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Old 10-19-2015, 06:31 PM   #31
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You can tell you are getting old, when you repeat yourself so many times.
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:23 AM   #32
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:40 AM   #33
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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.
No doubt someone else will get a different answer from them. The above makes sense.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:01 AM   #34
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You can tell you are getting old, when you repeat yourself so many times.
Not, exactly. A true sign of aging is not remembering that you have already said something.

A true sign of aging is not remembering that you have already said something.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:14 AM   #35
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Interesting that my 2008 Tacoma manual says Toyota recommends using a WDH.

(and I too am now repeating myself ....)
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:21 AM   #36
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And my 2015 Highlander manual says that trailers weighing 5000 lbs or less do not need a WDH. I have always thought that is kind of strange, because it seemed to me that tongue weight would also figure into the equation. But on the other hand, I am not an engineer.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:26 AM   #37
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Leon, I often wonder how much of what in the manual actually comes from engineers and how much from lawyers?
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:43 AM   #38
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Leon, I often wonder how much of what in the manual actually comes from engineers and how much from lawyers?
I have a hunch that some of it also comes from marketing.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:15 PM   #39
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Toyota has no problem with WDH on new 4runners

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Good luck with that. Took me six years of pestering them and the dealer to get an answer to my question.
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Old 10-21-2015, 06:18 PM   #40
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Excellent. Things appear to be picking up.
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