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Timbrens or WDH

Discussion in 'Towing' started by tractng, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Jun 24, 2012 at 11:07 PM
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    tractng

    tractng [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to replace my 2600 lbs dry weight travel trailer with a 4000 lb dry weight.

    I have a 2012 DCSB with towing package.

    Do I buy the WDH and sway or Timbren and a sway? Thanks. Tongue weigh should be around 360lbs (dry weight). I am looking at the 19feet 2008 Mallard Sport travel trailer.

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    tntrac
     
  2. Jun 28, 2012 at 4:41 PM
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    WDH. Timbrens only make it look better and keep you from hitting the bump stops, but they do not distribute any weight.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    Thank you. Any recommendation for a trailer about 4k dry weight around 22' feet (bumper to tongue).

    Tntrac
     
  4. Jun 28, 2012 at 11:45 PM
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    Power extend/retract towing mirrors,brake controller,30amp charging system for TT,snug top camper
    Look at HI-LO towlite 22ft. (2001-2010 because you want alumium framing). I'm towing an 06, without any problems. no canvas/hardsided pop-up.They stopped making them in 2010, but nice used ones are out there. I'm using a WDH with 800lb. bars, no sway control needed because it's lowered for towing and I never had an issue with swaying
     
  5. Jun 29, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    Currently, I have the FunFinder x139. Painful to have delamination. Not going with fiberglass again.
     
  6. Jun 29, 2012 at 11:51 AM
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    Definitely WDH. I would use airbags over timbrens for the purpose of towing.
     
  7. Jun 29, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    So I don't need both airbags and wdh? Just wdh with sways?
     
  8. Jun 29, 2012 at 1:47 PM
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    WDH and sways are just fine. I tow a rather heavy toyhauler with WDH only and it was fine. Just a tip, attach your WDH while the tongue jack is extended. Then lower. Keep doing this until you find the sweet spot on the chaings.
     
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