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Old 07-12-2015, 09:40 PM   #21
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I like overkill, I use one with a Tundra pulling our 19'. Smooths out the ride, puts the headlights where they should be (although the Tundra has a headlight height adjustment switch), smooths out hard stops and just makes the overall ride feel better. I have towed with and without and much prefer the feel with it. Especially on bad roads or in the mountains.
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Old 07-12-2015, 09:57 PM   #22
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I like overkill, I use one with a Tundra pulling our 19'. Smooths out the ride, puts the headlights where they should be (although the Tundra has a headlight height adjustment switch), smooths out hard stops and just makes the overall ride feel better. I have towed with and without and much prefer the feel with it. Especially on bad roads or in the mountains.
Tom I have brothers and I know how you guys tow . Us gals tow pretty conservative . But I guess maybe it would feel good back there . I forgot I have a long bed and Firestone air springs so that could make my truck feel different . Never feel any sway especially when big semi's pass , etc. I just think maybe I would try it out first . Sounds like they are heavy and a pain to set up ? Pat
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Pat, I'm shocked you would think I would be a anything but a conservative driver. LOL

Actually I am a pretty conservative driver but not being retired yet I am usually on a schedule when making trips and do push for long distances sometimes. I keep it under 65 but do find it hard sometimes having a bigger TV. I live in the mountains so do have a lot of curves and hills in most of my travels. The larger TV does makes those long days much easier on me.

The Anderson is much different and easier then previous WDH we have used. We have a female friend that tows a Casita and she started using the Anderson and she loves it. In fact she had a blowout on her TV enroute to last weekends trip and felt the Anderson made a difference.

You never know when you may need that extra margin of safety.
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Pat, I'm shocked you would think I would be a anything but a conservative driver. LOL

Actually I am a pretty conservative driver but not being retired yet I am usually on a schedule when making trips and do push for long distances sometimes. I keep it under 65 but do find it hard sometimes having a bigger TV. I live in the mountains so do have a lot of curves and hills in most of my travels. The larger TV does makes those long days much easier on me.

The Anderson is much different and easier then previous WDH we have used. We have a female friend that tows a Casita and she started using the Anderson and she loves it. In fact she had a blowout on her TV enroute to last weekends trip and felt the Anderson made a difference.

You never know when you may need that extra margin of safety.
Good to know about the Anderson . If I change my tow vehicle out I was thinking of the Tundra too . Not happy with what Ford is up to now so I was looking at the Tundra . We'll see . Take care . Pat
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Old 07-12-2015, 10:51 PM   #25
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Weight distribution hitches aren't overkill if you need to redistribute weight. They can also help level the rig and provide a more solid feel when towing, even if you don't need to redistribute weight. On a 19 with a Taco, I think you'd benefit from one.
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Old 07-12-2015, 11:07 PM   #26
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So I am confused with the weight distribution hitch. Does anyone use it with a Toyota Tacoma? I am wondering if it's overkill or would create a problem if used. Your input is very much appreciated.
We towed a Casita 17 and now an Escape 21 with our Taco, WDH was installed on the used Casita. Pain in the butt. Taco has the Andersen hitch, which is great, ungreasy, and seems to work fine. You will definitely notice the lack of "porpoising" when you go over speed bumps, rough roads, etc using a WDH compared to not having one.
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Reace recommended the Andersen, "to prevent galloping" as he put it. My main concern is cross winds. Loren
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Reace recommended the Andersen, "to prevent galloping" as he put it. My main concern is cross winds. Loren
Andersen has the anti-sway function built in by design. No separate anti-sway bar needed.
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Old 07-13-2015, 10:42 AM   #29
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Wow, good information, thanks! That would be a big money-saver! Why do people get the Equalizer or the Andersen?
People get an Anderson hitch or an equalizer hitch if they are towing with an SUV or a small wheel based vehicle. You might need one if you are towing with something without enough weight to counter the weight of the trailer--the tail wagging the dog effect.
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Andersen has the anti-sway function built in by design. No separate anti-sway bar needed.
So does the Equal-izer
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