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Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 5,500 Pound Travel Trailer and 2007 Toyota Tundra

Question:

HI, Looked through the QandA but our situation seems to sit right on the line between 400-800lbs tongue weight and 800-1200lbs. The camper has GVWR of 5500lbs, so 10-15 would be 550lbs-825lbs. Which system do you recommend? We tow with a 2007 Toyota Tundra Crewmax, 5.8L. Thanks!

asked by: Esther D


Expert Reply:

Since you have provided so much information, that will help me determine the best weight distribution system for you. I recommend going with a system that is rated for 600 to 1,200 pounds like Strait-Line Weight Distribution System, # RP66084 .

The reason is that the 600 to 1,200 pounds covers all but 50 pounds of the potential tongue weight of the trailer, and it is better to have a system that is slightly larger than something that is too small. But if you never get close to that 825 pounds, the smaller system would work fine.

The RP66084 comes with dual-cam sway control which is a pro-active system that stops trailer sway before it starts. It also comes with the shank so you would just need a properly sized ball like # 19286 . I have included a link to the installation details for you to view. I have also included a link to our weight distribution and sway control FAQ for you.

expert reply by: Michael H




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


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

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RP66084

Retail: $1,001.77

Price:  $541.40

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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Strait-Line Weight Distribution with Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW


Strait-Line Weight Distribution with Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 800 lbs TW

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RP66073

Retail: $842.96

Price:  $479.80

Product Summary:

WD With Sway Control
Prevents Sway
500 lbs
600 lbs
700 lbs
Up to 10000 lbs GTW
Shank Not Included

Product Specs:

Fits 2 Inch Hitch
Fits 2-1/2 Inch Hitch
Electric Brake Compatible
Allows Backing Up


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