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Old 03-02-2014, 09:17 PM   #1
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Question How much is too much Distribution?

I recently purchased a Grey Wolf 28BH. I have a 3/4ton Suburban rated 1000lb tongue/9600lb towing. From what I've seen online the tongue wt on the trailer should be between 700/800 and from what I remember the yellow sticker on the trailer is mid 7,500+/-. I'm not sure what weights to go with on a distribution hitch. I though bigger the better but saw on a few other post going too big can cause just as many problems as going with too little. We usually travel with a second family so we bring more than we need most of the time. What is the happy medium I should shoot for?

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Old 03-02-2014, 09:26 PM   #2
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I would say a 1,000 pound spring bar setup would be the way to go. Maybe even a touch more. The hitch is actually designed to transfer any weight behind the rear axle. That would also include whatever gear you may have in the back of the suburban as well.

Going with too stiff of bars will create a stiffer ride is truly about the only down side. The harshness can be lessened by just not putting so much tension on the bars. So I would feel 1,000 or 1,200 depending on the amount of gear you plan to bring with you in the rear of the suburban!


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Old 03-02-2014, 09:29 PM   #3
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Ensure all fluids Waters are drained before you pull. Add 150 lbs. for food etc., 175lbs for each person, plus their 80lbs of gear, add that to 9600lb towing and you will get close to what your suburban will be hauling. Additionally, research a weight distribution type hitch.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:33 PM   #4
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:15 AM   #5
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I have the 800-1200 bars on my trailer. (of the above likned hitches) 825lb tongue weight (950 if including hitch itself). Works good and I am glad I didn't go 1 size down like the dealer recommended.

I would recommend the EZ lift over the husky. although they are identical, the EZ lift has a threaded head adjuster, vs a rivet and washers on the husky. makes fine tuning and adjusting the hitch way easier.
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Old 03-05-2014, 12:53 AM   #6
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Check out Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution

Excellent resource for WDH information.


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