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Old 01-16-2013, 05:00 PM   #211
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Yes, the visibility is poor and with my aging poor eyesight I can't see a darn thing. Good thing the FJ is very visible from the outside, people tend to steer away from it, or again that may be my poor eyesight!!!
lol Jim that goes along with my joke about being nearsighted...everyone looks good at a distance....some need to stay there lol
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:02 PM   #212
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Type of jack, side or top wind, makes no difference to my RAV. The rear door hits the hitch itself long before coming close to the jack. I've resigned myself to using the rear passenger doors for access.
Is that a gen two model? I can open the rear door just fine on my 2007.
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:13 PM   #213
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Don't understand your question.
It's a 2008 RAV4. Trailer has high lift axle which puts it ( I think ) 4" higher than standard.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:32 PM   #214
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Is that a gen two model? I can open the rear door just fine on my 2007.
Not sure of the answer to that but I have seen a number of Escapes, Scamps & Bolers that the rear door of the RAV bangs up either against the jack or if it misses that it hits the propane tank. Looking at photos of your trailer type it appears to have a longer tongue on it & no propane tank? (on the Scamp & many of the Bolers, the propane tank sits ahead of the battery on the tongue) which may be why you can open the door all the way on yours.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:44 PM   #215
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Hey Carol!

See Glenn's post below- the problem is that in his (and Deryk's) case, the trailer tongue's so high that the door is hitting the trailer coupler. Not a Rav-4 related problem...

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Type of jack, side or top wind, makes no difference to my RAV. The rear door hits the hitch itself long before coming close to the jack. I've resigned myself to using the rear passenger doors for access.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:04 PM   #216
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Correct it is because of the center mounted tongue jack...but i prefer it over a swing up side mounted... .couldn't use a wdh with a side mounted jacks


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Francesca I totally understand that in Glenn and Deryk's case the door is hitting the raised tongues but I also know that if I hooked my Scamp up to a RAV4 the door would either hit the jack or the propane tank well before it opened fully - even with the trailer sitting perfectly level.

As indicated I have seen the situation on a number of RAV4's and talked to a number of owners about the situation. Not to mention the problem has been mentioned here more than a few times. You need a long tongue with nothing cluttering it to avoid the problem completely. McDenny is able to open his rear door because he is pulling a Lil snooze which if you look at the photos you will see it doesnt have a propane tank and it has a much longer coupler on it than you will find normally on a Scamp or a Boler, so the front jack is sitting much further back allowing the door to open.
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... the problem is that in his (and Deryk's) case, the trailer tongue's so high that the door is hitting the trailer coupler. Not a Rav-4 related problem...
Yes, it is a RAV4 issue. The RAV4 (all three existing generations, but not the next one) have a side-hinged rear door, so it doesn't swing up like a hatch - that leads to interference that might not occur with the same trailer and a top-hinged (swing-up) hatch.

The door is side-hinged so the spare can be mounted on it, so the spare sticking out and the door hitting stuff on the trailer are related issues.
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What kind of bumper-pull trailer does NOT have an "A-frame tongue"?
Examples of conventional (a.k.a. "bumper pull") trailers with non-A-frame (straight) tongues:
  • most boat trailers
  • many rental cargo trailers, including most U-Hauls
  • all U-Haul CT and VT moulded fiberglass travel trailers
  • my utility trailer
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:35 PM   #220
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Now I get it! Senior moment or two there. All I had to do was forget what I heard about dragging the foot of jack and get with the loss of door access. Deryk has apparently chosen one problem from both column A and column B. I luv my 4runner

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Francesca I totally understand that in Glenn and Deryk's case the door is hitting the raised tongues but I also know that if I hooked my Scamp up to a RAV4 the door would either hit the jack or the propane tank well before it opened fully - even with the trailer sitting perfectly level.
Obviously anything on the tongue of a trailer would impede the full opening of a swinging door....I have a side- hinged spare tire that has to clear anything on my tongue. Or any tongue. The difference in this case is that these guys can't even clear the coupler due to the height of the trailer.

Sheesh!

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I clear the coupler...not the jack....i managed fine all last year
..its not a problem to me....the squatting is....i got a tracking number for the air coils there on their way
..probably wont have time to install them till next sunday the 27th but want it there ready to do lol

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Toyota has dropped the side opening door on the RAV, and maybe we should drop the topic too.
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Old 01-16-2013, 09:18 PM   #224
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eXXXactly...its a pointless discussion it is what it is. I'm fine with it I'm young enough to reach anything in the back area from the backseat... my only issue is resolving the squat

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