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Old 03-18-2015, 12:39 PM   #1
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Sway control and WDH recommendations

I am considering purchasing sway control and weight distribution system for my Jayco pop-up. It is a Jay Series 1007, and the tow vehicle is a 2008 Hyundai Tucson 2.7 L 6-cyl FWD. Does anyone have a recommendation on (1) should I get them and (2) if so, what has worked well?

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Old 03-18-2015, 01:00 PM   #2
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Does it ride bad, we had the 1006 behind our jeep liberty and with careful packing I really only had about 1" of sag and it rode strait as an arrow. Gotta love jayco
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:19 PM   #3
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Ignore the rear sag, it's the weight being taken off the front wheels you need to be concerned about. That reduces steering control. The trouble with these small SUVs is their soft suspension. It's made for a comfy ride, not taking on a load. I towed a '93 Jayco 1208 with a '92 GMC Safari. I didn't fully understand the dynamics of towing back then and hated the loss of steering control.

You might check the owners manual if you can get a look at it, most pop-up frames can't handle the stress of a W/D hitch. As said above, "careful" loading, that is put your heaviest stuff over the axle and move some things to the back to take some of the weight off the tongue. But don't take off too much, you still need at least 10% on the hitch for safe towing.
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Old 03-18-2015, 01:48 PM   #4
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It jerks a bit at low speeds. I think you are right - the secret is in the packing.
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Old 03-18-2015, 02:18 PM   #5
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your car has a max tow rating of 2000lbs. The 1007 is at 1800 lbs dry, plus anything you put in it, and propane, etc. The hitch weight is 160 on the 1007, and your car has a max of 150 (according to the manual) The manual also says if you have a trailer with no brakes, the tow rating is only 1000 lbs. You are just towing too much for the vehicle in my opinion.
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:44 PM   #6
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I have electric brakes, but, yes, I am right at the hairy edge on weight.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:10 AM   #7
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Wow, I didn't realize the Tucson had that low of a towing capacity. Once you put your family in that thing, you are really way over capacity, not just on the "hairy edge".
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