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Old 02-04-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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What whd do I need for a hybrid?

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I have a 2010 gmc 1500 that I use to tow my tent trailer with and I don't need a whd with this set up. I am wanting to up grade to a 22 foot hybrid that has a dry weight of 3230 lbs, grossweight of 4550 lbs and a hitch weight of 420 lbs. As I look on line I see that whds come in different weight ratings. What weight rating should I use with this set up? Also should I get the sway control in the wd bars or buy a separate friction type say control?
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Sawdust, I just sold my 19H and went to a 228. From experience I can tell you what I would do. Look at a Equalizer 600 lbs. rated wdh setup. What I like about this is that the sway control is built in and you don't need a separate friction sway control. Nice thing is you can back up your trailer without having to unhook the friction sway control which is recommended. The Equalizer is the best bet for your setup in my opinion. Reese makes a dual cam wdh which gets good reviews also. Hope this helps and good luck with your new rig !!!!!
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Sawdust, I just sold my 19H and went to a 228. From experience I can tell you what I would do. Look at a Equalizer 600 lbs. rated wdh setup. What I like about this is that the sway control is built in and you don't need a separate friction sway control. Nice thing is you can back up your trailer without having to unhook the friction sway control which is recommended. The Equalizer is the best bet for your setup in my opinion. Reese makes a dual cam wdh which gets good reviews also. Hope this helps and good luck with your new rig !!!!!
X2 - Make sure you have some type of WDH and sway control. I have the Equalizer brand and love it. My parents had the Reese Dual Cam system and it is very good too.

On the tongue of your HTT, you may have a sticker, that tells you the maximum recommended WDH allotted for your HTT. Most likely it says 1000 pound trunions. I would go with the largest possible, this will allow you to upsize to a larger trailer in the future, with a chance that you will not need to upgrade your WDH.


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Old 02-07-2013, 06:55 AM   #5
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I have the Fastaway, or Equalizer knock off, and I have towed with the Reese Dual Cam. Both control sway very good, but I love the Reese system much better. It's much easier to hook up and unhook.
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My recomendation is the Hensley cub for your Hybrid TT.

http://hensleymfg.com/
http://hensleymfg.com/products/the-hensley-cub/
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snip.....What weight rating should I use with this set up? Also should I get the sway control in the wd bars or buy a separate friction type say control?
I agree that a 600lb rated WDH would be fine for the HTT you described.

As mentioned, there are advantages to having a WDH with integrated sway control in lieu of the separate friction sway control bar. The one advantage of the Reese 600lb Strait-Line Trunnion WDH (has integrated sway control) is that should you up-grade to a heavier TT at a later date, you only have to up-grade the spring bars because all the other existing Reese WDH components remain compatible with the up-graded springs bars.

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Thanks for all the advice. I bought a used 21 foot jayco hybrid last weekend and it includes a 1000 lb. eas lift whdh. Oddly the trailer was first sold with out any sway control. When go go back to pick the trailer up I am going to have sway control added before I bring it home.
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