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Old 08-14-2014, 08:32 AM   #21
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I tow our X17A with our Rav4. It is very capable and very stable. Some things I have done. Rear springs swapped out for the 7 passenger springs (from when we had the popup), Long Trail BFG tires, OEM receiver (16 mounting points VS. 4 with aftermarket,very important IMO), External Trans cooler, Prodigy P3 controller and a Progressive industries E4 6k hitch. I also run Premium fuel when towing. It does make a difference. Make sure to tow in 4th ALWAYS.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:16 AM   #22
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I typically keep my anti sway installed at all times but I do loosen it if there is no wind. The reason is I believe it can be damaged when turning tight or especially backing up. When it is set tight I get out and loosen it when I pull into my site.
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Old 08-14-2014, 11:26 AM   #23
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Hello all,
I'm new to this forum. I just purchased a Jayco flight swift 154bh travel trailer that I'm going to tow with my RAV4 V6, with tow prep package. If you were to give me top 5 advices when camping or towing what would it be?

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Old 08-15-2014, 03:50 PM   #24
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LOL....Great Feedback! nbhybrid, Is your RAV4 V6, with two prep package also? You mention to drive in 4th when towing always?
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:16 PM   #25
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Yes it has the prep pkg. All V6 ravs sold in Canada had the prep pkg but the "trans cooler" is integrated and useless IMO.

Never drive in overdrive. Transmission will build up too much heat hunting for gears
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:03 PM   #26
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Drove to a campsite about 2hrs away in "D" overdrive. But from now on I will be definitely driving in 4th. Thank you for letting me know!!
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:32 PM   #27
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So I just put the transmission in 4-D when I drive?

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Old 08-17-2014, 03:54 PM   #28
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So I just put the transmission in 4-D when I drive?

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/album.php?albumid=551

then pull the shifter to the left to get into 4th
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Old 08-17-2014, 03:56 PM   #29
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then pull the shifter to the left to get into 4th

Never did that before. Thank god for this forum
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Old 08-17-2014, 04:04 PM   #30
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Best way to tow. Unnoticeable fuel economy difference and a ton easier on the transmission not having to lock in and out.
Another thing I always do after a long tow on the road is when I stop for gas,food or arrive at the CG I leave the engine running for a bit instead of shutting it off. Cools the tranny down faster
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