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Old 06-09-2016, 12:05 PM   #1
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WDH with 3/4 and 1 ton trucks

I've been eyeing some heavier trucks. Mainly 3500hd crew cab srw chevies. I've also seen a used 2015 3500 hd dually crew cab. and looked at a few 2500hd trucks. All with diesel.


This leads me to ask this question since I've always had 1/2 ton (silverado 1500) and always used wdh and sway control.

Do you really need the wdh once you start using the heavy duty trucks to tow with?
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:10 PM   #2
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Yes. No matter how heavy duty the truck, a bumper pull removes weight off of the front axle. A WD hitch puts that weight back on the front axle.

A light front end makes for bad towing.

Now, how heavy the truck and how heavy the trailer are things that you must evaluate in a WD need or not.


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Old 06-09-2016, 12:11 PM   #3
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A WD hitch also lifts the rear end. That is less of an issue the bigger truck you get.

Unloading the front is still an issue.


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Old 06-09-2016, 12:11 PM   #4
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I still use WD, I think it still tows much better even if the trailer and truck may not "technically" needed.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:29 PM   #5
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I use a WDH with my 3/4 T
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:36 PM   #6
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A lot of states have laws that require wdh and brakes based on weight of trailer. I use mine with my 1 ton, and on my landscape trailer when carrying anything over 4K.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:41 PM   #7
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Do you really need the wdh once you start using the heavy duty trucks to tow with?
YES you do.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:46 PM   #8
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Yes, but once you switch to a fifth well, it's much easier. 😁😁😁👍👍👍👍
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Yes, but once you switch to a fifth well, it's much easier. 😁😁😁👍👍👍👍
I figure I'll end up with a 5th wheel someday, so next truck will be a 3500HD. Whether or not it's srw or drw is the only question.
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Old 06-09-2016, 01:33 PM   #10
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The Ford Towing Guide calls for a WDH on even the heaviest vehicles, when TW exceeds 500 lbs.
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