17a vs 17b or 19? - Page 3 - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Me | General Topics > Shopping Escape
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 10-17-2015, 09:06 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brian B-P View Post
Perhaps interesting, but the hitch class does not determine the use of WDH. WD systems are only available in 2" and larger, so you can't find one to use with a 1.25" receiver; however, not all 2" receivers are suitable for WD use, even if they are rated Class 3. Class 3 - as defined by SAE J684 and the very old VESC V-5 standard - simply means a trailer weight capacity over 3500 pounds and up to 5000 pounds.
I'm still trying to follow your statement above. What I said is, that on my Toyota RAV4 V6, the Toyota factory hitch receiver would have been a Class II, which is not suitable for a WDH.
I gather that for WDH one would need a Class III at least. So I had the dealer install a Class III, which is suitable for WDH.
The key to my stipulation to the dealer was that it be suitable for WDH.
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 09:30 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: n/a, Texas
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 220
The hitch is suitable, but the vehicle might not be. You can bolt a class III to anything.
__________________

Viajante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 09:31 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Greg A's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Trailer: 2015 Escape 19 "Seventy Degrees"
Posts: 2,150
Greg A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 10:31 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Trailer: 1979 Boler B1700
Posts: 9,052
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
I'm still trying to follow your statement above. What I said is, that on my Toyota RAV4 V6, the Toyota factory hitch receiver would have been a Class II, which is not suitable for a WDH.
I gather that for WDH one would need a Class III at least. So I had the dealer install a Class III, which is suitable for WDH.
You were asking what class of hitch a vehicle has, and I was just explaining why that doesn't tell you if it is suitable for WDH or not (which was the subject that the thread had wandered to).

Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
The key to my stipulation to the dealer was that it be suitable for WDH.
That makes sense.
Brian B-P is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-17-2015, 10:33 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,729
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 04:34 PM   #26
Member
 
erikcampbell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Whittier, California
Trailer: 2015 19" -Are we there yet?-
Posts: 62
I emailed Toyota about using a WDH on a 2015 4Runner. I will let you know what they say when they get back to me.
erikcampbell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 04:48 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
Iowa Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Eastern Iowa, Iowa
Trailer: 2013 Escape 21 pulled by a 2010 Highlander Anderson hitch,
Posts: 2,382
We're pulling our 19 with a
V-6 Highlander with no problem. My Curt hitch has seven bolts tieing it
to the undercarriage of the Highlander. I use the ETI provided standard WDH with the standard stinger. Works good. No sway, no porpoising, tows level. Most important, get your rig set up right, check the bolts regularly, check tires
and pressures regularly, follow the same hookup routine every time, hit the road.
Dave
Iowa Dave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 05:27 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,729
Quote:
Originally Posted by erikcampbell View Post
I emailed Toyota about using a WDH on a 2015 4Runner. I will let you know what they say when they get back to me.
Good luck with that. Took me six years of pestering them and the dealer to get an answer to my question.
__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 06:13 PM   #29
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia
Trailer: 2008 Escape 17b
Posts: 1,874
Quote:
Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
Good luck with that. Took me six years of pestering them and the dealer to get an answer to my question.
Well...don't make us wait...what did they say?
J Mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2015, 06:17 PM   #30
Senior Member
 
gbaglo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B - "Toad". '08 Toyota RAV4 V6
Posts: 10,729
Posted several times now:

RAV4 and WDH -The Answer
Finally, after some six years I got to speak to somebody at Toyota Canada and they explained why Toyota does not recommend a weight distribution hitch.
He said, it is because they do not have a manufacturing partnership with a WDH supplier and so they cannot offer any guarantee or take any responsibility. If they did, the manuals for the RAV and from the hitch maker would contain instructions and information for its set-up and use.
Simple as that. They are not saying you can't use one, just that they can't recommend that you do.
__________________

__________________
2009 Escape 17B "Toad"
2008 Toyota RAV4 V6 Sport
North Vancouver, British Columbia

What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
gbaglo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.