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Old 06-06-2013, 11:42 PM   #1
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How do I determine the necessary WDH capacity

We put a deposit on a Grey Wolf 28bhks I'm planning to tow with our 2012 5.0L F150 supercrew. Based on the forum it seems about as heavy a trailer (5200# Dry) as I'd want with the truck.

My question is with a dry tongue weight of 750 and a potential loaded tongue weight over 1000# do I need a 1200# hitch or is that overkill?

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Old 06-07-2013, 12:10 AM   #2
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1200 is what you want for that camper. We had a 28bh, which is similar weights, and an e2 hitch with built in sway control pulling with a 1/2t burb. 1200 is what we had and it worked great.
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Old 06-07-2013, 12:49 AM   #3
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My tt is similarly sized. I have 1200 lb bars as well. You want to determine the max tongue weight and go to the next size above it.... In this case you are looking at a max gvwr of 7700 lbs. 15% of 7700 lbs is 1155 lbs. You likely will never see that high of a tongue weight but it isn't impossible. 1200 lbs is next size up from 1155 lbs.
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We put a deposit on a Grey Wolf 28bhks I'm planning to tow with our 2012 5.0L F150 supercrew. Based on the forum it seems about as heavy a trailer (5200# Dry) as I'd want with the truck.

My question is with a dry tongue weight of 750 and a potential loaded tongue weight over 1000# do I need a 1200# hitch or is that overkill?

Thanks for the help
IMO, Go heavy (up to the hitch limit for your truck's receiver).
One day you might want to upgrade to a heavier camper/tow vehicle.

WD hitch's don't go bad... Mine is still in the shed (have a 5th wheel now) and use it occasionally. Never know when you might need to tow your brother's Backhoe to his farm.
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