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Old 11-23-2014, 09:35 AM   #15
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Having a air suspension, are you able to adjust it for a stiffer ride. That was the issue of my last SUV based TV.
Mine does. It is self leveling so you get no sag in the rear no matter what it's hitched to, height adjustable and switching between settings like "comfort" and "sport" makes it go from floating to sharp handling. But for the most part, the "auto" setting always keeps it right.
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:04 AM   #16
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Having a air suspension, are you able to adjust it for a stiffer ride. That was the issue of my last SUV based TV.
When we bought our 05' 4Runner, the load leveling / adjustable suspension was only available on the top of the line Limited. My luck the 06's all 4Runners could get the load leveling / adjustable suspension as an option.

I did get the Sport model model which had the X-Reas suspension which tied each wheels shock to it's opposite corner wheel to help in body lean. It was a great daily driver. The V-8 was so smooth and with the Dunlop tires just rode so good even as I traded it in after 9 years. They gave me $14k for the trade.

Helped ease the price of the new Tundra.
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A few more cents..
1. You should weigh your vehicle with full tank of fuel in order to know exactly how many lBs you have until you reach GVWR.
I would not assume anything otherwise.
2.There are many different TTs in ultralight category, bunkhouse is a very balanced Floorplan, load can be spread equally around the trailer do the hitch weight will increase very little
3. Air suspension will prevent squatting of the rear but will not prevent disbalance of the vehicle and unloading of the front suspension with negative effect on handling and control.
4. Removable Land Rover hitch receiver is just horrible idea, I came across reports of it falling apart when used for RV towing.
5. I strongly suggest contacting Canam Rv before using LR for a North American TT, it is really designed for Europe where hitch weights are low
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While I agree with your point #3, you have to keep in mind that sport suvs have shorter rear overhang than a pickup, so the lever effect on the front end is not as bad. Also most of these tow vehicles have something like 60/40 weight distributions, so the hitch weight may get them closer to 50/50. My Touareg was an extreme case, with the V10 diesel up front.

There is also a huge difference between load leveling rear supplementary airbags and a real self leveling air suspension. A self leveling setup keeps the front end down. I measures my Treg at the fenders loaded, unloaded, hitched, etc. It was always to same. You could get out and watch it reset itself based on the shift from your weight.

I'm not familiar with the LR's hitch, but I have to believe it can handle the trailer in question with no problem.
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:24 PM   #19
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Greetings to everyone who has been contributing to the thread.

I am back to report that we have purchased the 28brs, but instead of the Hensley Arrow, I have set it up with the Anderson hitch.

The trailer came at 6000lbs with all the options, batteries and propane, the tongue weight is 700lbs.

The CAT scale is showing everything with in specs.

I have since towed the trailer for 300km in winter highway conditions, driving along semis through snow storms.

I do feel the trucks pushing me if they pass me, but it's a lot better if I pass them.

All in all I am satisfied with the towing experience.

(I couldn't find the place to upload a picture, maybe I will try again later on the laptop)

Thanks for all the great info posted here, especially TDI, you gave me a lot of confidence in making this purchase.
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Congrats!
Make sure you up the tire pressures to near max in the rear. I ran 50psi in my Continental SportContacts.
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