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Old 03-31-2010, 08:36 PM   #11
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If you install the lift kit, make sure you are aware that this will dramatically change your center of gravity and will most likely affect sway, and you will need to change your hitch height on the TV
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Old 04-01-2010, 01:08 AM   #12
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Thank's Logan

p.s. tow vehicle is a trd tacoma double cab
you're really going to pull a 30 1/2 foot trailer with a Tacoma? doesn't that have a v-6 engine.
that trailer is going to weigh at least 5,000lbs. from the factory before you add propane, water, battery and cargo.

you better have a really good WDH with sway control.
IMHO, i wouldn't tow a 30+' trailer with anything less than a 3/4 ton truck.
i don't think you'll be pulling that trailer with it very long.
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Old 04-01-2010, 11:24 AM   #13
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Hello again, thanks for the response guys. Yes the tacoma is a V-6 but according to her specifications she's within her capacity. The truck weighs 4145lbs (curb weight i believe)and the sv-291's dry weight is 4962lbs. The tacoma's GCVW is 11,100lbs so we should be ok.

Our favorite camping area is only 1.5hrs away and we don't take fresh water with us. The WDH is a pro-series hitch 10,000lb capacity and the torsion bars are rated at 550lbs, accompanied with a sway controller. I don't go looking for speed records and i always adjust my brake controller a little bit ahead of my tow vehicle.

I appreciate the comments. great forum here!

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Old 04-01-2010, 08:10 PM   #14
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Logan,
I was going to put the lift kit on my 291 but decided not too because the TT tows great in its low profile configuration. Sure, the dump valves are a pain when emptying the tanks but in mho it is worth the hassle of lifting the hose and kind of slucing the water and waste out. After the first couple of trips tighten all water supply connections. Expansion and contraction makes them work loose. Enjoy.
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By the way..the Z71 with a 5.3 and 3.73 gear towes great at 60 mph. Pulling 2,200 rpm and no strain. Actually have to not make it pull in overdrive in order save that wussy overdrive gear. Put it in tow/haul and drive away.
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Old 04-02-2010, 07:55 AM   #16
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Thank's Bill for the ! for some reason there doesn't seem to be many people that tow with a tacoma. If she's designed to take it, then why not go for it ?

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Is anyone having trouble with leaks in their slide-out ?
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:19 PM   #18
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Yes. My 291 slide out had leaks, but they were very easy to fix. All of them were due to manufacturing defects. "Whoops, someone forgot to tighten the fittings" What are your issues? Where is the water? I discovered mine when there was water on the galley floor coming out of the cabinet.
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Yes. My 291 slide out had leaks, but they were very easy to fix. All of them were due to manufacturing defects. "Whoops, someone forgot to tighten the fittings" What are your issues? Where is the water? I discovered mine when there was water on the galley floor coming out of the cabinet.
Same here... water on the galley shelf run onto the floor.

Leaks in kitchen sink hoses, bathroom sink hoses, and apparently water comes in through the slide when driving in the rain.

But all have been minor to fix. I learned long ago that with an RV comes a need to master "cheap, mobile home repair." LOL
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I always keep in mind that the roof assembly has moving parts, unlike a house. Leaks happen.
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