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Old 06-25-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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2013 Jay Feather Ultra Lite and weight distributing hitch ?

Hi all

I just picked up a new 2013 Jay Feather Ultra Lite 221. I called Jayco today and ask them about installing my weight distributing hitch, I was told that they donít recommend using one, does this sound right?

The reason I called them in the first place was, I was not sure if the A Frame was strong enough to handle the stress of a weight distributing hitch, Itís just made like a c channel, the whole frame is lightweight as far as that goes.

Does anyone here have a Jay Feather Ultra Lite that has an A frame made like this ? And do you use a weight distributing hitch ?

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Old 06-25-2013, 10:04 AM   #2
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My 228 ultra lite has a warning (on the front of the A frame) not to use a weight distributing hitch rated over 1000# . Looking at your 221 specs it seems we are in the same weight class. I have 620# tounge weight that really drops the back down if the bars are not attached. It returns some of the weight back to the front wheels for better handling.
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I was advised not to use a WDH also. Instead I have installed airbags to bring up rear of our truck. I have about 550 tongue weight and have had no problems towing her many thousands of miles.
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Old 06-25-2013, 02:19 PM   #4
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My dealer recommended and installed a wdh on my Jay Feather Ultralite X213. I'll check the frame type when I get home.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:29 PM   #5
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I too had a WDH on my X213
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:42 PM   #6
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I called BAL/NORCO, they are the ones that made the frame, they said it's ok to use a weight distributing hitch as long as the spring bars are not over 1,000 lbs.
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