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Old 09-30-2013, 04:27 AM   #31
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We did end up purchasing the clipper 108sp pop up. We got a class 3 hitch with the brake controller. There is a bar on the back, however it wasnt the weight distribution bars that was recommended when we were planning on getting the bunkhouse. The tongue weight on the pop up was right at 200 lbs. We towed it home on Friday. There were no big issues. We still may consider the weight distribution bars. My husband didn't like the way the suspension sat in the rear. It seems a bit low.

Honestly, we will probably stick to campgrounds. I don't forsee any mountanous terrain in the near future. We do have 2 kids, so the gear could get a bit heavy for a week long trip, which would have been a larger concern if we stuck with the bunkhouse.

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Old 10-07-2013, 10:55 AM   #32
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Regarding the "experts" at Can Am, all they are doing is putting in enough WD to get equal compression front and rear, spreading things out as much as possible. Then, if they feel that the loads involved can't be supported by the stock structure of the vehicle (minivan, etc), they they bolt/weld in additional structures. If you don't have a problem with them making major modifications to your vehicle, then have at it. But before you go, just realize they are intentionally ignoring the OEM, and by using them, so do their customers.

Anyway, to the OP:
Enjoy your popup. Find out what the loaded TW is after you get your stuff loaded. Your Honda manual should tell you at what TW (or loaded trailer weight) they recommend/require a WDH, to restore lost weight to the front wheels. But even if you are right at that limit, you can always get one to get things leveled out. It will definitely make for a more comfortable ride.

Can't remember if I already gave this info, but the Reese/Drawtite "Mini-350" would be a great light-duty WDH kit for your rig.

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