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Post  chuck on Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:06 pm

Do you use a weight distribution hitch and sway control? What do you have, like and/or recommend?

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Post  afob3 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:14 pm

We have the reese dual-cam. It was more or less extra insurance when we pulled the koala with the Tacoma.

Even though we were scratching at or over payload & tounge weight on the Tacoma it still towed better than the 17 foot hybrid with spring bars & single friction sway bar.

I really like that it is very easy to hook up & doesn't have to be un-done to back into a site.

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Post  chuck on Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:21 pm

afob3 wrote:We have the reese dual-cam. It was more or less extra insurance when we pulled the koala with the Tacoma.

Even though we were scratching at or over payload & tounge weight on the Tacoma it still towed better than the 17 foot hybrid with spring bars & single friction sway bar.

I really like that it is very easy to hook up & doesn't have to be un-done to back into a site.

how much does your KOALA weigh.. and tongue weight? and which REESE (weight rating) did you buy.

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Post  afob3 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:32 pm

Tounge Weight is 735 per the bathroom scale method. Add the weight of the bars, head, & shank and it is at 780. We're running the 800 lb bars.

Salesman though re-using our old single friction bar & 500lb bars would be adequate. scratch

We made our best deal and then said if I can't take it home safely then no-deal.

Dry weight is 4200 and gvw is around 5700 IIRC.

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Post  merrykalia on Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:48 pm

We have a Equalizer WD and a sway bar, but we have that because the original owner of the camper had that! It works, so we keep it.

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Post  chuck on Mon Jan 23, 2012 11:05 pm

merrykalia wrote:We have a Equalizer WD and a sway bar, but we have that because the original owner of the camper had that! It works, so we keep it.

I had an EQUAL-I-ZER with my Jayco.. I liked it alot.. probably will go withg another one.

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