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Which SumoSprings for 2006 Toyota Tundra Towing 4400-lbs Trailer and Carrying 600-lbs ATV in Bed  


I am trying to find the best solution for my traveling setup. Currently, I tow a 26-foot trailer with a dry weight of 4400 pounds and a 460-pound tongue weight with my 2006 Toyota Tundra 4x4. I do not use a stabilizer hitch and it pulls great with no sway. It does pull the back of the Tundra down a bit though when we load it. I would like to add my 600-pound ATV to the bed of the Tundra while I pull the trailer. Since I have no sway right now while pulling the trailer, I was thinking of just buying helper springs instead of a stabilizer hitch setup. I would like your opinion on this. Also, if you feel the helper springs would work, I am thinking of buying the lighter weight ones, Item #SSR-610-40 or do you think I need the SSR-610-47? Also wondering what your return policy is on those items if it doesnt work for some reason??? Thank you for your help!


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I think you're on the right track here, considering that you're not currently experiencing any adverse conditions when towing. Because of the tongue weight of the trailer and the additional weight of the ATV, I do recommend going with the Sumo Springs # SSR-610-47 over the # SSR-610-40 since they're going to provide you with the needed support when you've got the ATV in.

Your tongue weight of 460-lbs is going to vary depending on how the trailer is loaded, so you could end up occasionally with 500 to 600-lbs of tongue weight; for this reason going with the 1500-lbs Sumo Springs are the best solution. The great thing about these Sumo Springs is that they get stiffer as more weight is applied, so they're not going to effect your unloaded ride quality and will provide more support when you've got the ATV in.

I've linked a video review we did on the Sumo Springs for you to have a look at. We do accept returns on un-used items, so as long as you haven't installed them and driven them, you could return them if you decided you wanted to go with a weight distribution hitch.

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