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Old 03-29-2011, 08:12 PM   #1
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Too much tongue weight?

Hi all! New to this great forum. 2010 Taco, 4.0 with towing package. Have had a Coleman Yukon pop-up since 96. Looking to move up to a Rockwood Mini-Lite 2304. Dry weight 3519 seems OK, but this model has the Murphy Bed(which the wife likes), that makes the tongue weight on the heavy side, 551#. Truck is rated for 6500# with a tongue weight of 650#. Planning on an Equalizer WD hitch. Any comments will be appreciated.

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Welcome to TW! You should be fine with the equalizer hitch, although you may want to beef up the rear springs from the stock 3-leaf packs as they tend to bottom out when loaded.

"Harsh ride" is the term you'll want to use when visiting the dealership to address the problem. Toyota has a 4-leaf TSB pack specifically to address harsh ride complaints. Just a matter of finding a dealer that's willing to work with you to get your case covered under warranty.
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is it unrealistic to just offset the tongue weight by putting some bikes or somthing at the backside?

just tryin to think outside the box a bit
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