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Lwiddis

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What's your tongue weight? Near 13-15%? Correcting that could stop sway.


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Another factor is TV wheelbase. For instance the difference between towing with my 2015 Tahoe with a wheelbase of 120.9 inches vs. the Silverado's 147.4. is great.

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Your hitch weight seems low for a 2700# HTT; I'd expect it to be 350+ pounds. I had a Jayco X17C HTT and used an E2 hitch from Fastway - very pleased with it. Offers WD as well as some amount of sway control. An E4 is better but more $$$. Never have cared for add-on friction sway bars.


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Your hitch weight seems low for a 2700# HTT; I'd expect it to be 350+ pounds. I had a Jayco X17C HTT and used an E2 hitch from Fastway - very pleased with it. Offers WD as well as some amount of sway control. An E4 is better but more $$$. Never have cared for add-on friction sway bars.


Thank you for your advice. E2 is where I am headed. I wonder how I can figure out how much weight I have on the hitch with the E2. Any ideas?

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penguin149 wrote:

Your hitch weight seems low for a 2700# HTT; I'd expect it to be 350+ pounds. I had a Jayco X17C HTT and used an E2 hitch from Fastway - very pleased with it. Offers WD as well as some amount of sway control. An E4 is better but more $$$. Never have cared for add-on friction sway bars.


Right wheel base is key.

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Lwiddis wrote:

What's your tongue weight? Near 13-15%? Correcting that could stop sway.


Thanks for the idea. If I use your formula if using the GVWR at 3850 that would be around 400 lb.
If I use the dry hitch weight plus 100 lbs 2700 that comes to 350 lb

How do I figure out how much is on the tongue?

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AdirondackerSouth wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

What's your tongue weight? Near 13-15%? Correcting that could stop sway.


Thanks for the idea. If I use your formula if using the GVWR at 3850 that would be around 400 lb.
If I use the dry hitch weight plus 100 lbs 2700 that comes to 350 lb

How do I figure out how much is on the tongue?


Take the combo to the scales, buy a Sherline tongue scale or use 13% of the trailer's GVWR for a ballpark loaded tongue weight.


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bikendan wrote:

AdirondackerSouth wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

What's your tongue weight? Near 13-15%? Correcting that could stop sway.


Thanks for the idea. If I use your formula if using the GVWR at 3850 that would be around 400 lb.
If I use the dry hitch weight plus 100 lbs 2700 that comes to 350 lb

How do I figure out how much is on the tongue?


Take the combo to the scales, buy a Sherline tongue scale or use 13% of the trailer's GVWR for a ballpark loaded tongue weight.


Great idea.
Let me ask you, if the rear of the 4Runner is factory equipped with springs and struts, wouldn't the weight on the tongue be too much with a WDH? I am unsure.
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AdirondackerSouth wrote:

bikendan wrote:

AdirondackerSouth wrote:

Lwiddis wrote:

What's your tongue weight? Near 13-15%? Correcting that could stop sway.


Thanks for the idea. If I use your formula if using the GVWR at 3850 that would be around 400 lb.
If I use the dry hitch weight plus 100 lbs 2700 that comes to 350 lb

How do I figure out how much is on the tongue?


Take the combo to the scales, buy a Sherline tongue scale or use 13% of the trailer's GVWR for a ballpark loaded tongue weight.


Great idea.
Let me ask you, if the rear of the 4Runner is factory equipped with springs and struts, wouldn't the weight on the tongue be too much with a WDH? I am unsure.
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What do you mean by struts. McPherson struts?
Is your 4runner ladder framed or unibody?

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