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Old 04-22-2018, 10:25 PM   #1
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Towing a 21 foot

I have a Toyota Tundra 5.7 crewmax v8 that has a built in anti sway bar. Iím wondering if I should go ahead and purchase the load leveler kit with the anti sway anyway. Are there anyone here on this forum currently pulling a 21 with a Toyota Tundra? Thanks, Bob , Iíll be picking it upon September.
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:31 PM   #2
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I have a Toyota Tundra 5.7 crewmax v8 that has a built in anti sway bar. I’m wondering if I should go ahead and purchase the load leveler kit with the anti sway anyway..
I don't understand how a truck could have a "built in anti sway bar". Do you mean that the electronic stability control feature of the truck (which uses the truck's brakes) has a trailer stability control function? That's what Toyota calls "Trailer-Sway Control" (TSC).
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Old 04-22-2018, 11:38 PM   #3
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I don't understand how a truck could have a "built in anti sway bar". Do you mean that the electronic stability control feature of the truck (which uses the truck's brakes) has a trailer stability control function?
Yes, that is what I figured he meant. I would certainly like to have that feature.
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Old 04-23-2018, 12:32 AM   #4
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I towed an Escape 21 from Dallas to Reno to Santa Cruz without any sway control or WDH, using my Tacoma 4x4 4.0V6 6-speed. the vehicle DOES have airbags, which I used to level it out after hitching.

I seriously doubt you need a WDH on a Tundra.
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:50 AM   #5
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We have a Sequoia not a Tundra but close enough. You will be easily able to pull the 21 w/out a WDH
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Old 04-23-2018, 04:42 AM   #6
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Yes, I agree, try towing without to determine the feeling. Sway is minimal with a tandem trailer properly loaded, the issue of rear end and unlevel trailer is more common. Not sure if the truck has springs or coils, but my Ram with coils needed air bags to keep it level.
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I have a Toyota Tundra 5.7 crewmax v8 that has a built in anti sway bar. I’m wondering if I should go ahead and purchase the load leveler kit with the anti sway anyway. Are there anyone here on this forum currently pulling a 21 with a Toyota Tundra? Thanks, Bob , I’ll be picking it upon September.

I tow with our 2015 Tundra 5.7 Crewmax and bought a Husky Centerline TS WDH that we took with us when we picked up the trailer.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00W919GLM/ref=emc_b_5_t

When the WDH is hooked up, it does make the ride better - the pogo effect is greatly reduced when going over bumps and dips and the semi's don't affect the trailer as much when they fly by. The Centerline really cuts any tendency to sway better than other WDH's we have tried. That said, a WDH is not "required" as the trailer is stable behind the Tundra.

Would I buy a WDH again? Yes, as the smoothness that the WDH gives is noticeable and it makes the trips more comfortable.

[edit] If you are going to buy a WDH, make sure to get the electric tongue jack!
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:12 AM   #8
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I have a Toyota Tundra 5.7 crewmax v8 that has a built in anti sway bar. Iím wondering if I should go ahead and purchase the load leveler kit with the anti sway anyway. Are there anyone here on this forum currently pulling a 21 with a Toyota Tundra? Thanks, Bob , Iíll be picking it upon September.
I have a 2016 crew max and 2015 escape 21 and have traveled many miles with them.
Feels much more stable using the distribution hitch, IMO.
Set the tension as outlined in manufacturer instructions and.....pull away.
The electric tongue jack does make the hook/unhook process easier.
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I have a 2016 crew max and 2015 escape 21 and have traveled many miles with them.
Feels much more stable using the distribution hitch, IMO.
Set the tension as outlined in manufacturer instructions and.....pull away.
The electric tongue jack does make the hook/unhook process easier.
I'm towing our 2016 2nd Gen 21 with a 2017 Tundra crew max. I do have the weight distribution bars. I've never towed without, so can't give you a comparison. I can tell ya it tows the trailer beautifully and even with a loaded trailer, it still has plenty of umph to get up those mountain passes. I put probably about 5000 miles on it last year and will be putting lots more than that this year. Last year was the "break-in" period.
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Old 04-23-2018, 03:49 PM   #10
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I have a Toyota Tundra 5.7 crewmax v8 that has a built in anti sway bar. Iím wondering if I should go ahead and purchase the load leveler kit with the anti sway anyway. Are there anyone here on this forum currently pulling a 21 with a Toyota Tundra? Thanks, Bob , Iíll be picking it upon September.
Our 2012 Tundra with the 5.7L engine has done an impressive job towing our Escape 21 with an Anderson hitch for the past two years. We've been on all kinds of roads where sway could be a problem but the truck has remained fully in charge and the trailer has tracked well. We feel no need to add an extra technology to control sway, because there isn't any!
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