Originally Posted by Tincup
Is the hitch you purchase to much hitch for your new TT. I am trying buy a E hitch myself I have Flaggstaff 201 831BFkss my tongue & trailer weight are noway near 10,000lbs or 1000lb tongue does it matter?
If I am looking at the correct model you have, according to the FR website, the 831FKBSS has a GVWR of 8814 and a dry hitch weight of 814, both are slightly more than my 3008w model 8742/742. If you follow the 12-15% tongue weight rule, then your tongue weight will most likely be just over or just under 1k lbs when your are loaded and ready to travel depending on how you load.
I'm not an expert by any means, but I did have my dealer inquire with his Equalizer Rep, and the rep also recommended the 12k/1200 hitch for the length and weight of the trailer I'll be towing.
I also posed this question regarding the 12k hitch at another forum, and this was one of the responses I got from someone with firsthand experience towing a similar weight/length:
"We tried using our 1000# bars when we traded our Rockwood 2601 for our Rockwood 8315 and from experience can tell you that you will need 1200# bars.
I think the Windjammer is within a few lbs. of the Signature Ultra Lite and when I tried the 1000# bars you could see them bend when the tongue jack was lowered. Also driving was similar to having bad shocks on the TV. Changed to 1200# bars a the ride was fine."
Your dealer may be able to advise you as well, but what I've shared has been experience, and I am comfortable going to the 12k hitch (bummed though cuz I already had a 10k hitch, but didn't know if it was enough, which is why I started my own investigating). Best of luck in your decision!
2008 Ford F350 King Ranch Lariat SD CC 4x4 V10 4:10
2012 Rockwood Windjammer 3008 - Equalizer 12k
2007 EZGO TXT Lifted/Custom Golf Cart
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