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Old 03-10-2016, 11:00 AM   #11
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I bought a 12k for my 2016 28BHBE, also from the same site. You would have been ok with the 12k as they were selling 10k's for the same unit at my dealership. Good luck.
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Old 03-10-2016, 11:37 AM   #12
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Went online to etrailer and ordered a 14K Equal-i-zer. $550 with free shipping. Hope it doesn't make my truck squat.
IMO a good choice. With the 284BHBE a family loaded TT tongue weight of 1,200lbs will be about the norm. Having a modest over-rated WDH is fine as long as the WDH is adjusted properly to the TV/TT loaded weights.

Also, as mentioned a rear TV squat of 1"-2" is normal even with a dialed-in WDH.

My Eagle 278FBS loaded tongue weight was 1,200lbs for years and used a Reese WDH with 1,200lb spring bars, worked fine......, but a couple years ago I added two deep cycle batteries and some extra tools in the pass-thru, tongue weight jumped to 1,300lbs. Replaced the Reese 1,200lb bars with Reese 1,500lb bars, tows great. My 278FBS has a similar GVWR as your 284BHBE GVWR of 9,250lbs.

Great to hear that you plan to hit the scales, the results make for a solid towing system.

Country_Mouse.....: The Equal-i-zer WDH brand spring bars aren't interchangeable, where a Reese Strait-Line WDH spring bars are.

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