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Old 05-21-2019, 03:58 PM   #1
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WDH bar selection

I need to upgrade our WDH in the next few weeks before a big trip in our new TT. The Fastway E2 hitch I have now isn't cutting it in moderate winds and we experienced some unnerving sway on a recent trip. I have decided on an Equalizer hitch but don't know if I should stay with a 1000 lb version or bump up to a 1200. The advertised dry tongue weight on this TT is 635 lbs. I simply don't have time to load up the TT and all 4 of us to head to a scale to determine the actual tongue weight before our trip. Someone on here with the same TT posted a certified tongue weight in the low 900s. We tend to load light...groceries, clothing, and a kids bike so nothing with significant weight. Does it hurt to go over on the bar weight of a WDH or should they be closer to an actual tongue weight (presumably 900 lbs in my case)?

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Old 05-21-2019, 04:54 PM   #2
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I just got the Equalizer 4 point sway system for my trailer. I have the 28BHBE as well. It works GREAT
Mine is the 10,000/1000 hitch/sway bars. I wish I would have gotten the 12000/1200 system. But what I have works great also.
Just sayin.


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Old 05-21-2019, 06:35 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by Iraqvet05 View Post
snip......Does it hurt to go over on the bar weight of a WDH.......snip
Not with the 28BHBE (9,250lb GVWR)......, it's all about proper adjustment based on your typical loading habits.

I would recommend a 1,200lb rated WDH at a "minimum".

The CAT scale is the best way to dial-in a new WDH:



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