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Old 03-25-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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Is a Curt WDH enough?

We just purchased a 2012 Rockwood 2702SS. I already own a Curt 1000/10000 pound WDH and am trying to decide if I really need to change. One dealer said we need the Equal-i-ler but others have said the Curt is all we need. It has worked fine while towing our 22' Jayco. Anyone with experience towing with the Curt WDH?

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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Your camper is over 32' long...you'll need some type of sway control.

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Old 03-25-2012, 11:53 AM   #3
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The Curt 1000/10000 should be sized correct for the 2602SS. But......I don't think any of the Curt hitches include any kind of integrated sway control. With that long of a trailer, you need sway control. A friction bar (or 2) will be needed if you continue to use the Curt.

You did not include what tow vehicle you are using. With a bigger truck, you might be able to get away with the friction control bars, but you may need to upgrade your entire system if you are towing with a "borderline" vehicle. The Equalizer 4 pt, Reese Straight Line Dual Cam, or the Blue Ox Sway Pro are a few options.
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Shucks Dave, you beat me too it.
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Old 03-25-2012, 12:04 PM   #5
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Would this WDH be ok if I add the sway control? They have a sway control add-on I can buy for $75. Much cheaper than a whole new WD system. Just wondering if the Curt WDH is ok to use. I'm sure Equal-i-zer is the 'best' but if I can use what I have and save hundreds and be safe, that would be preferred. I want to be safe, but don't want to buy more than we need.

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Guess I should have refreshed before I asked another question. I am towing with a 2003 EB Expedition. I know this has a shorter wheel base so I kinow I will need to at minimum add the sway control to the Curt. Just unsure about having to buy a new system. Thanks for all the quick feedback!
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The wheelbase for a 2003 Expedition is 119". That is a 32' trailer. That is a lot of trailer for that vehicle. Minimum would be a WDH with integrated sway control, not friction control bars. I would be leery of pulling that trailer with an Expedition even with a WDH and integrated sway control......sorry, that is just my opinion.

What engine is in the Expy ??
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I have 2003 EB Expedition. GVWR is 7300. Weighed it on a CAT scale and we were at 6500 with full fuel tanks. The tongue weight on the trailer is about 600 pounds so we are under, weight wise, but close to the limit.
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I have 2003 EB Expedition. GVWR is 7300. Weighed it on a CAT scale and we were at 6500 with full fuel tanks. The tongue weight on the trailer is about 600 pounds so we are under, weight wise, but close to the limit.
It is great that you have weighed your Expy. Is that everything loaded up that you plan on traveling with, including passengers and cargo ?? With those figures you only have 800 lbs. of cargo capacity left......the tongue weight could easily equal or exceed that once you get the trailer loaded. My trailer tongue weight "grew" 150 lbs. from the listed empty weight.

As asked previously, what engine is in the Expy ??
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I have a 31ft trailer (Coachmen 292BHDS) that I tow with my Nissan Armada with a Curt and dual friction sway bars. It does more than enough. Would integrated sway control be better , yes, do you need it, no. My Curt setup works perfectly fine. Get 2 friction sway control devices. That is all you need. Just remember to remove the sway control before backing or making VERY sharp turns. It only takes about 30 seconds to do.
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