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Old 06-15-2017, 10:53 PM   #1
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Wdh vs no wdh

I'm a newbie, buying a 2007 jayfeather 23b and will be pulling with a 2015 suburban. Is a wdh a must?
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Old 06-15-2017, 11:53 PM   #2
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There really is no reason not to have a WDH, it helps to maintain stability in you tow vehicle, improves your steering control, and dampens the bounce from the extra weight on your hitch. The benefits are too many to list, the only con is the cost to invest in the WDH.
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There really is no reason not to have a WDH, it helps to maintain stability in you tow vehicle, improves your steering control, and dampens the bounce from the extra weight on your hitch. The benefits are too many to list, the only con is the cost to invest in the WDH.
X2. I would also add an anti-sway bar as well. It minimizes the sway from passing trucks and cross winds. I would not tow any Travel trailer without WDH and Anti-sway....
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X2. I would also add an anti-sway bar as well. It minimizes the sway from passing trucks and cross winds. I would not tow any Travel trailer without WDH and Anti-sway....
X3. I am towing a 2014 Whitehawk 28DSBH with a Blue Ox WHD and anti-sway bar setup on a 2013 Tahoe and wouldn't consider towing without a WDH/anti-swap bar setup.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:10 AM   #5
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X4 on using one.

Even though my F-350 is way more truck than the 19RD needs, the WDH makes the truck's handling closer to normal when towing.
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Old 06-16-2017, 06:29 AM   #6
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Yep ^ We always use ours even though we're only towing at 55% of our max TV rating with a 3,800# TT and a 2500HD TV.

Don't really need it for weight distribution, but as others have mentioned it definitely makes handling better and the anti-sway function is a must for us.
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On your application I would definitely want one. It's not always needed though. I towed our old 24' keystone with my F350 and never considered one because the trailer was less than 1/3 of my payload and tow rating. Pulled like a dream.


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Check the specs on your vehicle! The receiver itself has limits for maximum tongue weight, both with and without a WDH. You may be surprised on how little you can tow (as compared to the vehicle's "tow rating") without a WDH.
In many cases, there is a sticker on the receiver itself.
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Convinced. Thank you all. Planning on getting the Blue Ox 550. Is there still a need for a friction sway control bar or is this model good enough as is?
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Convinced. Thank you all. Planning on getting the Blue Ox 550. Is there still a need for a friction sway control bar or is this model good enough as is?
The Blue Ox is already designed to control sway as well as weight distribution so you do not need to add a separate sway control bar. One thing to check though is if your trailer has an underslung coupler. Not sure if Jayco used them that far back or not. Make sure you get the right version of the Blue Ox 550 for your coupler setup.
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