Originally Posted by spot9270
snip.......Should i go with 1200lb hitch or would 800 lb. be enough? We usually load pretty heavy with gear in camper and pick up. .....snip
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Worst case 2016 26BHS "loaded" scenario @ 7,750lbs would give you a desired "loaded" tongue weight in the 1,008lbs to 1,162lbs range (13% to 15%). I would agree that a WDH rated at 1,200lbs would be ideal.
IMO a 800lb rated WDH would fall short even when loaded moderately under the TT's GVWR............,
Example...., 2016 26BHS moderate-heavy loaded: (5,920lbs published UVW) + (300lbs Factory ship weight delta *) + (75lbs Dealer- battery, etc.) + (700lbs cargo-no fluids) = 6,995lbs
So...., 26BHS @ 6,995lbs = 909lbs to 1,049lbs desired loaded tongue range (13% to 15%)...., 800lb WDH would be under rated.
* There is a yellow sticker on the TT with the "actual" UVW ship weight from factory..., I used a 300b delta as an assumption.