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Old 08-22-2017, 03:21 PM   #1
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Weight distribution

Hello I am new to the forum.
I plan to buy a new jayco bunkhouse soon 6000 dry weight 7500 max and a 710 tongue weight. Part of my offer to the dealer is a weight distribution with sway control hitch is included. They have already tried to give me a used model and now have said they will provide a new Reese round bar system with sway control. The dealer advertises Reese, draw rite and curt hitches.
I have read many posts on weight distribution but cannot figure out what I need. Could you guys please offer all and any info that you think would help as to what hitch I need to be safe and tow me down the road
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need to know what your tow vehicle is with the specs
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:03 PM   #3
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need to know what your tow vehicle is with the specs
2013 gmc sierra 1500 5.3 v8 6 speed 9500lbs max tow weight built in brake controller tran cooler

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Old 08-22-2017, 09:56 PM   #4
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One of the best W D H on the market is the Equal-i-zer brand hitch. Try to talk them into providing you with that brand. You want be disappointed! That's just my 2 cents worth!
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:05 PM   #5
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jmal,

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With a 7,500lb GVWR TT I would be looking at a WDH rated at 1,200lbs.., IMO this will address the potential "loaded" tongue weight range of a TT in the 7,500lb GVWR class. One's desired "loaded" tongue weight will be 13% to 15% of the TT's gross loaded weight......, which is a variable of one's loading habits. Keep in mind that the loaded tongue weight is supported by the TV, so this weight is subtracted from the TV's "available" payload capacity.

I would assume that the Jayco TT you are looking at has the ball coupler mounted (welded) on the bottom of the TT's A-frame, you may find that a trunnion style WDH is better suited then a round bar WDH, in some applications the trunnion bar can provide increased ground clearance when properly adjusted.

I assume that your RV dealership is referring to the Reese Strait-Line WDH with integrated sway control, this is a great WDH. My Reese WDH Dual Cam (Strait-Line) has preformed great for over 10 years. Like any WDH proper sizing/adjustment is key for optimum performance.

Please keep in mind that published (brochures, web site, etc.) UVW's (dry weight) don't reflect the actual "as shipped" UVW, this may represent another 300lbs-600lbs depending on model configuration. Check the RV dealer's lot and refer to the yellow sticker on the side of the TT for the as-shipped UVW.

Just food for thought.

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Thanks for the replies very helpful.

Another question does anyone have experience with the Curt TruTrack wd system?

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Old 08-23-2017, 07:13 AM   #7
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Not familiar with the Curt system at all....

The system the dealer is including is probably the round bar with the side mounted sway control bar, bit the Dual Cam system. At least that's my guess anyway.

Seriously consider the Reese SC system. Same basic concept and design as the Euql-I-Zer 4 way system, but with more hitch head tilt adjustment and replaceable pad material for the sway control.

The SC is a little easier to set up compared to the DC. Both are great system.

I do agree going with 1200ob rated wd bars. 1000lb bars may not be enough depending on how you load and/ or if you haul fresh water in the tanks.
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