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Old 10-22-2017, 02:58 PM   #1
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Mid Size SUV Owners - WDH Suggestions

Hi. I am new to this forum. This is my first question of what I am sure will be many as we have a 21 on order. I was hoping to get opinions from mid size SUV owners (Highlander, Santa Fe, or any other with 5000 lbs tow capacity). What Weight Distribution Hitch do you use/recommend? I know the full size truck owners could have good advice for me too, but I tend to think that full size trucks are a different animal when it comes to towing. The ones I am currently considering are the Pro Series, the E2, and the Andersen. I would appreciate any advice or suggestion. Thank you.
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Old 10-22-2017, 03:15 PM   #2
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We have the Anderson for our 2013 Escape 21 towed by the indefatigable 2012 Toyota Highlander. Works well, tows level, more times I hook it up the easier it gets. I have a Power front jack which came with the trailer when we purchased it used this past summer. Makes for less cranking. On the previous Escape a 2010 19 that weighed in at 3680 lbs. we had the Pro Series. It worked very well also. In both cases our tongue weight was between 400 and 450 Lbs according to the Sherline scale. The Anderson is lighter than the pro series. Both work well.
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:03 PM   #3
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We had the ProSeries on our 17B and it worked well, now we have the E2 on the 21 and it also works great. With the lack of any hint of sway, i think the ProSeries would have been fine on the 21 also. Either was quite easy to hook up for us. And to echo Dave, the Highlander, especially the new '17 is a great tow vehicle for us.
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Old 10-22-2017, 04:57 PM   #4
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Standard Pro Series works great towing my 19 with an FJ Cruiser, rated 5000 lbs.
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:22 PM   #5
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We tow our 21 with a 2015 Explorer and a 5000# rating. We originally got the Pro Series with Anti-Sway bar, but have since stopped using the Anti-Sway bar. We notice no difference with or without. The Pro Series works great and is easy to use. I added a power jack a couple of months ago, and it makes the process very easy.
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Old 10-22-2017, 06:25 PM   #6
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IMHO if you want to use a WDH you better get a power tongue jack unless you want some serious arm workouts.
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Power Jack

You’re right about the power jack. It simplifies things when you need to tighten the threads on the Anderson. I keep my wings in shape doing 12 ounce curls.
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No power jack for us and don't feel any need for one...
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with a WDH: get the power jack. no question.
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