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Old 05-27-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Chevy Traverse and Flagstaff HW29SC WDH Advice

I have a 2013 Chevy Traverse with factory tow package and a Flagstaff HW29SC high wall popup. Looking for advice on what kind of WDH to use because it seems I should use one because the Traverse is FWD. Also making sure that Forest River certifies the popup can use a WDH. Anyone towing a HW29SC with the same or similar vehicle?

Thanks for any advice given.
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Old 05-27-2013, 08:36 AM   #2
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I would get a equalizer 4 point sway.

http://www.adventurerv.net/equalizer...bs-p-1376.html

Be sure to get the proper size ball. Read the directions.
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:13 AM   #3
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That trailer lists a 373 lb. empty tongue weight, so it might be around 500 lbs. ready to travel.

I don't think I would want any WDH hitch rated over 600 lbs....600 lbs. should be a plenty.

Not sure with folding trailer that sway control would be a must, but it certainly wouldn't hurt. The Fastway E2 or Reese SC series might be good choices.

Etrailer.com has good search tool to look for a lightweight WDH.

Make sure that your hitch is rated for a WDH......there should be a sticker on the hitch specifying that.

Also, read the Chevy owners manual to see what is says about WDHs.
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X2 on the 600lb Reese SC. That is what I wanted with the new camper but the billing department forgot the "SC" off the purchase order. So, they upgraded me to a dual cam.

I believe WDH is fine on the Traverse, because on the Jayco Forum, I saw someone towing an X213 (similar to our Roo 23RS) with one.
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Thanks for all the advice. I will take a look at some of these options. I looked at my hitch and it lists 600 lb tongue weight and 5200 lbs capacity.

thanks again.
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Thanks for all the advice. I will take a look at some of these options. I looked at my hitch and it lists 600 lb tongue weight and 5200 lbs capacity.

thanks again.
is that if you use a WDH?
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is that if you use a WDH?
Yeah, make sure the hitch sticker reads "maximum tongue weight with weight distributing hitch", or something like that.
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Actually have new issue with these WD hitches and that is how the clamps for the bars will fasten to my trailer tongue. See the attached photo for how my LP tanks are mounted to the a frame.
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Actually have new issue with these WD hitches and that is how the clamps for the bars will fasten to my trailer tongue. See the attached photo for how my LP tanks are mounted to the a frame.
Measure the length from the side center of the ball holder to the end of the rack holding the propane tank along the side of the trailer frame. What is it in inches? 32? 29?
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I will try and get that measurement when I get home from work. Popup trailer is stored elsewhere so will have to go get that measurement and maybe some more pics from different angles. Should take a pic of weight info to. Will post back here tonight.
By the way, what if the measurement is in excess of 30 inches? Is there anything that can be done? Would the clamps have to be bolted to the frame or something?
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