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Old 11-06-2013, 11:03 PM   #31
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First night in my new 21! More about it tomorrow. But backing is apparently like riding a bike. Once you learn you don't forget. It's been over 20 years since I last towed a (horse) trailer but I got this, solo, into it's space at the campground without a problem.

And it was towed by my highlander without any worries.
Can't wait to hear (and see) more! Congratulations!
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Old 11-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #32
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Thanks for all the constructive replies.

Not sure how the negative stuff happened (no disrespect was intended), but it sure took all the fun out.

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Old 11-09-2013, 04:17 PM   #33
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Towing 19 foot with Tacoma 6 cyl?

Has anyone out there have any experience towing the 19ft with a 6 Cyl Tacoma?
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Old 11-09-2013, 04:52 PM   #34
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Thanks for all the constructive replies.

Not sure how the negative stuff happened (no disrespect was intended), but it sure took all the fun out.

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Hi: busyb... It all depends on whether you "Tow the line" or "Toe the line". Alf
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Old 11-09-2013, 05:45 PM   #35
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Has anyone out there have any experience towing the 19ft with a 6 Cyl Tacoma?
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Hey,

I tow with a 2011 Tacoma 6Cyl AT I did put in air bags for the rear even though I had the TSB Springs installed the truck felt like it was hitting bump stops with about 500lbs in it. So before I towed the 19' Escape with it I installed them. Check out tacomaworld.com towing bible specifically geared toward towing with the Tacoma. You can search my first trip out with it if you search my name.

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Old 11-10-2013, 07:56 PM   #36
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Did u or using a weight distribution hitch?
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Old 11-10-2013, 08:27 PM   #37
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Cypherian uses a Andersen w/d anti-sway hitch setup. I know because he purchased my Escape and hitch from me earlier this year.
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:03 AM   #38
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I tow with a 2013 Tacoma 4wd with tow pkg, v6. Had escape install an Andersen hitch when we picked up our 19 last summer. The trailer has a/c, dual 6 volt batteries and insulation pkg. very typical build. The truck with the hitch has handled everything just fine and I'm very satisfied with it. I'm new to towing and have not had any "moments" while towing. Everything seems very secure and the truck has plenty of power. Escape did a great job installing the hitch and making sure I understood how to use it.

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:05 AM   #39
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Ours is "only" at 17B, but the Tacoma is more than enough for us. I love how the WDH makes the ride so much better - I've tried it without and it does make a big difference. Ours has original springs, but with the WDH (non-Anderson) installed by Reace I have never noticed any bottoming.
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Old 11-11-2013, 10:32 AM   #40
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We tow our 2013 19'er with a 2002 Toyota Tacoma V6 Quad Cab 4wd. We have the factory tow package and had the wiring harness replaced when we had the electric brake controller added.

We added rear airbags after our first trip out to get the rear end of the Toyota stiffer. No WD hitch and I don't see any need to add one. The trailer follows along like it was meant to be there when being towed.

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