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Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2007 Toyota Tundra Towing a 6,500 Pound Trailer

Question:

I am towing a vehicle on a flat-deck trailer. The combined weight is 6500 pounds. My tow vehicle is a 07 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Double Cab with the 5.7 V8. I run a current tongue weight of about 700-750 pounds. Should I get 1000 or 1200 pound bars?

asked by: Mike W


Expert Reply:

When choosing a weight distribution system, you will need one that has a tongue weight capacity range that encompasses the trailer tongue weight, loaded and ready to tow. For a 700 to 750 pound tongue weight, I recommend a system with a range of 600 to 1,200 pounds.

With this flat bed trailer loaded with a vehicle, I recommend a system that has sway control. The best sway control systems are dual-cam systems. The dual-cam systems are pro-active systems that stop trailer sway before it starts.

Take a look at the Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, # RP66088. This system has a tongue weight capacity range of 600 to 1,200 pounds, a gross trailer weight capacity of 12,000 pounds, and includes dual-cam sway control and the required adjustable shank. All you would need is a properly sized ball like # 19286 (2-5/16 inch diameter) or # A-90 (2 inch diameter).

I have included a link to the installation details along with a link to our FAQ article on weight distribution and sway control for reference.

expert reply by: Michael H




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Products Referenced in This Question

Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter and Medium Shank, 12,000 lbs GTW - Chrome


Hitch Ball with 2-5/16" Diameter and Medium Shank, 12,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

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75 reviews

19286

Retail: $17.13

Price:  $9.99

Product Summary:

Hitch Ball
Standard Ball
12000 lbs GTW
Class IV
Chrome

Product Specs:

2-3/4 Inch Shank Length
2-5/16 Inch Diameter Ball
1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank


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Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Medium Shank, 10,000 lbs GTW - Chrome


Hitch Ball with 2" Diameter and Medium Shank, 10,000 lbs GTW - Chrome

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109 reviews

A-90

Retail: $18.20

Price:  $11.99

Product Summary:

Hitch Ball
Standard Ball
10000 lbs GTW
Class IV
Chrome

Product Specs:

2-5/8 Inch Shank Length
2 Inch Diameter Ball
1-1/4 Inch Diameter Shank


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Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Round Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW


Strait-Line Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Round Bar - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

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33 reviews

RP66088

Retail: $929.22

Price:  $579.95

Product Summary:

WD With Sway Control
Prevents Sway
700 lbs
800 lbs
900 lbs
1000 lbs
1100 lbs
Up to 12000 lbs GTW
Includes Shank

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Electric Brake Compatible
Allows Backing Up


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Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW


Reese SC Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion - 12,000 lbs GTW, 1,200 lbs TW

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22 reviews

RP66155

Retail: $778.79

Price:  $519.95

Product Summary:

WD With Sway Control
Reduces Sway
700 lbs
800 lbs
900 lbs
1000 lbs
1100 lbs
Up to 12000 lbs GTW
Includes Shank

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Electric Brake Compatible
Surge Brake Compatible
Allows Backing Up


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