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colliehauler wrote:

Personal preference, I tow a TH TT that's only 22 foot with a Ford F-350 and the ride and handling is improved with a WDH. My tongue weight is around 1250#.


What truck are you using?


A 22 foot trailer with a tongue weight of 1250#??? Have you got a load of bricks in the front storage bay?[emoticon]


Not uncommon at all. Our Rockwood Roo 23WS (25ft) has a hitch weight of over 1100 with full water tanks. Its spec says 500 lbs lol.

I tow with a 15 GMC 2500. No WD or sway control. Tows fine.

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I tow a 24ft with a Durango SUV. I've never towed without a WDH and can say the TT tracks behind the SUV beautifully. Never an issue. Peace of mind and takes little to no time to hitch or unhitch.


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Posted: 10/11/18 07:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus wrote:

RVW? Some local place in Phoenix? A bit far to drive for me...heh
They are not in Phoenix, though it doesn't matter where they are.. They ship. I have purchased two Equalizers from them.. Different sizes.RVW


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OK but I don't see how they will torque down that bolt from Ohio


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I use a wdh with my 25 footer and a 2500HD. It doesn't steer better with it on there but it rides better- it cuts down on porpoising. Plus there's no way for the hitch to pop off the ball with the bars in place.

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agesilaus wrote:

OK but I don't see how they will torque down that bolt from Ohio


You are misunderstanding what the special socket is for.
It is for installing the BALL onto the hitch.

All of the other bolts can be done with normal wrenches and sockets. Just as they would on ANY hitch.


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So they install the ball before shipping it?

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When we bought our 24' last year, I had no idea what I was doing and just had a 2 5/8" ball, hooked her up and drove down over an hour doing 65-70 the entire way. Never had an issue. Big trucks didn't bother it at all. Then again, the TV is a Mega Cab so wheelbase is nice and long. I do use one now (we also purchased a longer TT). Is it necessary? Maybe not. Would it give you peace of mind? Only you can answer that.





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Well I think my plan is now to drive it 60 miles home just using the ball on the truck, then get a WDH installed

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agesilaus wrote:

So they install the ball before shipping it?
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