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Old 05-19-2016, 09:52 PM   #101
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We have the '16 TRD Sport 4x4, and Toyota added a 4th leaf spring. No sag when I delivered my Casita to the new owner. It does have a totally different power band. My 6 speed tranny does a lot more shifting than my old 08 did. I still got the same 16 mpg that the old one got. Probably don't need the wdh setup, but my new 21 has it on already, so i'm keeping it. I feel more secure, especially getting passed by the big rigs at 80mph.
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Old 05-19-2016, 11:37 PM   #102
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You may not need a w/d set up with the truck vs auto tow. Try it for awhile before investing more $$
Agreed, don't think a WDH is necesssary. We tow a 19 with our 2010 TRD Sport and I'm pretty sure the tongue weight on your 17 would be the same weight or less.

Try it and let us know. WDH's are a PI(the)A.

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Old 05-20-2016, 08:28 AM   #103
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I realize I won't need the WDH with the combination of the Tacoma & 17, but I've towed it a couple of times without the WDH & the difference is that the tow & trailer seem like two different animals. With the WDH it acts like one long vehicle. I'll try it as soon as I get my P3 controller back from being repaired/replaced.
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Old 05-20-2016, 10:14 AM   #104
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Very nice...looks like you are in store for even more fun!
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Old 05-20-2016, 12:58 PM   #105
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... With the WDH it acts like one long vehicle. ...
That's exactly my experience.
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Old 05-20-2016, 02:01 PM   #106
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If I decide to continue to use the WDH, I'm going to have to do some major modifications - the truck is about 6" higher than the RAV4 (and 6" short enough to not hit the next $ tier on the Nantucket Ferry).
The modification is just adjustments, and perhaps a different height of shank, right? You would need set the WD head lower on the shank (by the difference in receiver box height) and get a different shank if the one you have won't allow enough drop. Then you should adjust the head tilt to get a desirable amount of load transfer. Unless you need a shank change, there's no cost.
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Old 05-20-2016, 02:09 PM   #107
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I checked out a 2016 Taco while my 2013 was being serviced. Kinda bummed me out that it grew so much again. In 2012 Toyota upsized the Taco (I had 3 prior) but it was still a smaller truck.
I'm guessing that your earlier Tacos were much earlier, since the size increase was for the 2005 model year; 2012 was just a facelift, with no size increase. Second-generation (2005-2014) Double Cab Tacomas did come in two lengths, with short (5 ft) and long (6 ft) beds, so it you had Double Cabs and moved from short bed to a 2013 long bed it would be a size increase without the Tacoma design having changed at all.
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Old 05-20-2016, 02:18 PM   #108
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Might be worth trying toget a drop shank that's pretty much exactly what you need. The one I had previously would dig into the driveway if I didn't have the WDH bars connected. The shank was something like 3 or 4" too long (low). Kind of a universal thing, had holes all down the shaft.
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Old 05-20-2016, 02:50 PM   #109
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Old 05-20-2016, 03:04 PM   #110
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