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Old 07-07-2014, 01:29 AM   #1
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dumb question about weight distribution system

i was wondering how a weight distribution system that is designed for a heavier tongue weight would effect a lighter tongue weight tt....i have a 184bh baja my tv is a 2005 2500hd duramax diesel. the weight distribution system i have was used for a much heavier trailer. i used it for our maiden voyage which was a 700 mile trip no problem at all, but wondering if it might be one in the future. the system is a Eaz-Lift 48058 Elite Weight Distributing Hitch Kit - 1,000 lbs Capacity. it says 1000lbs max on weight distribution system the tt tongue weight is close to 400lbs with my battery boxes. please let me know what you think.
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Old 07-07-2014, 01:42 AM   #2
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The concern I would have it how much pressure you current WD is putting on the trailer A-Frame and if it has a frame and welds to support that much pressure. A WD hitch with smaller bars won't be able to put as much force on the travel trailers frame.

Now my question to you -- why are you using a WD hitch at all with that Duramax? Not sure what your receiver weight carrying rating is, but mine is 1000lbs -- no way that 184BH can get to a 1000 lbs. And I can't imagine that you need to re-distribute any weight back to the front axle for steering purposes.

If you need/want the sway control, you can simply use a friction sway bar with and still not use any WD bars.
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Old 07-07-2014, 02:06 AM   #3
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well good question.....I carry a full truck bed of stuff like firewood, coolers, etc. and with the trailer and no wd system it sags kinda bad....so after I put on the wd system it leveled everything out. I thought about what you are saying about the a frame...but just not sure....
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:55 AM   #4
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Can't find anything about it
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:01 AM   #5
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I'm interested if you find something about it. My brother wants to buy my Fastway E2 1000/10000 round bar WDH, to use on his enclosed utility trailer. Problem is his trailer will weigh 3k or 4k max. I told him this is too much hitch for him, but I'll gladly let him buy it off me and use the money for an Equalizer if I can find out it'll work for him...
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:56 AM   #6
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Same situation, previous TT was more like north of 1200# of tongue weight, now I'm at about 650 or so with the same bars. My setup is the equal-i-zer 1200/12,000.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:46 PM   #7
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With my Curt WDH, you can buy the bars separately. It might be an option.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:48 PM   #8
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When I contacted EqualIzer, they told me that having a WDH at a higher rating is not an issue...

The system is made for UP to 1200lbs or 1000lbs... doesn't mean you have to be on that number to use it.

Once well installed and well leveled, just the appropriate weight will get distributed.

If it's not well installed, then yes, you could be putting too much pressure on the Aframe.
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I believe your spring bars are too heavy. you will probably have a better piece of mind if you swapped out your 1000# bars for something closer to your actual tongue weight.

you said your TT tongue weight is 440#, therefore the 550# bars offered with that system are probably a better setup than the 1000# bars you have now.

find a contact number for the company and give them a call.
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http://manuals.adventurerv.net/Eaz-L...structions.pdf

here is a link to a pdf I found.
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