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Twistedlarch

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Posted: 10/23/19 05:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi all, I just upgraded from a Tacoma to a Tundra. My 21' TT weighs in at 3,725 lbs with a tongue weight of 410 lbs. It squatted my Tacoma pretty good but doesn't seem to phase the Tundra much.

My question is...Do I still need to use the weight distribution hitch?

I found a standard stinger that will also support the anti-sway system and the Tundra has the integrated brake controller with anti-sway built in, will this work or should I still use the WDH?


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Posted: 10/23/19 05:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The purpose of a WDH is to distribute some of the hitch weight to the front wheels of the truck and is not for leveling the truck. It is a bit safer to use the WDH. The anti-sway in the truck will do nothing to prevent a trailer from swaying.





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Posted: 10/23/19 05:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Twistedlarch wrote:

Hi all, I just upgraded from a Tacoma to a Tundra. My 21' TT weighs in at 3,725 lbs with a tongue weight of 410 lbs. It squatted my Tacoma pretty good but doesn't seem to phase the Tundra much.

My question is...Do I still need to use the weight distribution hitch?

I found a standard stinger that will also support the anti-sway system and the Tundra has the integrated brake controller with anti-sway built in, will this work or should I still use the WDH?


Thanks!
Brian
Are those actual scaled weights loaded for a trip that you had done? Or the advertised brochure weights?


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Huntindog wrote:

Twistedlarch wrote:

Hi all, I just upgraded from a Tacoma to a Tundra. My 21' TT weighs in at 3,725 lbs with a tongue weight of 410 lbs. It squatted my Tacoma pretty good but doesn't seem to phase the Tundra much.

My question is...Do I still need to use the weight distribution hitch?

I found a standard stinger that will also support the anti-sway system and the Tundra has the integrated brake controller with anti-sway built in, will this work or should I still use the WDH?


Thanks!
Brian
Are those actual scaled weights loaded for a trip that you had done? Or the advertised brochure weights?


Those are the advertised weights. The scaled weight connected to the truck is 3343 and just a hair over 3,800 disconnected. For our big trip next Summer I imagine these weights will go up some.

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Posted: 10/23/19 05:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know. But if you think of it like this, you might draw a different conclusion:

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If you are under the "weight carrying" tongue weight rating on your hitch receiver, I'd skip it on your setup. But it probably requires WD over 500 pounds, and I suspect you actual tongue weight is above that.


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Posted: 10/23/19 05:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The hitch is for the trailer, not the truck. takes the sway out.


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Posted: 10/23/19 06:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For 500lbs if tongue weight I would NOT use WD.


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I guess my question is, will one of these devices work for me or should I stick with the WDH?

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I would look at getting a Andersen hitch. With a small trailer like you have it would work perfectly. Very light, no grease, no noise.


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