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Old 01-14-2013, 05:06 PM   #169
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Let's face it, most people don't buy small suv's to use as tow vehicles. They are economical daily drivers. Which is no doubt why most of them are simply not engineered to take such stress inducing devices as heavy duty tow receivers, let alone weight distributing hitches.
If you want to tow most of the campers that are made, Toyota just happens to build one of the best built, and best thought out tow vehicles on the market. From it's 400 ft-lb engine, to it's six speed transmission all the way to the excellent engineering choice of 4.30 gears, and a frame sturdy enough to take any WD hitch on the market the Tundra is an excellent choice for pulling trailers.

IMO....leave the little cars to what they were intended, which is hauling a few human beings around and getting great gas mileage in the process.

The new Rav will no doubt be better at being what its intended market is. Those of you who got the last generation version and are pulling small campers with it, well, enjoy it while it lives out it's life, and plan on buying something different when the time comes to replace.

As an aside, regarding the epa not liking diesels, that's not the way that whole scene works. The epa could care less what you put in the tank....all they care about is what comes out the tailpipe. It's up to the car company to come up with the mechanisms to make it burn clean.

Now back to your regularly scheduled WD discussion, a subject that, for as simple as it is in principle and actual use, leads to more arguments than seemingly anything else in trailer towing.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:10 PM   #170
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Now back to your regularly scheduled WD discussion, a subject that, for as simple as it is in principle and actual use, leads to more arguments than seemingly anything else in trailer towing.
After tires and toilet paper, perhaps...and not necessarily in that order.

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Old 01-14-2013, 05:16 PM   #171
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Now back to your regularly scheduled WD discussion, a subject that, for as simple as it is in principle and actual use, leads to more arguments than seemingly anything else in trailer towing.
Maybe, but I think small tow vehicles wins on this board. Raz
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:38 PM   #172
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I think its bs...if they didn't want the vehicle to tow or they knew it couldn't handle the tongue weight don't offer the towing package...but they do out of greed...ppl will buy all the options and just never use it. So they make more money. Tears back my parents' bought a new super deluxe dodge grand caravan with tow package even though my dad said he would never tow a trailer.


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Old 01-14-2013, 05:39 PM   #173
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Maybe, but I think small tow vehicles wins on this board. Raz
AAACK!

You're right, Raz...I forgot where I was posting! But now that you bring it up: how about adding "European vs. North American Standards", at least as a subgroup?


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Old 01-14-2013, 05:44 PM   #174
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That's it!
Aliens that inhale CO and exhale O! Why does Canada get all the breaks, ET-wise? ...

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Well if you watched the X Files, which was filmed in BC you would know our aliens can do more than that!
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:08 PM   #175
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Well if you watched the X Files, which was filmed in BC you would know our aliens can do more than that!

Bedtime here at The Home is 7:30 so I don't get to watch much primetime...

Is "X-Files" the one starring that weird guy Stephen Harper and that other weird guy Stephen Harper?



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hummm.... me thinks those are The Muffets discussing the Clean Energy Bill!
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im at work and my droid only does so well showing pictures...let me ask, when your rav4 is loaded and hooked up to your lil snoozy, how many inches are between the bottom of the receiver and the ground....and how many inches between the ground and the receiver when your not hooked up? im about 9.75" off the ground normally... not sure when im hooked up haven't measured it.

getting annoyed with jc whitney placed order saturday...called today and they said give them 24 to 48 hours to process order....told them its been that long....uhhhh we will email you an answer whenwe get it from the manuf....is it in stock? yeah but normally delivery is 2 to 9 business days.... really most places are next day its out the door with tracking, Im not happy....click....lovely customer service dept lol


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Whitney is waiting around for someone to eat their lunch if someone hasn't already. Find another supplier. I'm routinely getting mail order stuff on free 2-3 day shipping (Amazon) and got a way exotic rv plumbing chingus from Dyers in AZ in about 2 1/2 days. Whitney has heard of jitney but not airplane.

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Derek, I'll try to remember to take the measurement when we hook up on Thursday afternoon.
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Thanks Denny and your Rav4 doesnt look to be squatting as much as mine does without the airbags.

Well I canceled my order with jc whitney... I called back 12 hours later and they still could only tell me my order is processing... but they wont charge me till its marked shipped... well they charged me yesterday... I told them I am used to dealing with companies that if the part is in stock will be out the door by the lates the next day and up to 5 days for ups ground (but 3rd day isn't usually much more) their policy is 2-9 business days... good luck with that...
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Why not start by shortening up that stinger?
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