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Too much tongue weight?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Sprarm33, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:12 PM
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    Sprarm33

    Sprarm33 [OP] New Member

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    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.

    Sprarm33
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:16 PM
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    mjp2

    mjp2 Living vicariously though myself Thor

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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.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    spares

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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
     
  4. Mar 29, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    Beerrun

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    Shouldn't this be in the UG?
     
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