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Old 05-07-2015, 08:39 PM   #11
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If you don't go with the WDH you will always be second guessing yourself, so alleviate the worry and go all-in.
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:47 AM   #12
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Keep in mind, the opposite extreme is also possible. This could end up being only 3500 lbs loaded, and only 10% on the ball, or 350 lbs TW.

jemnelson,
You certainly would not be disappointed in the performance of a good WDH with integrated sway control. If you have $500 that you won't miss, by all means, get the 6000 lbs rated Equal-I-zer and enjoy.

But if you are questioning the need for WDH, you will never really know unless you get an accurate TW reading on the loaded trailer. 1 or 2 local trips with only the friction sway controller will allow you the time to determine these things, and potentially save you $500.

IMO, either way, you win. There is no safety concern, whatever you choose, since you are well within all ratings either way.

Happy Camping!
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Old 05-08-2015, 09:58 AM   #13
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If you don't go with the WDH you will always be second guessing yourself, so alleviate the worry and go all-in.
Huh??

If they do go with the WDH now, they will never know whether it was the right decision, since they would never have tried it without. And once purchase and installed, who would get rid of a WDH?

But if they don't go with the WDH right away, they can always purchase a WDH at any time, and know fully that it was (or wasn't) the right decision. Why would they be second guessing anything? That's the whole point of trying it without WDH first.
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Old 05-08-2015, 10:23 PM   #14
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Huh??

If they do go with the WDH now, they will never know whether it was the right decision, since they would never have tried it without. And once purchase and installed, who would get rid of a WDH?

But if they don't go with the WDH right away, they can always purchase a WDH at any time, and know fully that it was (or wasn't) the right decision. Why would they be second guessing anything? That's the whole point of trying it without WDH first.
There are plenty of people towing with WDHs that don't necessarily need it for the added peace-of-mind knowing their setup is as good as they can make it. Going without WDH may be an ok decision for them, but going with WDH would never be the wrong thing to do from a safety point of view.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:50 PM   #15
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Agree for sure with indybp57, for the extra couple bucks and possibly a much safer tow package, there's no question about getting the WDH. I tow my 21' Wildwood with a wet weight of approx. 7500 lbs with my long box crew cab 1 ton Duramax, the truck way over rated for what I'm towing. I've towed the trailer without the WDH and with (simply because they came with it!) it and I honestly found no difference. However, the fact I have the WDH could make the entire tow unit much safer should something occur while towing the TT, be it a tire blowing out or whatever, the "peace of mind" factor is there that I've done all I can to make my unit as road worthy as possible. Its no different than those that buy cheapo tires for their tow vehicle, and when you consider there is only a small patch of rubber holding nearly 4 tons of vehicle on the road, wouldn't you want the best tire you can get! Sameo for the WDH, just get it.... Sherm
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:33 PM   #16
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Hook it up, tow it to a hitch place and add the dual cam, bet you will love the difference driving home.
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