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Trailer Hitch

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2022+)' started by AustinTexas, Nov 28, 2022.

  1. Nov 28, 2022 at 6:44 AM
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    A metric buttload
    You can have the employees at U-haul level the exact trailer you will be renting, measure for the ground to the top of the coupler. Then measure from the ground up on the back of your truck to see what kind of drop you might need.

    Another way around this is just buy an adjustable hitch.
     
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    Depending on the weight of the trailer you are going to rent, consider a bit of truck back end squat when measuring your truck's ball height. But not very much likely, just an inch maybe.
     
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    Are most of you going with a 4" drop for general all around use?
     
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    Yea, about that.

    I have the drop maxed out to 4" on the two hitches I have used. I do have the rear air suspension adjusters set to maximum height on the truck though.
     
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    That one is very nice. Just more expense that I would like . I do not tow often.
    This is really just a one and done tow for moving my daughter to college .
    Towing the smallest 4'x8' cargo trailer from U-Haul.
     
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    I have a large weight distributing hitch I use on my big trailer, and then bought this one:

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0973LPNBG?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

    I leave that one in the truck so if I need to tow something light, I have an adjustable hitch with all the different ball sizes. So far so good with that one.
     
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    How far are you towing AutinTexas? If it's only like 100 miles or less, I'd suggest getting the ball height from Uhaul, measure your truck, then find something on Amazon or your local farm supply store and call it done. If the trailer leans a bit I've found that's fine for shorter trips. ps: if you're not a frequent tow-er, then driving a bit slower than normal is a good idea too, which lessens the impact of a somewhat tilting trailer. Safety first :)
     
  10. Nov 29, 2022 at 5:29 AM
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    Do these measurement look correct?
    Should I get a 4" or 2" drop


    I measured my receiver tube on my 2022 Tundra at 20"
    U-Haul is listing a trailer coupler height of 18"
    So it looks like I will need to get a 2" drop for the trailer hitch
    ( or should it be a 4" drop so the center of the ball is at a 2" drop)

    Or I guess I can stop being a cheap ass and just buy the adjustable.



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  11. Nov 29, 2022 at 5:33 AM
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    You're not going to have much difference on a 2" vs 4" drop. Biggest thing you need to pay attention to with that U-Haul trailer is how you distribute the weight inside the trailer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9Dgxe584Ss
     
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    @AustinTexas: would you be ok with telling us what Tundra you have? TRD etc... thanks :) ..I'd like to compare to the height of mine, when I get it next week.
     
  14. Nov 29, 2022 at 8:36 AM
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    I have the 2022 Tundra Limited 4x4.
     
  15. Nov 29, 2022 at 8:39 AM
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    Nice, thanks :)
     
  16. Nov 29, 2022 at 2:30 PM
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    I bought this. I have a 2023 SR5 TRD Off Road Double Cab with 6.5' bed. It tows my Proline 14' double axel snowmobile trailer level, with two sleds in it. It came with a dog bone lock. Bought it at Tractor Supply. IMG_20221129_172020995.jpg IMG_20221129_172032701_HDR.jpg
     
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    I have 2 Weigh-safe hitches. They both have a 6" shank that can be flipped so you get a huge range of heights. One is a WDH and the other is standard hitch. My truck picture has the Airstream attached and WDH is active. It sits very level. If I put bigger tires on or a lift, I can just slide the hitch up or down on the shank to suit the trailer.
     

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