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Old 05-12-2015, 04:24 PM   #1
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4Runner adjustable ball mount with 21'

Is there anyone on here who has picked up a 21' using a 4Runner and has an adjustable ball mount? We are interested in the connection from the trailer to the 7-pin. And I guess you would have to have a 4Runner from 2010 or later to be comparable. Ours is a 2011. Our WDH is not Anderson but the other one that Escape sells.
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I don't see the connection between the ball mount height and the seven pin.
The electrical umbilical from the trailer is long enough to accommodate a variety of ball mount heights (and receptacle heights)
on the tow vehicle.
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Is there anyone on here who has picked up a 21' using a 4Runner and has an adjustable ball mount? We are interested in the connection from the trailer to the 7-pin. And I guess you would have to have a 4Runner from 2010 or later to be comparable. Ours is a 2011. Our WDH is not Anderson but the other one that Escape sells.
Previously had the Pro Series WDH I believe you are talking about- it is the Pro Series. The stinger assembly with ball is adjustable for height.
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Here is the Pro-Series adjustable ball mount section being installed. You can see the 7 pin umbilical on the right; it has enough length to reach.
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Previously had the Pro Series WDH I believe you are talking about- it is the Pro Series. The stinger assembly with ball is adjustable for height.
Did you pick up your 21' with a 4Runner from 2010 or later with that Pro series adjustable ball mount on it? (Our 19' required an extension cord to the 7-pin. That adjustable ball mount is a greater distance from the TV than many other ball mounts.)
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...(Our 19' required an extension cord to the 7-pin. That adjustable ball mount is a greater distance from the TV than many other ball mounts.)
Is that extension something that ETI provided to you when you received your 19? Did they have any comments regarding the length issue?
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Did you pick up your 21' with a 4Runner from 2010 or later with that Pro series adjustable ball mount on it? (Our 19' required an extension cord to the 7-pin. That adjustable ball mount is a greater distance from the TV than many other ball mounts.)
The Pro Series I had came with the used 17B we bought from a private party in 9/13. The stinger with ball is fairly large & heavy. For the 21 it didn't take me long to figure the Andersen was worth the extra $$. Having used it quite a bit since last September confirmed the decision. The stinger/ball assembly seems 1/3 the size and 1/2 the weight.
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We bought that one 8 months old. Someone else picked it up. It fit theirs, not ours.
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Perhaps I'm missing something here, but I always thought an adjustable ball mount was for vertical adjustments, not horizontal. Thus the electrical connect should not be impacted by the vertical adjustment, was it?
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Is there anyone on here who has picked up a 21' using a 4Runner and has an adjustable ball mount? We are interested in the connection from the trailer to the 7-pin. And I guess you would have to have a 4Runner from 2010 or later to be comparable. Ours is a 2011. Our WDH is not Anderson but the other one that Escape sells.
After seeing the image that dfandrews posted, that looks like a lot steel just to get a certain amount ball height. Before ending up with my Andersen hitch (which has all that same amount of steel) I had bought a Curt 2 inch ball with an additional 2 inch rise over standard. They are also available in 1.5 and 1 inch options that just have more shaft before the ball.
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