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Old 02-07-2019, 11:10 AM   #1
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weight distribution & anti sway

Looking for some advice on what is the best weight distribution and anti-sway systems out there. We have a Jayco Jay Flight 28 BHBE, it came with a weight distribution system but I am certain there are better on the market. We haul with a Ford F250, 6.2L gas engine

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Looking for some advice on what is the best weight distribution and anti-sway systems out there. We have a Jayco Jay Flight 28 BHBE, it came with a weight distribution system but I am certain there are better on the market. We haul with a Ford F250, 6.2L gas engine

Thanx for any input
So...


How much money are you prepared to spend?


There's OK (cheapest), good (more $$$), and superb (big $$$). You could spend anywhere from $250 to $1500 or even $2000. Husky and Eaz-Lift have models down in the $250 range; Andersen, Blue Ox and Equal-i-zer are often $500-600; and then there's top of the line stuff like Hensley that can run to $2000 or more. There are other names, and many mfgrs have a variety of models in various price/quality ranges.


I'm quite content with my Husky, but if I could do it over again I'd go for a more expensive option. My son has an Equal-i-zer, and he can hitch/unhitch in less than half the time it takes me. And he's got a bigger trailer!


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P.S. Lots of threads here, the topic gets discussed to death. Just search on WDH.
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Welcome to JOF

Do you know the brand, model, and weight rating of the WDH system that came with your 28BHBE?

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it's an EZ Hitch, max tongue weight 1,000lbs, max trailer weight 10,000lbs. Our Jay flight is below those ratings. Since this one came with the unit I am certain the dealer "gives" you the cheapest one he can just to say he has "given" you and extra deal with your purchase.
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thank you sir for the input
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You have a 3/4 ton truck and your WDH is adequate enough. Why waist more money on overrated and very costly systems? As long you have sway control on your WDH you should be fine. Speed and improper load distribution is the biggest problem for sway.
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Looking for some advice on what is the best weight distribution and anti-sway systems out there. We have a Jayco Jay Flight 28 BHBE, it came with a weight distribution system but I am certain there are better on the market. We haul with a Ford F250, 6.2L gas engine

Thanx for any input
So reading through this I would have to assume you currently have a sway or some other issue. Correct? (Why else would you want to spend money. Certainly not to fix an non-extant problem.)

Could you post what problem(s) you are trying to correct. We may be able to help without having you spend lots of $$$.

And welcome to the forum. Like rkresge said, this topic has been discussed often on this site so sit back with the beverage of your choice and use the search function. You may find answers to questions you didn't know you had.
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Looking for some advice on what is the best weight distribution and anti-sway systems out there. We have a Jayco Jay Flight 28 BHBE, it came with a weight distribution system but I am certain there are better on the market. We haul with a Ford F250, 6.2L gas engine

Thanx for any input
Are you in Lytle, TX?

If so, I have a Blue Ox I'll sell you. I used it on my own 28BHBE that I towed with a Ram 2500 gasser. Great hitch and I only had it a short time, so it's pretty gently used. SUPER easy to install/set up. We traded into a motorhome, so I don't need the hitch anymore.

I also have it on a pretty deep drop shank if your truck is tall; mine was.

PM me if you're interested.

ETA: I see you are in Lytle, TX. Let me know and we can put a deal together if you want.
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it's an EZ Hitch, max tongue weight 1,000lbs, max trailer weight 10,000lbs.....snip
Thanks for the feedback.

Your 28BHBE has a GVWR around 9,200lbs, thus depending on your loading habits it's not uncommon to have a loaded tongue weight above 1,000lbs with a 28BHBE..., which would exceed your present Eaz-Lift WDH rating. Your F-250 is an ideal TV for the 28BHBE.

JOF member's 28BHBE loaded 1,200lb tongue weight, post#12 here:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...t-57188-5.html

I would recommend a CAT scale visit under TV/TT loaded conditions (full fuel, passengers, cargo, etc.) thus confirming your weights, "loaded tongue weight", and present WDH rating/adjustment. If you normally travel with fresh water in your tank, fill prior to the CAT visit.

CAT Scale how-to: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...v-tt-3871.html

IMO if your "scaled" loaded tongue weight exceeds 1,000lbs, and/or your just looking to upgrade from your present conventional WDH....., I would look at a properly rated Equal-i-zer WDH brand or a Reese Strait-Line brand/model WDH...., both have enhanced "integrated" sway control.

A WDH with integrated sway control offers increased sway control performance over a conventional WDH w/manual friction sway control arm...., especially with the heavier/longer TT's like the 28BHBE.

In the case of conventional WDH's utilizing a manual friction sway control arm, WDH manufactures recommend two (2) sway control arms on TT's 25ft and longer.

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Excellent feedback thank you so much. This forum is a great line of communication. You guys/gals have way more RVing knowledge than I do. Again thank you from Texas
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