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Old 04-06-2013, 12:11 AM   #41
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The coupler on Jim's trailer is clearly marked as a Ram, although I didn't recognize that brand. This is the wrap around yoke as long (and still) produced by Atwood - I didn't know anyone else made them. My Boler has an earlier version by Atwood, although only 5000 pound capacity (rather than 8000). I don't know about the details of the latch, but the jaw and yoke mechanism is inherently solid and reliable.
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:45 AM   #42
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Installed the andersen hitch and set up with the FJ, I had a 1" squat before and with the hitch the rear raised 1/2" and front dropped 1/2" to equalize the set up.
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Old 04-17-2013, 01:07 PM   #43
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Jim, have you had a chance to go for a drive with this set up? Does it help with the "bounce" and is it as quiet as they sugest? What is your opinion on ease and hooking up. I know I am currious of that and I believe there was another person that was currious of that aspect.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:05 PM   #44
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Definitely keep the information coming. I don't have any sort of WDH at the moment, but will probably get one once I see how the 19 pulls. I'm definitely interested in the Anderson, so I appreciate the first person reports.
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Old 04-17-2013, 07:31 PM   #45
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Jim, did you weld the braces to the frame or drill for the set screws? I have this hitch in my garage as I wait for a late June delivery.
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Old 04-22-2013, 09:25 AM   #46
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Just got back from towing close to 1400 miles with the Andersen hitch. No sway at all with 20-30 mph gusts. The brackets stayed fixed (not welded) and the trailer towed true. Upon arrival the hitch was disconnected within 2-3 minutes with loosening the 2 nuts and pulling one pin. Hookup was just as easy for the return trip.
The FJ averaged 13/14/15 mpg over 6-8 fill ups with mountainous driving thru
Blue Ridge/Appalachian/Smokey Mountains down and back.
I also installed a set of these PIAA lights on the front, really helped at night.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:02 PM   #47
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I also installed a set of these PIAA lights on the front, really helped at night.
The closeup photo looks like a fog light, but the photo in operation on the FJ looks like they are aimed far too high for a fog... but it's always hard to tell in that type of photo. Jim, what type of lamp are these fog, driving, cornering...)? The photo appears to match the 540 Ion Yellow Fog Halogen Lamp from the PIAA site, but I don't know if your photo was intended to be an exact match.
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It is the 520 series driving light with a 15 degree span, not fog lights. Here is a link to my set
PIAA Driving Lamp System - Exclusively for the Toyota FJ Cruiser! [5298] - $291.75 : Pure FJ Cruiser Accessories, Parts and Accessories for your Toyota FJ Cruiser
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I'm curious how that lamp does this:

The light beam penetrates rain, fog, dust, and snow without bouncing back into the drivers eyes to dramatically enhance visibility while driving in any road or weather conditions.
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