I'm just confused on why you would even need a wd hitch for a pop up? I guess I'm just used to 30+ footers or extremely heavy pipe trailers so a wd hitch for a pop up seems way over kill to me but that's just my personal opinion
I do not have the pop up yet, just investigating what I will need. I thought it was always a good idea to go with a WDH for anything over 3000 pounds. Also the battery and propane tank on the front of the trailer looks like it will interfere with a normal dual bar WDH.
Correct it would be a good idea. But personally with that rig I personally don't feel you will need it. I show the GVWR of the camper is only 2365LBS... I would suggest pulling it home with a standard hitch first. I'd keep the $500 from the hitch and invest it in brakes and brake controller if anything... if of course your not already (looks like there is a break away cable there already so probably has brakes). I don't feel the tacoma should have any trouble with that. My brother pulls a similar camper with his wife's jeep compass with a 4cyl... no w/d or sway and not a lick of trouble...
Sorry... The site i was looking at showed the 2364 as the GVWR... But yes I still think you would be fine... I would hook up to it first and see how it does. The only major benefit for you will be the leveling affect of the w/d hitch. If the truck squats too much for your liking then I would suggest it. I dont feel that you will have too much squat. A quick test would be to have 300LBS of people stand on the bumper of the truck and see what happens... if it hits the ground then buy the hitch!!!
I have a 265d that I was towing for years w/o a WD hitch. However, towing with a Toyota Highlander (loaded) the TV would sag 2" or more measured at the rear wheel well when towing. I recently added a WD hitch and towing is a much better experience (has built in sway control as well). Still, I echo that you should try without first, measuring drop at front and rear wheel wells of your loaded vehicle with and without the loaded trailer. Tongue weight should also be measured.
I did have to cut slots into the battery tray to allow the drop brackets for the torsion bars to bolt to the trailer frame.