Originally Posted by lukenick1
Do you think I don't even need to use the WD bars? My camper's GVWR is 5,800. I doubt I put that much weight into it. I never fill the water tank and basically only have blankets and toiletries in it. I use paper products for eating. Will I bounce without them? I should probably add my truck is a 2001.
I wouldn't go without some kind of weight distribution hitch in your case, but you can find out for sure by taking your truck with trailer attached to a scale. You'll also know by the feel of the steering; if the front of the truck feels like it's "floating", then you definitely want some kind of weight distribution. Sway control is "optional", but again, I wouldn't go without it.
The trailer will likely get heavier than you think. We had a saying in my backpacking days, "every ounce counts" (several variations). You'd be surprised how much your "stuff" weighs.
2014 Jay Flight 28 BHBE
2015 RAM 2500 6.4L HEMI, Tradesman 4x4, 3.73
Blue Ox SwayPro (BXW 1503)
Upgraded from an REI internal frame backpack and a Eureka 1/2 dome tent!