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Old 01-16-2013, 09:46 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone for your quick responses its great to know there are people willing to help!!
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:04 PM   #12
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What is your TT ready to camp tongue weight?
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:18 PM   #13
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Although not a good comparison to a Jay Flight 26BH, my 2005 Eagle 278FBS has loaded tongue weight of 1,250lbs, so in my case I have a 1,500lb rated Reese HP Dual Cam WDH (loaded TT weight is 8,400lbs).

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:03 AM   #14
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I have a 2012 26BH and my loaded, ready to camp tongue weight is 850#. I use a Reese Dual Cam setup with 1200# bars and, once setup correctly, it tows great.
I'm sorry, i just checked a scale ticket and the tongue weight was 820#, not 850#. My apologies.


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Wow 850lbs, you must really have maximized the front pass though storage :-)
I do! If you're going to give me storage, I'm going to use it.

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Actually an 850lb loaded tongue weight for a 26BH is pretty realistic.

Assuming a loaded 26BH weight of 6,500lbs (still 1,000lbs under it's GVWR), an 850lb loaded tongue weight would be considered ideal (13% of 6,500lbs = 845lbs). I wouldn't want anything less than 13% with a 29ft TT.

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The total weight of the camper is 5600#, so tongue weigh is about 14.5%. After the miserable trip I had bringing it home unloaded from the dealer, I feel more comfortable with it closer to 15% than 13%
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Old 01-17-2013, 11:05 AM   #15
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Congratulations on your new 2012 trailer. So being it is so new, you should find a sticker on the tongue, most likely on the curbside. This sticker will recommend not exceeding a particular WD hitch rating. Personally I would purchase the largest size they recommend. This will do two things for you; 1) if you decide to procure a larger TT in the future you most likely can continue using your existing WD setup. 2) you do not have to crank up your tongue as far to (un) hook.

As for the Andersen WD shown in an above response. I really do not like bad mouthing any one or other products. I have never seen one in person, just pictures. But I really question the structural integrity of the bars. The bars have a welded chain look. Where every link joins another link there is a strong potential for a concentrated load (aka failure point). That could result in a high stress concentration point(s) were the bar could catastrophically fail. I am sure they are structurally fine as long as they are in excellent condition. I would be concerned if any damage would occur do to an accident, drove over one (bent it), used it as a pry bar, got nicked in the wrong spot, ect. I am sure I am over reacting, but as mechanical engineer, I donít think I would want to risk it, when there are much stronger systems readily available. Just my 2cents.
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I found a video demonstration the Anderson Hitch in a different post. As stated above I was very concerned about the chains, as I thought they were not chains but forged bars made to look like chains. Now that I have seen the video demonstration, I feel a lot better about this product being on the road.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:00 PM   #17
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Check out the Hensley Arrow product. http://hensleymfg.com/?gclid=COavnZbT-rQCFeiPPAodKnQABA
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