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Author Topic: 2015 Tacoma towing 2016 Jayco X17Z  (Read 372 times)


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2015 Tacoma towing 2016 Jayco X17Z
« on: February 27, 2018, 11:38:48 AM »
Good afternoon,
We have always towed a pop up and never had to deal with brakes or sway bars. We are getting a 17-18' hybrid  that is 8' wide soon, with a gvwr of 3,500 lbs. The tacoma has a towing package and is rated to tow 6,600 lbs.

My question is about the sway bars, I know there is a variety of different styles and prices available. We have a relatively small, lightweight trailer & needed advice of what type would work well for us. Hoping not to have to put out hundreds of $ on a one but we don't want to be unsafe either.



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Re: 2015 Tacoma towing 2016 Jayco X17Z
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2018, 12:28:42 PM »
My husband wants me to ask if we need a sway bar at all
For this set up.



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Re: 2015 Tacoma towing 2016 Jayco X17Z
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2018, 06:47:33 PM »
Welcome to the Forum!

I hope wiser folks than me will be here soon, but with a SENSIBLE size TT like you have, you certainly do not need a WD hitch and my guess is sway bars are optional.  Try it  without and see how it handles.  NOTE:  Make sure your tongue wt is at least 10% of TT wt, or over 350#.  With too little tongue wt, you will have sway issues!
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