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Old 10-17-2012, 06:55 AM   #1
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How much weight does a WDH reduce tongue weight??

If I have a 1000lb tongue weight, using a Reese dual cam WDH what can I expect the tongue weight to be. Thanks
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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Hitch capacity is reduced by the weight of the WDH that is mounted there.
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It doesn't reduce the tongue weight at all, it transfers some of the weight to the steer axle.
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Old 10-17-2012, 07:30 AM   #4
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My hitch sticker says 1150lbs with WDH, is that too close. I will still have 700-800lbs left of cargo capacity.
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If I have a 1000lb tongue weight, using a Reese dual cam WDH what can I expect the tongue weight to be. Thanks
Assuming the 1,000lbs is the "loaded" TT tongue, a properly sized/adjusted WDH will distribute weight off the TV's rear axle to the TV's front suspension and TT axles. The objective is to return the same weight removed from the TV's front suspension back to the TV's front suspension from when the TT's tongue was initially placed on the TV's hitch ball.

As mentioned the weight of the TT's tongue that is placed on the TV's hitch ball for the most part doesn't change..., but the WDH when engaged may remove a "little" weight off the hitch ball, if any.

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If by "hitch sticker" you are referring to the TV's rear mounted reciever.., I would like to ask the following:

* Is the 1,000lb tongue weight from your first post "unloaded" or "loaded" weight?
* Is the 700-800lbs cargo capacity "remaining" after subtracting the TT tongue weight?

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Old 10-17-2012, 08:02 AM   #7
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We looking to order a Jayco Eagle 314BDS with a dry hitch weight of 930 and my TV is a 2012 ford f150 crew ecoboost with max tow with a payload of 1740lbs which includes 150 for drive and full tank of fuel.
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EricRom,

I thought the F-150 Ecoboost with the max-tow had a little higher "payload capacity" (2,550lbs ??), but I will assume it is 1,740lbs per your post. Also, the TT's 930lb tongue weight is a "dry" (unloaded) specification.

The Eagle 314BDS has a UVW of 7,465lbs, add 350lbs for actual ship weight, add 125lbs for battery and WDH, and another 800lbs for "stuff" (not including fluids in the tanks). The "conservative" sum total would be a loaded TT weight of 8,740lbs (GVWR of 9,975lbs). The desired loaded tongue range would be 13% to 15% of the TT's loaded weight.., thus a loaded tongue weight of 1,136lbs to 1,311lbs. This also implies that a WDH rated at 1,500lbs would be desirable, and that the loaded tongue weight is subtracted from the TT's payload capacity (less passenger and cargo weight as well).

If in fact your TV's OEM receiver is rated at 1,150lbs in WDH mode, then the receiver needs to be upgraded..., assuming that no other TV weight limits are exceeded.

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Rustic Eagle, the 2,200 pounds you reference is with the Heavy Duty Payload Package.

EricRom, you will undoubtedly be overweight. When you are loaded, you could exceed the rear axle rating as well if you have passengers and a bed with cargo. Trust me, Ive been there twice. A trailer with a togue dry ar 930 will be more like 1150 loaded with front storage.
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Ok if I have a 1150 tongue weight payload includes 150 for driver and a full tank of gas so add 100 for me total 130 wife 80 for son and 50 for daughter which will total 1510lbs in cargo which will leave me @290lbs left for gear in truck which should be good and other gear can be loaded in rear of camper.
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