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Old 08-05-2012, 05:01 PM   #1
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choosing a weight distribution hitch

Just got a tt ( trail cruiser 21rbh 2867 dry, 5000 gvwr). Don't have tow package but installed a old brake controller for now looking at getting prodigy 2. Got a set of cipa utm's hard to keep tight tho. Getting a hayden trans. cooler. Truck pulled it good on 1'st trip out just went to local park. I know I need a wd hitch with sway control, but do'nt know what tw is can'nt read factory sticker. Thinking I would be ok if I got one rated for 600lbs. Looks like a lot of people use equilizer, also was reviewing the e2. Looks like main differents 4 way sway con. vs 2 way. Any pros or cons?

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I use the E2 on my 2500 lb travel trailer and it works great. We bought our camper this spring, and when i towed it home without the E2 it was all over the road. It was a easy install and it levels the truck out too. I highly reccomend it.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:27 PM   #4
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Which lb rating did you go with?
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Mine is rated for 600lbs. Whats the tongue weight of you TT?
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #6
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It cant be too much based on the dry weight of your trailer.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:38 PM   #7
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The 600lb setup should be about right. The 800lb would be too much IMO
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Finally got tw using etrailer's homemade scale procedure. Scales showed 220, x 3 (660) does that sound right for a tt weighing 2867 dry 5000 gvwr? Equilizer's site says I need a 1000# hitch, seems a little much to me. What's everybody else using with their trailers?
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Finally got tw using etrailer's homemade scale procedure. Scales showed 220, x 3 (660) does that sound right for a tt weighing 2867 dry 5000 gvwr? Equilizer's site says I need a 1000# hitch, seems a little much to me. What's everybody else using with their trailers?

Can't be right. I am guessing your TW with empty trailer sound be around 300-350lbs.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:20 AM   #10
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Called equilizer they said useing a 1000# hitch would be ok. Said they work great for lighter tt. Does anyone use one of these and how well does it work?
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I use a 1200 Reese dual cam WDH. My trailer is around 6000 loaded 27' TT. Love it does awesome. Also have a P3 controller with tow package. 2011 DCSB 4x4
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I use an 800# E2 trunnion-style hitch and it works great. I tow a 3740#, 21' Dutchmen Aerolite TT and the E2 hitch is easy to install and I never have a leveling problem.
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I use an 800# E2 trunnion-style hitch and it works great. I tow a 3740#, 21' Dutchmen Aerolite TT and the E2 hitch is easy to install and I never have a leveling problem.

That is dry weight number?
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Yep, 3740 dry. The trailer is rated 4900 GVWR, but it's never been loaded that much, even with the fresh water tank filled.
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