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Robert Tampion



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:12 pm    Post subject: Weight Distribution Hitch Reply with quote

Appreciate any comments on whether a WDH system for use on a LC 200 series(2013) is a must have for safe /effective towing. Will be towing a 17ft Bushtracker
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At 17' you are in the marginal category...

If you have a stock suspension, woeful and mushy so they can sell unloaded Landcruisers to the city, then maybe yes...

If you have an upgraded suspension on the 200 Series, then probably no it is not necessary... Larger vans yes, but 17' no probably not.

Go to the Owners Section and have a read what it does for you, in the Category
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robert, when I discussed this with my Toyota dealer a few years ago when buying my LC200, he pointed me to owner's manual, where Toyota recommends use of a WDH.

I guess warranty is no longer an issue for you.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2005 F250 owners manual also states if the 4.5 tonne Tow Pack is used, then WD Bars must be used otherwise warranty will be refused.
I have a feeling it may not have much to do about towing, but more about damage to chassis rails or brakes failing etc.
WD Bars take weight off the back axle and distributes it onto the front axle also to level up the tow vehicle.
I've always used my bars for that very reason it states in the manual.
Although over 16 years, I've had the Instant Engineers (Who buy an F250) telling me I'm wasting my time using those bars. They are just not needed!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all, just tacking on to the back of this thread, what's the consensus with wdh and causeways, floodways etc? I gather you don't want to go through much of a dip with them on or you can break things, any opinions about what's ok and what isn't?

Much appreciated to all!
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