron-by eye it doesnt look high...but after the storms go by i'll take a pic...it makes sense tho. i hope that doesnt mean i have to use the wdh. its hard to believe some can pull with a rav...and this truck would have trouble. i have no propane, nothing in bath...2 outfits in the closet...nothing in the truck bed. maybe if i put the wdh in the front seat it would hold it down???i think it weighs 100lbs
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Old 05-22-2013, 05:38 PM   #6
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I had that issue with my lumina until I put air springs on. It wasn't a lot of difference, but it was apparently enough. I think the original quality of the lights makes a difference too.
My factory lighting was super bright, and I would get flashed just on low beams unloaded sometimes.

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Old 05-22-2013, 05:39 PM   #7
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Tacomas have very bright lights to begin with, and if you have the TRD model, with larger wheels/tires, and any weight in the bed, chances are your lights are aimed high. I get flashed even without the trailer attached. It was the same with my 2001 Tacoma TRD.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:45 PM   #8
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Santacruzer has an excellent point: if your headlights are aimed a bit too high to start with, and tilt nose-up could get you to the point of annoying oncoming traffic with your low beams. Check, rather than immediately trying to "correct" a level problem which you might not have.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:13 PM   #9
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i know my low beams are on when this happens. can i get a ticket for that? just extra bright lites?

im hitched now and didnt want to unhitch for awhile...but when i do i can pay closer attention to how much the camper pushes the taco down. i just dont think it is very much at all.

maybe the combo is the problem tho. maybe on the taco site they could tell me what to do.

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Old 05-22-2013, 07:19 PM   #10
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To see if the truck is settling under tongue weight, you don't need to completely "unhitch." You just need to release the coupler, jack up the trailer just enough to take the weight off the ball. Might take 10 minutes total.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #11
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Stick a chunk of 2 x 4 on the ground under the rear bumper and measure from top of it to underside of bumper or the hitch receiver. Then release the trailer from the ball and jack it up until free of the ball and measure again. That will tell you how much the rear is dropping with the trailer attached.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:54 PM   #12
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I'm looking at your avatar and it looks like your quite a bit low, we have 2 folks in our group that tow with recent models of tacoma's both being TRD's, one had the Toyota dealer install an extra spring, the other person won't admit he has a problem but I'll bet the rear drops 3 - 3-1/2"
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Sounds like you might get to use that WDH after all.
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I'm looking at your avatar and it looks like your quite a bit low, we have 2 folks in our group that tow with recent models of tacoma's both being TRD's, one had the Toyota dealer install an extra spring, the other person won't admit he has a problem but I'll bet the rear drops 3 - 3-1/2"
The TRD models come with high performance(as dealers options get) off road shocks geared toward fast driving on rough roads. I believe they can carry Less weight then the stock suspension on a standard Tacoma. Look at swapping those out before you look at overload springs they really stiffen the ride when you are not towing.
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