i did get a 1200lb, (e-2 it was a bunch cheaper but only 2-way sway control, both equalizer and the e-2 are made by progress manufacturing though)the price difference through my dealer was so little between the 1000 and 1200 and i was told it wouldn hurt to have overkill.
my ride isnt bad at all. bumps and dips all feel good with it.
from what im seeing though im glad i did upsize. my rear axle weight increases by 540lbs. with my weight distribution set up. but what puzzles me is that without weight distribution my rear axle weight goes up 940lbs!!! these trailers were supposed to have around a 375lb tongue weight all unloaded. i have very little stuff in front of the camper. ( a couple chairs, a couple plastic 3 wheelers for my girls, hoses stuff, chocks, blocks, a book or two, a battery and 2 20lb propane tanks) the point is that its certainly not 565lbs worth of stuff, and im glad i have the wd that i do. 1000lb will definately be just fine tho. i would certainly put the 1000lb on mine and not worry.
our winter has been super warm also. nice for my heating bill!!! we got about 5" of snow the day after i picked up my camper lol. (there are some pictures on my page) other than that we have had a few dustings and thats it. its looking like 70s all week here and close to 80 later this week!!! we have made reservations at holiday state park for this weekend. our first trip in the camper so were super excited! my girls are just bouncing off the walls in anticipation.
i put water through the camper this past weekend for the first time and all seems well there, the hot water heater fired right up and i checked all pipes and no drips.
a little story time there lol!!
2012 Jay Feather Ultra Light 228
1200/12000lb e2 weight distribution(slight overkill)
2006 Toyota Sequoia
me wife 2 girls (3 & 9)
2 dogs a boxer and a bloodhound