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Do I need a weight distribution hitch

Discussion in 'Towing' started by grivera, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Oct 28, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    grivera

    grivera [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I posted this in in other on-going threads but it's gotten lost in the shuffle.

    I plan to tow a Jeep Wrangler, weighing about 3200 lbs, a distance of 125 miles. I have a choice of a car dolly or a auto transport. What concerns me with the transport, which weighs 2200 lbs, is my lack of a weight distribution hitch? Will I be OK for one time use or should I use the dolly? I intend to remove the drive shaft if I rent the dolly.

    My truck is a DC V-6 automatic with the factory tow package.
     
  2. Oct 28, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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    Pugga

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    If you're ok with removing the drive shaft, I'd just use the tow dolly. It's a lot lighter and will be easier on your Tacoma. Otherwise, I'm assuming you're renting the auto transport flatbed in which case you wouldn't be able to just throw on a weight distribution set-up. You'd most likely be fine without a w/d set-up using the Uhaul, just be mindful of where the jeep is placed on the flatbed and you may have to stop and make some adjustments to find that sweet spot.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    grivera

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    Many thanks!
     
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