Originally Posted by Tbeuler
Do you think I should go with a larger WDH?
Well, it all depends on your personal loading habits.
The 2012 26BH has a UVW of 4,860lbs (GVWR 7,500lbs), so we will assume a Ship Weight of 5,200lbs (yellow sticker).
Moderate loading: (5,200lbs) + (125lbs WDH, Battery, misc.) + (600lbs cargo) = 5,925lbs loaded (not including any fluids)
Loaded Tongue weight: (13% to 15%) = 770lbs to 889lbs..., so a 1,000lb rated WDH would be fine. A "little" fluid in a tank could also be considered.
Heavier loading: (5,200lbs) + (125lbs WDH, Battery, misc.) + (1,000lbs cargo) = 6,325lbs loaded (not including any fluids)
Loaded Tongue weight: (13% to 15%) = 822lbs to 949lbs..., so a 1,000lb rated WDH would work.
IMO if you tend to tow on the heavy side with some fluids, I would go with a 1,200lb rated WDH. A 1,200lb rated WDH wouldn't be an overkill even if your loaded tongue weight is around 900lbs, as long as the WDH is adjusted correctly.
If you plan to tow with generious amount of fluid in the fresh water tank in either Scenario I or II, go with the 1,200lb rated WDH.
Also, since Reese doesn't make a 1,000lb rated Strait-Line WDH anymore, the 1,200lb WDH would be the best choice. I don't recall if the Pro Series comes in a 1,000lb rated WDH.