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Old 08-18-2016, 02:16 PM   #1
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2011 Tundra and a WD hitch

Another question. I have a 2011 Tundra with 4wd and will be towing the Escape 21 with it. Do you think I need a weight distribution hitch?

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Old 08-18-2016, 02:38 PM   #2
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I did not use a w/d with my Ram towing within the state but on longer trips it felt better to have one.
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:29 PM   #3
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I'll just turn it around: why do you think you might need a weight-distributing hitch? If you understand that, you know what to check to see if a two-ton trailer needs one behind this truck. The answer could go either way, but whatever the answer it will be right for you, rather than simply copying the preference of someone else (who has their own reasons).

Also, if the title can still be edited, it should be "WD", not "HD"... when I saw the title it looked like someone was considering some sort of heavy-duty hitch receiver.
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:41 PM   #4
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Oops, think it's too late to edit. Just a brain Freeze there. I didn't need a WDH with my Casita but just looking for some input and experiences with a similar setup.
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Old 08-18-2016, 03:44 PM   #5
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I didn't need a WDH with my Casita but just looking for some input and experiences with a similar setup.
That makes sense. What was the tongue weight of the Casita? You can compare with the expected tongue weight of the Escape 21'.

A moderator can fix the title for clarity... and if someone does that, "20011Tundra" was of course supposed to be "2011 Tundra". I didn't know if it was 2001 or 2011 from the title (but the first post clarifies that).
Update: Someone has fixed the title - thanks
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:58 PM   #6
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Yes, I'll compare. The Casita had a tongue weight of 365 lbs
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Besides transferring some weight from your rear axle to the front, a WDH reduces the TV and trailer porpoising over bumps. I think it is a safer tow. Our headlights are also not pointing skyward when loaded up.
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Besides transferring some weight from your rear axle to the front, a WDH reduces the TV and trailer porpoising over bumps. I think it is a safer tow. Our headlights are also not pointing skyward when loaded up.
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Are you towing with a 2011 Tundra 4wd ?
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No, a 2005 Tundra Acess cab, 4WD. It has the same payload capacity of any of the newer Tundras, Ford F150s, etc. (Almost 1500 lbs)


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