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Old 06-15-2015, 11:17 PM   #1
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to WDH or not

I have a featherweight 165 sport, I am pulling it with a 99 2500 cummins. it came with a WDH and I was planning to use it to reduce the potential for sway. I am rethinking it because if I happen to go through a dip in the road or similar situation could this overload the trailer axle/frame because of the weight of the pickup.
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Old 06-16-2015, 12:33 AM   #2
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Not an expert but for that TV and TT sounds like you don't need one unless you start carrying lead bars on the front area of the TT.
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Old 06-16-2015, 05:19 AM   #3
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I would sure try it without the WDH. Just my .02

You can get anti sway without the WDH, such as this.


http://www.easternmarine.com/sway-co...s-iii-iv-26003
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Old 06-16-2015, 06:10 AM   #4
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I'd just get an anti-sway system and be done. No wdh needed with that setup.
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I'd just get an anti-sway system and be done. No wdh needed with that setup.
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That much truck and that little trailer.

Go for a 50 mile run without WDH or anti-sway and see how it feels.

SWMBO & I ran the Tacoma and a 2,500# trailer for 6 years without any of that stuff.
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thanks, make a run this wknd and see how it does. don't want to compromise the trailer frame is my biggest concern.
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Sway control, that's it. I wouldn't tow any travel trailer without it no matter what the tow vehicle.
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thanks, make a run this wknd and see how it does. don't want to compromise the trailer frame is my biggest concern.
Good Deal.

Let us know how it goes.

If there is anything 'squirrely' or 'weird' there's plenty of advice to be had here.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:01 PM   #10
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I have a 165 as well. When I picked it up I borrowed my dad's 3500 dually with the Cummins. I towed 5 hours home on just the 2 inch ball. Truck didn't even know it was back there. In my opinion the 2500 won't need it as well. I now tow it with a suburban 1500. I use the WDH but in all honesty I could away without it. You have a lot of truck for that trailer.
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