Hello folks. My wife and I are setting up to purchase our very first trailer this weekend. PDI is scheduled for Friday. Trailer in question is a 2013 154BH (to be towed behind the wife's 2002 Tahoe).
We've been talking about getting a little trailer for family camping trips for some time now. We haven't been camping in a few years, since the first kid arrived, so we are looking forward to having a nice little spot to sleep and keep us out of the PacNW weather.
Looks to be a pretty clean and lightly used trailer. We'll see what the PDI turns up. (I've been browsing the forum...LOTS of good info here, regarding inspections and more)
Dealer seems to be rather helpful, though some of their accessory prices are outrageous. $269 to install a Prodigy P2.... I don't think so. lol Wife's rig was without a brake controller, but the P2 I purchased for less than half that should be here Wednesday.
The look I gave the finance lady when she quoted the price for a weight distribution hitch must have gotten the point across. $500 for a Fastway E2?
She said "we probably have a used hitch", and quoted that as free on the paperwork. Im willing to bet we'll be told "sorry, no used hitch" on Friday and they'll try to sell us one. Im also equally sure they'll either give us a new hitch/adjust the trailer price....or I'll be towing it home on my standard hitch.
Raises the question though.... I've never owned a weight distribution hitch, though I've used them a few times. I see depending on make/model, they're listed by either max tongue weight, or trailer max gross. Do I just choose one that is slightly above my max numbers? The truck can handle the load no problem....but any extra stability while traveling is always nice.
Well....thats our story so far. I can see theres LOTS to learn, so any advice is appreciated.