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Old 05-27-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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WDH necessary??

I am going to pick up my new HW296 in several days and was wondering if I will have to install a WDH? My vehicle is a 2008 Nissan Frontier crew cab 2wd. The tongue weight on the HW296 is like 383 lbs.( to lazy to get up and look up exact). Total,weight of unit is about 3400 lbs( still lazy)dry. Truck is rated for 6000 lbs towing.

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Old 05-27-2014, 05:25 PM   #2
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Yes, You will want the WDH and the trailer will tow sooooo much better.

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Old 05-27-2014, 05:30 PM   #3
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Needed ?? Maybe. Check the sticker on the Frontier receiver hitch to see what the weight carrying vs. weight distributing stats are.

A good idea ?? Probably. Even though the dry tongue weight is around 383 lbs., loaded for camping that could be significantly more. That may make the back end of the Frontier squat, and the front end raise, with not very good driving characteristics.

I used a WDH with my Trailmanor and my F150 even though the tongue weight was onlyi 500 lbs.

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Old 05-27-2014, 05:48 PM   #4
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Necessary, no. Will you be much happier towing, absolutely. It's about more than helping your truck carry the load, which yours doesn't exactly need. But it will level it out, it will control bouncing and just make it more stable overall.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:01 AM   #5
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3400 dry will be around 4400 loaded.
4400 * 12% = ~525lb TW ( you probably have a 600 lb limit)
Check your owner's manual to be sure, but I believe a WDH is required for this application.
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