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Old 05-06-2015, 10:27 AM   #1
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Did my dealer short me on my hitch?

I just picked up a new TH TT last week and was so worried about how to hook up/remove the WDH that I didn't pay attention to what they gave me.

Here's my set up:

2015 F250 6.7L pulling a 2016 Keystone (sorry! We loved our HW276, but needed more room) Carbon 33 with ship weight of 9000#, hitch weight of 1300# and carrying capacity of 4000#.

I have a 10,000# e2 round bar hitch right now, which looks to be fine as long as I keep the camper empty.

My set up is level, but I noticed some bouncing/bucking while driving. Seemed like the camper was see-sawing some.

Should I go back to the dealer for a different hitch?


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Old 05-06-2015, 10:34 AM   #2
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:35 AM   #3
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Here are the weights I got I the way home (though I'm not sure I did it right):

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Old 05-06-2015, 10:48 AM   #4
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What? You sold your High Wall? NOoooooooo.
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Old 05-06-2015, 10:49 AM   #5
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Well, traded it in. Good luck on your sale though - I e been checking on your listing.


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Old 05-06-2015, 11:00 AM   #6
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Being a Round Bar sounds like it is W/D Only! With a Unit that Heavy what are you using for Sway Control? When loaded you will be over your Bar#? Youroo!!
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Round bar with the L brackets instead of chains. Apparently helps with sway control as well as WD.


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Old 05-06-2015, 11:08 AM   #8
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Unfortunately, it doesn't look like you did the weigh-in properly. When you weigh the truck alone, it has to be unhooked from the camper and preferably positioned so that you get a front and rear axle weight. It's suggested that you also weigh the set-up with the W/D disconnected and again connected. For these weighings, the truck's positioned on the front 2 plates to get front/rear axle weights and the camper axles on the 3rd plate.


If your hitch is rated for 10000#, the spring bars are most likely 1000# which I think are too low for your anticipated loaded tongue weight...hitch should be 1200/12000# or 1400/14000#.


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This is the problem with these dealers. They seem to have the 1000/10000 lb WDH in stock and use them on everything. That is what they gave me on my 3500 lb trailer. In your case I can see you being over on the WD bars and on the hitch weight. They should have given you the 1400/14000 setup. I also would want the equalizer (4 point sway control) not the E2 (2 point sway control) for a trailer that big.
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Sounds like he was towing this home new/empty. So it's reasonable to assume that it does not weight much more than the 9000lb ship weight from the sticker, which he stated. 8000 lbs on the axles, plus TW...sounds about right.

Yeah, 1000 lbs bars are not enough. You are probably right there (see above calculation), and it's already porpoising. Classic reaction when you are at or near the springbar rating. Same thing happened to us when we used a 400 lb Single Bar WDH to tow our old 3000 lb camper (375lbs TW).

Also, the E2 is not going to be as good for sway control, compared to the full-blown 4-point Equal-I-zer.

By the time you load this beast, you will likely be at or over 1100 lbs TW. That's actually too close to 1200 to me. I'd go with a 1400 lbs Equal-I-zer 4pt sway control hitch kit.
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