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Old 08-30-2016, 08:16 PM   #1
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Is a WDH necessary for a 179?

I had inadvertently posted this as a reply to another thread.

My wife and I are considering the purchase of a R-Pod 179. We currently have a big "Taj Mahaulable" (LaCrosse 327) and pull it with a 2004 Chev 2500 3/4 ton diesel. With the LaCrosse we definitely need and use a WDH.

I am wondering if I need a WDH for the R-Pod. The tongue weight for the R-pod is less than 300 lbs. versus almost 800 lbs for the Lacrosse. From this forum I gather that you need the WDH when using a SUV to pull. But when using a Pick-up, some people use a WDH others don't.

So what is the answer? To WDH or not to WDH?
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:22 PM   #2
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R-pod and a chevy 2500 I'm thinking your going to be fine w/o wdh.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:23 PM   #3
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You may need sway control but I doubt weight distribution.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:49 AM   #4
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That R-Pod on that 2500. I don't think you'll need either weight distribution or sway control.

Maintain a decent tongue weight percentage and just hook her up and go.
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Old 08-31-2016, 11:56 AM   #5
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We have towed our 179 over 15,000 miles in the last 15 months with a 2015 Nissan Frontier we have neither a WDH or Sway Control and have had no problems.
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Old 08-31-2016, 04:58 PM   #6
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Sway control might be a good idea. We have a 177 and pull it with a minivan or Jeep. Wdh and sway bars means we barely know it's there.
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Old 08-31-2016, 07:51 PM   #7
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Look at the laws of where you are traveling. I thought some required it based on weight of trailer, not vehicle towing.
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What the heck is a WDH?

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I had inadvertently posted this as a reply to another thread.

My wife and I are considering the purchase of a R-Pod 179. We currently have a big "Taj Mahaulable" (LaCrosse 327) and pull it with a 2004 Chev 2500 3/4 ton diesel. With the LaCrosse we definitely need and use a WDH.

I am wondering if I need a WDH for the R-Pod. The tongue weight for the R-pod is less than 300 lbs. versus almost 800 lbs for the Lacrosse. From this forum I gather that you need the WDH when using a SUV to pull. But when using a Pick-up, some people use a WDH others don't.

So what is the answer? To WDH or not to WDH?
So what vehicle are you planning to tow with. Your post is not quite clear. If using the 3/4 ton truck your good to go. Later RJD
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