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Old 07-11-2016, 10:55 AM   #21
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Over the 4th of July, we towed our Roo19, loaded pretty well, with our 2015 Toyota Highlander (tow package) with bikes in the roof rack (Yakima racks mounted to the factory rails) and the combo worked fine. We traveled from Kalamazoo to the Western UP of Michigan and back.

We use an equalizer WD anti sway hitch. I think the hitch is the secret.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:31 PM   #22
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Crawl under the car and look directly on the hitch itself and there should be a sticker or tag with all the info of the hitch. My traverse has it with all info needed for you.
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:42 PM   #23
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Published hitch weights are dry numbers, not fully loaded numbers.
some of the new TT, 5'ers, etc. state that the "dry" numbers you see on the stickers include, propane and battery(s). It's like a lot of the manufactures gvwr include, propane, filled tanks, cargo and people in the trailer Even with that use the numbers as a guide but take it through the scales if you can to get real numbers
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Old 07-11-2016, 03:54 PM   #24
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Very interesting although somewhat confusing thread on this topic of tongue weights and published information. However I did not necessarily want to go down that rabbit hole. What I was hoping for was what if any Roo 19 owners knew their actual tongue weights. The published Lincoln MKT hitch weight of 450 lbs is without a WDH. They do not publish a value using a WDH so I probably have some wiggle room on tongue weight if I use a WDH. The DW is the one that would like to go from the Roo 17 to the 19. It might be a good time to talk her into upgrading my TV.
Upgrading your tow vehicle sounds like a good idea. That would allow you to go bigger than 19. Is it worth upgrading the trailer for that small a gain? We have a 2015 V6 (285 hp) 1500 Silverado pulling a Rockwood 2702SS (28' box, 32' overall, 5600 lbs dry weight) and it performs just fine. Personally I love the size of the TT, big enough not to feel cramped but small enough that I don't need a 1 ton dually.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:39 PM   #25
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Crawl under the car and look directly on the hitch itself and there should be a sticker or tag with all the info of the hitch. My traverse has it with all info needed for you.
Those numbers are ONLY for the hitch itself and have nothing to do with the vehicle's actual hitch capacity.
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Those numbers are ONLY for the hitch itself and have nothing to do with the vehicle's actual hitch capacity.
Just was saying to look cause there were questions about the hitch itself with and without weight distribution. Like my traverse it has a tongue weight at 600 lbs with or without WD. So it will hopefully help in some decision making. Other than that it is all up to the person buying to research about the vehicle and what it can handle.
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