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  • Best Weight Distribution System for a 2019 Toyota Highlander
  • For towing your trailer with you 2019 Toyota Highlander you're going to want the Fastway e2 Weight Distribution w/ 2-Point Sway Control item # FA94-00-0600. You want to select a weight distribution system based off of tongue weight which is typically 10% -15% of your trailer's total weight. Your trailer will have a maximum tongue weight between 350 lbs to and 525 lbs depending on how it is loaded. The e2 system has a tongue weight range of 400 lbs - 600 lbs which will be perfect for your...
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  • 2019 Highlander Hybrid Weight Distribution Recommendation for 2022 Coleman Lantern 17B
  • First thing I would recommend is to make sure you stay under the 3,500 lb capacity of your 2019 Toyota Highlander but as far as a weight distribution system the Reese Strait Line part # RP66082 which has a tongue weight range of 200-600 lbs and has best sway control at preventing sway before it starts.
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  • Weight Distribution System Recommendation for Palomino Thoroughbred that Weighs 3,500 lbs
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. So your trailer weighing 3,500...
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  • What is Difference Between Weight Distribution Tongue Weight and Weight Carrying Tongue Weight
  • I can help explain the difference between the listing for towing weight and weight distribution towing capacity for you. Let's use the Curt Class IV Trailer Hitch # C14010. This hitch has a towing capacity of 1,000lbs tongue weight and 10,000lbs towing weight. This would be the limits of the hitch when used with only the hitch, ball mount, and ball setup. See first attached picture. You will always be limited to your lowest rated item in your setup which ultimately could be your vehicle,...
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  • Can Weight Distribution Rated for Lower Tongue Weight than Actual Tongue Weight be Used
  • You are correct, the bars are rated too low for the tongue weight of your trailer. To choose a weight distribution system you will need to go by the total tongue weight of the set up. This is calculated by taking the tongue weight of the trailer, when loaded and ready to tow, and adding to that the weight of anything loaded behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. Even a 1/2 an inch of sag may be excessive after the proper spring bars are used. You are correct you should have the higher...
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  • Recommended Trailer Brake Controller and Weight Distribution Hitch For 2017 Toyota Highlander
  • I would be happy to help! Starting with the trailer brake controller you will need to first have a 7-way trailer connector installed on your 2017 Toyota Highlander XLE. If you do not you can add one using the Tekonsha OEM Replacement Vehicle Wiring Harness w Brake Controller Adapter - 7 Way Trailer Connector # 22119. When we did this install we use no-drill mounting bracket # 18136 to mount the 7-way to the trailer hitch receiver. For a trailer brake controller I recommend the Tekonsha...
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  • Weight Distribution System for 2011 Toyota Highlander Towing 17 FT Casita Travel Trailer
  • As you all ready mentioned, knowing the tongue weight of your trailer, loaded and ready to go, is going to be the most important factor in determining which size weight-distribution system you should use. If the bars of the system you choose are rated too high for your setup, they will create a rigid ride and this can result in a bouncing trailer. On the other hand, if the bars are not rated high enough the system will be unable to properly distribute the weight and it will be virtually...
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  • Comparing Reese Weight Distribution RE94FR to Fastway e2 FA94-00-0600
  • The Reese weight distribution system part # RE94FR is the best value for your Rockwood Geo 19FD and would be what I would go with if I were you. It's just as effective as the Fastway e2 part # FA94-00-0600 but at a much better price.
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  • Recommended Weight Distribution With Sway Control on 2016 Toyota Highlander With 3000 Pound Trailer
  • A weight distribution system is recommended anytime your trailer's weight is at least half of your tow vehicle's weight. So with your 2016 Toyota Highlander towing a 3000 pound trailer, I definitely recommend using weight distribution with sway control, instead of just sway control. To choose a system you need to use your 300 pounds of tongue weight combined with the amount of weight stored in the back of your Highlander behind the rear axle. You want to make sure you have a system...
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  • Why is Weight Distribution Not Recommended for a 2005 Toyota Highlander
  • The reason a weight distribution system cannot be used is because of the towing restrictions that Toyota has placed on the Highlander. There are a few factors that can cause this such as weak attachment points on the vehicle frame, towing capabilities of the vehicle and vehicle design. The purpose of a weight distribution system is to distribute the tongue weight of the trailer to the front vehicle axle and trailer axles. To do this, the weight distribution system creates an upward...
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  • Can 2015 Toyota Highlander Tow 4000 lb Travel Trailer
  • Your Highlander can pull a trailer of that size, but it could be pretty hard on the vehicle. If you were towing on flat ground it wouldn't' be a big deal, but because you'll be going through the mountains, you'll be pushing your Highlander fairly near its limits. If your travel trailer is loaded all the way up to the GVWR, it could weigh as much as 4400 lbs which is pretty close to the towing capacity of the vehicle. If it were me, I'd look at a lighter camper option or if that camper...
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  • Weight Distribution/Sway Control System for 2013 Toyota Highlander Towing 19-Foot Airstream Trailer
  • The key factor when considering a weight distribution and sway control system for a towing set up is the actual tongue weight of the fully-loaded trailer. Such systems must be carefully matched to the actual as-towed tongue weight of the trailer - with full water and propane tanks and all supplies and gear just as when you are on the road. The linked article offers several ways to accurately measure loaded trailer tongue weight, which include a specialized scale such as the Sherline # 5780....
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  • Weight Distribution Hitch for a 2017 Toyota Highlander
  • Even with a weight distribution hitch, the maximum towing capacity of a 2017 Toyota Highlander would still be 5,000 lbs with a maximum tongue weight of 500 lbs; a weight distribution system would not change the amount of weight the vehicle would be able to tow. In order to choose the best weight distribution hitch, you will first need to know your total tongue weight. That weight is going to be the tongue weight of your fully loaded and ready to go trailer plus the weight of any cargo...
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  • Selecting a Weight Distribution System for 2015 Toyota Highlander Towing Coachman Clipper
  • The key to selecting the right weight distribution/sway control system for your trailer is to know its actual fully-loaded tongue weight (TW). Tuning the system to the trailer is important to get the benefits you want - no rear-end sag and good steering and braking performance - without causing weird handling from the trailer. You'll want to measure your trailer's fully loaded TW - with all gear and supplies loaded - using a scale like # 5780 and add to that figure the weight of anything...
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  • Installing Weight Distribution System Frame Brackets on Pop-Up Camper With Obstructions on Frame
  • So there's an obstruction on your trailer frame that prevents you from installing the chain hanger brackets where they need to be, is that correct? We have the perfect solution for you. The Reese Bolt-On Chain Hangers, part # RP58305 should work very well for you if you have access to the side of the trailer frame. Since you won't be able to release the tension on the chains by using the latch on the frame brackets, you'll jack up the front of the trailer and the rear of the tow vehicle...
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  • How to Pick Out a Weight Distribution System for Towing Trailer with Toyota Highlander
  • First thing I recommend is to determine the towing capacity of your vehicle. Certain models of a vehicle can have different towing capacities based on how it is equipped. The owners manual should provide you with the correct into. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help...
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  • Solution for Removing Sag from 2006 Toyota Highlander Suspension When Towing
  • I have a solution for you but the Sumosprings you referenced is not a fit for the all wheel drive version of your 2006 Toyota Highlander. It only fits the 2 wheel drive models. What will work better is actually a weight distribution system. A WD system removes the sag but since it does so by distributing the tongue weight up to the front axle you actually end up with better and safer braking and handling. Considering the towing capacities of your vehicle the best system is going to...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 16 ft Casita
  • The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is to base it off of the loaded tongue weight of the setup when it is loaded and ready to tow. This figure also includes the weight of any cargo behind the rear axle of the tow vehicle. I attached a help article on determining tongue weight for you to check out as well. You will want the loaded tongue weight of your setup to fall right in the middle of the tongue weight range of the system you use. Once you know your tongue weight...
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  • How to Determine the Maximum Towing Weight for a 2008 Toyota Highlander
  • You will need to check your vehicle owners manual, the drivers side door jamb, and the trailer hitch itself, to determine the maximum towing capacity for your specific vehicle. I did some research on the internet and found that the 2008 Toyota Highlander, is rated for from 2,000 lbs towing up to 5,000 lbs towing if properly equipped for max towing. Actually checking your specific vehicle is the only safe way to determine the maximum capacity. You should be able to select a nicely...
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  • Recommended WD System and Transmission Cooler for Towing with a 2017 Toyota Highlander XLE
  • I am glad that you have decided to use a Weight Distribution (WD) system. We always recommend going with one when your trailer weighs at least half of the weight of the tow vehicle, in your case a 2017 Toyota Highlander XLE. When looking at a WD system you will want to choose one with a Tongue Weight (TW) range that the Total Tongue Weight (TTW) of your towing setup falls in the middle of. To find the TTW of your towing setup you will need to add the TW of your fully loaded and ready-to-go...
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  • Weight Distribution Recommendation for a 2010 Toyota Highlander and Jayco 23B Trailer
  • Checking the owners manual is always a good first step. There may also be information in the manual regarding the use of weight distribution so I would take a look through the towing section again to determine if there are any specific recommendations from Toyota. To use weight distribution you will need to have a 2 inch hitch receiver that is rated for use with weight distribution. This information could be in the owners manual and there should also be a sticker on the hitch with capacity...
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  • Weight Distribution And Brake Controller Recommendation For 2010 Toyota Highlander
  • In order to find the best weight distribution system for you there are a couple of things you will need to determine. First you will need to know the gross trailer weight in its fully-loaded-ready-to-tow condition. The next thing you will need is the tongue weight. This is the tongue weight of your trailer when it is ready to go added to the weight of any cargo you place behind the rear axle of your 2010 Toyota Highlander. You want to select a system where your tongue weight falls near...
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