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Twistedlarch

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Posted: 10/23/19 06:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ifd22 wrote:

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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Twistedlarch wrote:

ifd22 wrote:

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.


Do you have a link or picture?


Andersen hitch


This is the one I had with my last TT. It worked as well as the Equilizer hitch I had prior without the weight and mess. I towed a 8000 TT behind a Tundra, then a Dodge Ram 2500.


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I am experimenting going without a WDH with the new Silverado 1500 and my 5200 pound wet and loaded TT. So far all is well. However, I did add air bags to level the TV and TT...needed about an inch and a half lift.

“If you are under the "weight carrying" tongue weight rating on your hitch receiver,”

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I towed a 4000# 22' TT with a 3/4T and never needed WDH until some stupid tire dealer snuck LR D's on my truck. Your Tacoma probably has a hihger tow rating than that old truck did (7500#).
So I would give it a try and if it is the least bit squirly or you feel any sway, then yo ucan go with the WDH.


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Posted: 10/23/19 06:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

ifd22 wrote:

Twistedlarch wrote:

ifd22 wrote:

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.


Do you have a link or picture?


Andersen hitch


This is the one I had with my last TT. It worked as well as the Equilizer hitch I had prior without the weight and mess. I towed a 8000 TT behind a Tundra, then a Dodge Ram 2500.


Good choice for your set-up! I approve!

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Posted: 10/23/19 06:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's not needed. It's for added safety and peace of mind.

Think all those weight, pulling, bouncing and swinging is resting on that single steel ball.

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Posted: 10/23/19 07:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A WD hitch makes for a more comfortable ride and a safer ride. WD stands for weight distribution not so much sway control unless you purchase a WD hitch with sway control built in. It transfers weight from the rear axle to the steering axle giving you more control and a safer ride.

If you have a white-knuckle experience it will change your mind about going without it.

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Brian, here is my 2 pennies worth of input. I had a 21ft Hybrid trailer about 15 years ago and pulled it with my Toyota 4Runner with the V8 option. Great combination but because I had the 4Runner with a short wheelbase, I got an Equalizer hitch with the 600lb tongue rating. This performed well for me and I never had any issues. I got an '08 Tundra and used the same hitch. I moved up to a heavier trailer and now have a '17 Tundra and a bigger Equalizer, the 1000lb model.

I have towed well over 50K miles with these trailers and really believe in a good WD hitch with built in sway control. Had my original setup in some very strong winds in the flats and never had an issue. The way I figure it is, EVERYONE needs some kind of sway control. A good equalizing hitch will keep things level and weight back on the steer axle. If you go with a WD hitch you really should consider one that has built in sway capabilities.

Minimally, you do need some kind of sway control. The hitch you posted allows you to add a sway bar. I would consider this as the minimal requirement. Get some kind of sway, for sure.

There are many good options for you. Some have already mentioned the Anderson, some like Blue OX, and I like the Equalizer but then, that is the only hitch I have ever used.

You are wise to ask the questions. You will get lots of ideas. You are going to love the Tundra. Towing will be so much more enjoyable than with the smaller version


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I'd still go for a WD hitch.

I use one, towing my 18' travel trailer with a 3500HD dually, and also towing a 12' cargo trailer with the same truck.


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Posted: 10/23/19 08:23pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

With my one ton dually CC diesel, I can tell if the hitch is one hole out of adjustment.
Your stated wieghts will go up a lot when loaded.
750# TW would not suprise me at all.

You already have a WD hitch. It WILL tow better with it than without. Use what you already have. It's paid for. Let it do it's job.



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