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Old 12-08-2013, 06:38 PM   #31
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Do you use the Anderson WDH? Do you have to disconnect the WDH when reversing?
The only time I disconnect my Anderson hitch, is when reversing into my drive, but that is because it is a fairly steep incline.

Do you have to remove other types of WDH for reversing, and if so why?
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:40 PM   #32
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No WDH for me. The fourth leaf spring too care of that. Just sold it to some Casita people.

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Old 12-08-2013, 09:59 PM   #33
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You do not need to disconnect the Andersen when backing up.
True... and you should not need to disconnect any WDH for backing up. PAB4 - are you perhaps thinking of bar-style friction-based sway control devices? Those things apparently sometimes jam at extreme angles, so common operating procedure is to disconnect them when backing. Personally, I wouldn't consider using any piece of junk that required this sort of procedure.
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Old 12-09-2013, 01:40 AM   #34
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No problem

2011 Tacoma, 6 speed standard, TRD Sport package. Pulled a 2008 17b (1900 lbs dry weight) from Vancouver Island to Calgary this fall. Milage did drop, no problem with power for the most part. Some of the steeper hills slowed me down to 90-95 km.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:26 PM   #35
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2011 Tacoma, auto , 4x4 , 4 door longbox , with a set of timbren overloaders , tow's the 21ft the exact same as it did our 13ft trillium outback , same gas consumption , the 2 long incline's from Chilliwack to Kamloops sucked but for anywhere else in the mountain's or Alberta it tows just fine and no wdh , cheers mike
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:55 PM   #36
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Greggo, what are you towing with?

Buddy, are you using a weight distribution hitch?
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Old 12-09-2013, 05:06 PM   #37
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I picked up the trailer used on Vancouver Island and brought it home with just the base truck, standard hitch, no air bags, no weight distribution hitch. I had no problems what so ever but have plans to add the air bags and the WD hitch as well as a few mods to the trailer..

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Old 12-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #38
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On our big trip to the east coast last summer, we averaged 16 MPG (US) and we covered all sorts of terrain. We have a 2012 Tacoma and an Escape 19. We don't have a WDH and really haven't missed it either. The 19 tows beautifully as is.

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Is your Taco a 4 wheel drive
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Old 12-10-2013, 05:37 PM   #40
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My '09 Tacoma (SR5,quad cab, 4x4, camper shell, with a heavy Truck Vault in the bed) tows my 17B just fine. It has the Tow Package, which rates for 6,000 pounds (or is that 6,500?), and with the 17B coming in at less than half that, I have no problems. We went through the Central Oregon mountains last summer and the transmission temperature never went above 210. I usually cruise on flat roads at 60, and mileage is around 12-14, depending. I do not use a WDH, but am considering it, since others here with Tacomas speak well of the experience. I had the leaf spring correction done, but no air bags. My only concern is tongue weight, since the Truck Vault weighs about 150 pounds. I try to keep it at 320, which with the Truck Vault is still below vehicle maximum. Anything we carry in the truck bed tends to be fairly light, also.
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