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Old 02-03-2014, 09:07 AM   #11
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Jayco website shows dry hitch weight, and even then it's more than 450. Chances are you'll load up the bellywith gear, put clothes in the wardrobe, have a battery on the A-frame and top 700# of TW. You've got plenty of truck, but it's designed to operate with X pounds over the steer axle. You should find CAT scales and see what your actual loaded weights are. Even slightly squirrelly steering can be a problem in some circumstances. My level of comfort increases when I've taken all reasonable steps to make sure my setup is optimal. Yours will vary but I'm sure you want to do it right or you wouldn't be asking the question. Enjoy the camper.
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:22 AM   #12
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I have a f250 will be towing a 264bh swift 450 lb hitch weight plan on towing without any wdh. Just wondering what others have done?
Can I ask why you plan on towing without a WDH? I have your same TT but my TV is a Yukon so you have quite a bit more capacity that I do.. My real concern here is not so much your WDH but the ability to install a anti-sway bar.. That's 30' of trailer to catch a lot of wind.. It doesn't matter if you have a tank for your TV... The trailer still can sway and tip...
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I plan on adding sway tab on existing ball mount that I have. I have long wheelbase and a diesel engine so I was thinking that plenty of weight would be on front wheels. Sway is a scary thing that I really want to have control of. Just wanted if any one els does the same thing as in using sway control only.
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When I was shopping for my camper, one of the items I always negotiated was a WDH in the deal. I would never attempt to tow my 26BH without it and may be looking into getting a different one that controls the sway better. I currently have a Pro Series. It is very scary when an 18 wheeler pulls up beside your or you get hit by a 40mph crosswind.
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OP, let us know how it goes after a few trips on highways.
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Old 02-04-2014, 10:24 AM   #16
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I've towed bumper pull trailers from 4000-12,000 lbs with and without WDH. IMHO the smaller trailers are horrible without a WDH. For the relatively small investment a WDH is going to be i can see why you would not want one. It literally takes me 10 minutes to hook up and leave. You will have a much more enjoyable towing experience with the proper WDH installed.
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^^^There we have it. From a man with more miles towing a trailer under his belt then any of us on this forum.
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^ Agreed with Greenenvy1. Eventhough out TV and TT are worlds apart, getting one greatly improved my towing experience and control.
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Not to say I don't have experience towing things I am a linemen with a CDL. I have been known to pull a 65' pole on pintle hitch. Loads up to 35000 lb been doing it for about 8 years now. So I think I can get by. Thanks for all the info all. I think I'm going to try a regular ball mount with friction sway controlled for now.
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When I was shopping for my camper, one of the items I always negotiated was a WDH in the deal. I would never attempt to tow my 26BH without it and may be looking into getting a different one that controls the sway better. I currently have a Pro Series. It is very scary when an 18 wheeler pulls up beside your or you get hit by a 40mph crosswind.
Get a Propride 3P and never worry about this again! A lot of money but worth every penny!
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