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Old 03-21-2015, 11:14 PM   #43
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I mentioned in the earlier posts that I have a 13' trillium, and am intending on keeping my Subaru forester.
Well...
I've now got a brake controller in the TV, and had a serious tune up, and some attention to brakes.
Summer is coming! Now to get that tongue weight down... How easy is this going to be...? I'm sitting about 15lbs over the recommend limit from Subaru.
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Old 03-22-2015, 02:11 AM   #44
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I mentioned in the earlier posts that I have a 13' trillium, and am intending on keeping my Subaru forester.
Well...
I've now got a brake controller in the TV, and had a serious tune up, and some attention to brakes.
Summer is coming! Now to get that tongue weight down... How easy is this going to be...? I'm sitting about 15lbs over the recommend limit from Subaru.
You'll be fine but you could put an extra case of beer behind the axle to counter the TW
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Old 03-22-2015, 06:36 AM   #45
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I figure I should be ok, I still have yet to mount the spare on the rear bumper (suggestions for spare mounts?) and I was toying with a small utility box or the like to relocate the battery, undecided as yet.
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Old 03-22-2015, 07:10 AM   #46
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I mentioned in the earlier posts that I have a 13' trillium, and am intending on keeping my Subaru forester.

Summer is coming! Now to get that tongue weight down... How easy is this going to be...? I'm sitting about 15lbs over the recommend limit from Subaru.
Kenny, there are some very astute towing pro's in Ontario who specialize in dealing with issues like yours. It is common to reinforce vehicle receivers to bring them in line with the rest of the vehicles capabilities. Check into the possibilities. In the end you will probably end up with the superior/safer TV/trailer combination.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:03 PM   #47
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So a funny thing happened today.
My dad and I headed out to bring my '79 trillium to Paul (mentioned in an earlier post) to have a few items looked at.

I'd mentioned earlier in the thread my leaning to have brakes added. I'd already had the brake controller put in the TV (march), but as we'd just picked up the trailer at the end of last year's camp season (october), towed it home without a brake controller, I'd never had the controller connected through round 7 yet. I travelled home just with a flat 4 adaptor for lights... Then it got cold, and I got busy, and I never really looked.

I was pretty excited to hear brakes engage at the end of the driveway!
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