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Old 05-13-2011, 06:01 PM   #31
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snip.......I am now looking into a class 4 hitch with will take it to 1000/10000 , 1200,12000 with WDH.....snip
I concur with "Lee's" observations/comments..., and the Class IV receiver (minimum) is the way to go.

The 20" tires you have aren't designed for towing and you should look into an LT rated tire with additional tread and sidewall ply's. My brother in-law had a similar "P" rated 20" tire on his TV and found that his TV would "wonder" a little because of the minimal sidewall ply. The tire up-grade will make a notable difference in it's handling while towing.

You didn't mention the size rating of your WDH ....., but an 800lb rated WDH would be "ok" for an extremely lite loaded 26BH, but a 1,000lb rated WDH would be a better choice to cover a broader loaded TT tongue weight potential of the 26BH.

The 26BH has a generous CCC value, so you are smart to check the actual loaded TT weight at a CAT scale.

When you go to the CAT scale, plan to make three independent trips across the CAT scale (advise the clerk ahead of time):

First: Weigh loaded TV only.
Second: Weigh loaded TV and TT.
Third: Weigh loaded TV and TT but with WD spring bars not engaged (leave them hanging).

With these three independent weight certificates you will be able to confirm your loaded tongue weight, axle weights, and confirm that the WDH is adjusted correctly.

It's comforting to see folks take notice of their loaded TV/TT weights, having everything set-up correctly will make for an enjoyable and safe towing experience.

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Old 05-14-2011, 10:33 AM   #32
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It's comforting to see folks take notice of their loaded TV/TT weights, having everything set-up correctly will make for an enjoyable and safe towing experience.

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Amen to that! Even more comforting, members here at JOF take the time to educate vs berate others regarding their tv (ie: owning a 1/2 ton vs a 3/4 ton) as how to tow safely with the tv they have.

When Don and I needed advice on numbers and what we could tow with the 1/2 ton tv we had, JOF wasn't going yet, and we had to rely on "other" *cough* rv forums to educate ourselves. The thread I started at those two forums quickly became a argumentative debate on why we shouldn't tow anything with a 1/2 ton rather than how to. The name calling was rampant. You would have thought my middle name was "idiot" LOL.

I will take the opportunity now to offer a public thank you to all who contributed positive/informative input in this thread to help newbies out. It's because of you, folks can come to JOF because they feel safe with their questions
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:44 AM   #33
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Amen to that! Even more comforting, members here at JOF take the time to educate vs berate others regarding their tv (ie: owning a 1/2 ton vs a 3/4 ton) as how to tow safely with the tv they have.

When Don and I needed advice on numbers and what we could tow with the 1/2 ton tv we had, JOF wasn't going yet, and we had to rely on "other" *cough* rv forums to educate ourselves. The thread I started at those two forums quickly became a argumentative debate on why we shouldn't tow anything with a 1/2 ton rather than how to. The name calling was rampant. You would have thought my middle name was "idiot" LOL.

I will take the opportunity now to offer a public thank you to all who contributed positive/informative input in this thread to help newbies out. It's because of you, folks can come to JOF because they feel safe with their questions
Is that where you got the original information on 2000lb elect tongue jacks from? LOLOLOLOLOLOL
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