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Old 03-04-2011, 09:08 AM   #1
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Will a Rockwood 1910 accept weight distribution?

To be more specific, will it accept it and NOT void the warranty at the same time?
I"m having a hard time getting FR to answer me.

Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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what's a "Rockford" 1910? don't know of a Rockford brand. do you mean Rockwood? and what type of RV is it?

and what will you be pulling with?
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:43 PM   #3
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Whoops! Yes, I meant RockWOOD. The 1910 is a tent trailer. I want to use WD but not if it's going to void the frame warranty.
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Old 03-04-2011, 03:48 PM   #4
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you still haven't said what you're going to pull it with.
i had an 4.0 v-6 Explorer and i didn't need a WDH to pull my popups.
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Old 03-04-2011, 05:06 PM   #5
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2007 Nissan Quest. The issue for me is not so much whether I need WD - I could probably get away w/out it. Once loaded TW will be around 300lbs and for my van that's getting up there. What I'm trying to determine is whether or not adding a WDH will void the 1910's frame warranty.
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2007 Nissan Quest. The issue for me is not so much whether I need WD - I could probably get away w/out it. Once loaded TW will be around 300lbs and for my van that's getting up there. What I'm trying to determine is whether or not adding a WDH will void the 1910's frame warranty.
A light-duty WD would be more than enough, and shouldn't have any effect on your warranty. A single-bar setup would be good, but you have the lift mechanism at that location on the tongue.
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Old 03-04-2011, 06:46 PM   #7
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Instead of the W/D hitch, you could also look into installing air bags on your tow vehicle to keep it level. Don't think you need weight distribution for 300# tongue weight.

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Old 03-04-2011, 07:40 PM   #8
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Instead of the W/D hitch, you could also look into installing air bags on your tow vehicle to keep it level. Don't think you need weight distribution for 300# tongue weight. Dave
i agree.
the Quest's payload is 1204lbs. and a WDH's weight would have to factored into that. so, you'll lose about 100lbs. from that payload number.
a anti-sway bar would be a good addition.
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Old 03-07-2011, 09:31 AM   #9
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I was originally thinking the Reese Mini 350 but have heard you have to jack the TV way the hell up to get the bars on and off every time. Eff that.
Now I'm thinking about the Equal-i-zer 400 which, apparantly has no such issues...but costs more. Predicatable.
Both have integrated sway contriol, btw.
As for air bags, they don't really do anything to redistribute weight do they?
Like I said, I could probably get away w/out WD but the thing is I don't want to be marginal. For what it's worth I'd prefer to have things balanced properly. Remember the Quest is FWD so...
Also, when the day comes when we outgrow this trailer and move into a small TT or hybrid (and get a real TV) then I'll probably need and be able to use the 400 again.
I forgot to mention the year of the trailer. It's a 2011 and I've heard - but again can't get FR to confirm - that older Rockwood popups won't accept WD but newer (2009+?) will.
Thanks for the replys so far.
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Old 03-07-2011, 10:36 AM   #10
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Rockford, just for info, i know of no hybrid owner that uses the 400lbs. Equalizer.
it's not adequate for a hybrid's tongue weight, even the smaller one.
i've only read it being used for popups. and as far as i know, you have to upgrade the hitch head to go to the 600lbs. Equalizer.
i admire your efforts to ensure safety for your family.
not many are willing to that.
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