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Old 01-15-2013, 05:48 PM   #1
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Wink Looking for a wd and sway combo but do not know how large to go...help please!

Hey everyone I just purchased my first travel trailer and it is a 2012 Jayco Jayflight BH. It has a tongue weight of 580 and I was wondering how to judge how large of a weight distributor to buy any help would be awesome!! Thanks
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:05 PM   #2
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As mentioned I have the same TT. Orignally wanted the Equal-i-zer hitch but my dealer was a Husky shop and they talked me into the Husky Centerline and it was included as part TT purchase. Happy they did, it has worked great for us across 3 different TV, 04 Tahoe 04 Silverado and now the 07 Silverado Duramax, and ~5000 miles . Our trunion bars are 800-1200 and my actaul loaded TW is 750.
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:37 PM   #3
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I've used several different WD systems and the Equalizer is by far the best I have used. I have the 1200/12,000lb system and have used it all the way from a light 23ft TT to the 38ft TT we have now.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:13 PM   #4
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Red face Andersen

I have just received the Andersen hitch. Check it out, it's somewhat revolutionary but has gotten some fantastic reviews by those that have used it. Very easy to use/install and a lot cheaper than your typical trunnion type WD hitch and it has a great sway control system. It's will handle up to a 14000 lbs trailer.

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I've used several different WD systems and the Equalizer is by far the best I have used. I have the 1200/12,000lb system and have used it all the way from a light 23ft TT to the 38ft TT we have now.
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:04 PM   #5
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Tbeuler,

Based on the published weight specifications of a 1012 Jay Flight 26BH (7,500lb GVWR) and some assumed "loaded" weights, IMO a WDH rated at 1,000lbs minimum would be my choice. Ideally you want your "loaded" TT tongue weight to be 13% to 15% of the TT's "loaded" weight.

Focus on potential "loaded" TT weights when sizing a WDH.

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Old 01-16-2013, 05:02 PM   #6
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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.
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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.
Wow 850lbs, you must really have maximized the front pass though storage :-)
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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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Guess we just need to pack a little heavier :-) Or rather, maybe I am due to another trip to scale. I haven't been in year or so, maybe we have added weight. I'll have to add it to the spring to do list.
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snip..... I haven't been in year or so, maybe we have added weight....snip
Excellent point, I know that over the years I tend to add goodies to my TT, not remove them

Helpful CAT Scale info: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv

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