Originally Posted by healthi
snip.......With our tt, the tongue weight loaded (two batteries, full tanks, lightweight type stuff in the front storage bin) weighs in at just over 1000lbs. Our WDH is rated at 1300lbs. When fully hooked up to our F150, the WDH seems to just barely do the job (almost 1 1/4 inch between no hook-up and fully hooked with WDH - front of tv raised that is).......snip
If your "loaded" tongue weight is just over 1,000lbs, a WDH rated at 1,000lbs, or "ideally" 1,200lbs should be just fine when properly adjusted, so IMO the Equal-i-zer brand WDH you presently have should be up to the task. I do question the 1,300lb rating, didn't know that Equal-i-zer made a 1,300lb rated WDH (400, 600, 1,000, 1,200, & 1,400).
Also, not sure I'm clear on your statement of "seems to just barely do the job".
With the WDH adjusted correctly with the spring bars engaged, the front of your F-150 should be returned to it's "unhitched" height, and it's perfectly 'ok' to experience a 1" to 2" squat with the rear of the F-150. The days of equal squat (TV front/rear) are almost gone with todays TV suspensions.
Since you know the "loaded" tongue weight (just over 1,000lbs), do you know your "loaded" TT weight?
Ideally you want your loaded tongue weight to be 13%-15% of the loaded TT weight on a 30ft TT like yours. So, based on your 1,000lb tongue weight figure your loaded TT weight should be around 7,200lbs (13%-15% of 7,200lb = 936lb to 1,080lb loaded tongue weight range). Just for grins I'm assuming your 1,000lb figure fell in the middle of the 13%-15% range. Keep in mind the GVWR of your 2010 Jayco 29BHS is 7,500lbs.
Need to know your actual loaded TT weight as it associated to your 1,000lb tongue weight figure.
Yep, as stated by other members you will have no issues adding the electric tongue jack.