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Old 04-26-2018, 06:56 PM   #1
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Tundra Towing Question

Is there anyone on the forum who tows with a 2017 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 4X4, 5.7.

If so, would love to ask a few questions about the 3 equalizer hitch options as we are working on build sheet.

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Old 04-26-2018, 07:20 PM   #2
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For that TV and any Escape you don't need one any nore than I do with a Yukon. Never a sway issue with over 40K miles towing. We do use one (Pro Series) on long drives and/or windy conditions for a bit smoother ride. If we left home without it no big deal though. So personally I wouldnt spend $600 on the most expensive one they sell; already did that once when ETI was selling Andersen.

BTW, when we had a lot of issues with the Andersen the mfg. refunded us the MSRP of the hitch, which was a stand up thing to do IMO.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:39 PM   #3
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We have a 2017 Tundra double cab 5.7 Limited with super springs added to the rear end. We tow a 21 with a regular hitch and an anti-sway bar. We have towed about 9,000 miles, so far we have not found a need for an equalizing hitch.
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We towed our 19' with a 2004 Toyota Tundra (w/tow package) and used the Andersen setup. We were very happy with it. Now we will be towing a 21' with a 2018 Tundra and, after much discussion and research, decided to go with the E2by FastWay. Yes, it may be overkill; however, it will make us feel better. (BTW, when towing our 19' we went through some monstrous winds at times and were very glad we had the setup we did ... )
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Old 04-27-2018, 07:53 PM   #5
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What is the difference between the E2 Fastway $625 and the Pro Series Equalizer Hitch with Sway Control for $475?

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Was wondering what was the deciding factor to get the super springs and does it affect the ride when not towing?

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I have Pro Series without the sway control ( $350 ) and it does everything I need a WDH to do. I experience no sway with a properly loaded trailer.
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Was wondering what was the deciding factor to get the super springs and does it affect the ride when not towing?

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We carry a generator above the propane tanks and have a truck bed cap, so have a a lot of weight on the rear end of the truck. The super springs eliminate any rear end sag. I don't notice any affect such as a rough ride when not towing.

We had sumo springs on our 4Runner when towing our Casita FD17 with a generator. I liked the feel of our 4Runner when towing, but they made the 4Runner ride roughly when we were not towing.
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We carry a generator above the propane tanks and have a truck bed cap, so have a a lot of weight on the rear end of the truck. The super springs eliminate any rear end sag. I don't notice any affect such as a rough ride when not towing.

We had sumo springs on our 4Runner when towing our Casita FD17 with a generator. I liked the feel of our 4Runner when towing, but they made the 4Runner ride roughly when we were not towing.
RichardR-did you get high lift axle? Sounds like we have same tow vehicle and was wondering what type of gas mileage we can expect in tow mode?

Thanks for everyone's helpful answers!!

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We carry a generator above the propane tanks and have a truck bed cap, so have a a lot of weight on the rear end of the truck. The super springs eliminate any rear end sag. I don't notice any affect such as a rough ride when not towing.

We had sumo springs on our 4Runner when towing our Casita FD17 with a generator. I liked the feel of our 4Runner when towing, but they made the 4Runner ride roughly when we were not towing.
Richard what are you using to carry your generator above the propane tanks ? Any pictures ? Pat
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