Requirements for towing a TAB 320

wooperwooper Posts: 75Member
I'm looking at buying a used [email protected], but know only what I've read and am unclear about a couple of things:
1.  How does the braking system work?  Do I need to install a brake controller?  How does that work?
2.  I'm will be pulling by a 2 wd Honda Pilot rated up to 3500 lbs.  Do I need a transmission cooler?
3.  Anti-sway or not?
I anticipate the longest initial trips will be less than 400 miles each way.  Longer trips later on.

Thanks for any help!!
2017 [email protected] 320S, 2011 2WD Honda Pilot, Coming out of The Woodlands, TX....Mark & Carolyn

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  • Sharon_is_SAMSharon_is_SAM Posts: 4,838Moderator
    edited November 14
    Newer model TaBs have electric brakes, older models have surge brakes.  Electric brakes require a controller.  The controller sends a signal from your TV brakes through the 7 pin harness to your trailer.  Some controllers require a brake wire as part of the 7 pin, others do not.  You have several choices of controllers 1) a controller mounted under your dash of your TV 2) a controller that mounts on your trailer frame and operates via radio frequency.  There are other brake controller options as well.

    Most owners of 320s do not use anti-sway devices.  On our small trailers, an appropriate sized TV, correct cargo loading/tongue weight and slower speeds prevents sway.
    Sharon / 2017 [email protected] CSS / 2015 Toyota Sienna Minivan / Westlake, Ohio
       
                                           
  • source3source3 Posts: 137Member
    To monitor transmission temps buy a ScanGauge II or similar.  Also when highway driving do not go into overdrive if your concerned about transmission temps.  Maintaining a 1:1 gear ratio will help keep temps down (transmission will shift less).
    Andrew P. - KC5ZYF
    [email protected] Outback S Max
    2006 Lexus GX470 (Toyota Land Cruiser 120)
    Durango, CO

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