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Old 08-05-2016, 07:31 PM   #1
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X23b wdh

Finally convinced husband to buy wdh with anti-sway . We looked at Reese straight line that is rated for 550 lb tongue weight. Does this sound like a
good choice? The tv is F150 and it just the two of us. I have read the usual to weigh at scale but we don't have close access
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Old 08-05-2016, 08:19 PM   #2
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The Reese Strait-Line products are great WDH's with integrated sway control...., mine has performed great for 10 years.

Your 2016 X23B has a GVWR of 4,950lbs......, if one loaded the X23B to it's GVWR (worst case) the ideal loaded tongue weight would be 644lbs to 743lbs (13% to 15% of HTT gross weight of 4,950lbs).

IMO if you are going with the Reese Strait-Line WDH (or any other WDH brand), go with the 800lb rated product (not a 600lb). The 800lb product isn't overkill for a 550b loaded tongue weight on the X23B.

Reference X23B thread: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...s-20492-2.html

The Equal-i-zer brand WDH is another favorite product with integrated sway control as well.

Like any WDH, proper installation/adjustment is key for optimizing the performance of the WDH.

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Our X23B had a tongue weight of 600# when loaded.
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I have never weighted out 23B. But a 800 to 1000 pound setup would be a good fit.

We have the Equalizer brand WDH and it works great.
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We have a 23B and I've been using this hitch from Anderson. It is weight distributing and has sway control built in. Works very well and I like it over the standard weight distributing hitches.

Andersen 'No-Sway' Weight Distribution Hitch
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Finally convinced husband to buy wdh with anti-sway . We looked at Reese straight line that is rated for 550 lb tongue weight. Does this sound like a
good choice? The tv is F150 and it just the two of us. I have read the usual to weigh at scale but we don't have close access
I suggest contacting Reese...

Blue-Ox recommended 550# over the 750# for my x23B & TV.
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snip......Blue-Ox recommended 550# over the 750# for my x23B & TV.
That would be a good recommendation if one doesn't exceed a 550lb "loaded" tongue weight.

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Love my Blue-Ox setup.

Pulled like a dream behind my old F150. Does almost as good behind my V8 Explorer now, but sway is something that I do not worry about with this hitch!
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I too pull my x23b with a Ridge. Any issues for you?
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Towing an X23B

I just bought a 2012 X23B. I am coming from the pop up world (20 years). My tow vehicle is a 2016 Traverse with the tow package. I know I am pushing the limits, but will have to make do for now. Can anyone recommend a good hitch. There seems to be a lot of differing opinions.

I am looking for a load leveling with sway control.

Thanks for any help.
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