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Old 05-02-2015, 08:20 AM   #15
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Carl,

We're almost twins. We have a 2014 16' Scamp (Layout 4) and use a 2011 Rav4 V6 (same color) as a tow vehicle. I hope you like yours as much as we like ours.

One suggestion. The Rav4 sagged in the rear so I installed Firestone air bags in the coil springs. I pump them up to 30 lbs whenever I tow and they keep everything level - work great. They're a bit of a pain to install but worth it. I ended up using a hydraulic jack to push them thru the coil springs. I'd thought about using a weight distribution hitch setup but I saw a thread on Fiberglass RV about the air bags. Best way to go.

Our Rav4 has the factory receiver. It is mounted with about 30 bolts, so it is very solidly attached to the vehicle. However, for some reason, it sits way under the rear end. I need a long ball mount to make it work. I have no idea why Toyota did that but that's how it is. Does yours have the factory receiver?

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Hi Doug, I have a after market E trailer receiver, It is about as good as it can go as far as how far out it is. I only drop about a 1/4" when hooked up. Maybe because it is fitted with 3rd row seating and it is beefed up a little more, we did not spring for the seats but it has all the connections for them to attach. Good Luck. Carl
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:28 AM   #16
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that looks beautiful! Would you share which things you thought would have been good to bring, which weren't? We're in the process of figuring that out ourselves.
The remote for the TV. Could not play CD`s with out it. Can`t think of anything i should have brought and didn`t it. Bring less of all things, unless you are truly going into the wilderness. To many chairs to much food to much of all things. Good Luck, Carl
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:37 AM   #17
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Still a fan of your Clam in mobile camping? Did you put it up every time except the Walmart gig?
Looks like a great place to be.
Love the Clam. Only put it up if i stayed more then one night. Hint, you will need five more tent stakes for the sides if it is windy. Got some very high winds and the sides wanted to push in onto itself. You need to stake it down with the tie ropes they gave you but did not provide the stakes, so i had to take it down, then i found out they sell tent stakes in the camp store, oh well. My dog loves it, a place for her to be nosey and check out everything, Also gives us some free time from being leashed to her. Carl
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Thank all for your comments. Carl
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Thanks for sharing your experience and pics with all of us. I hope this is the first of many wonderful, memory-making trips.
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