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Old 04-02-2013, 10:13 PM   #1
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Tongue weight on 27hfs

Anyone know the approximate tongue weight? I am trying to figure out the ball height for my Equalizer hitch. I know specs show 876 lbs. I was just wondering what loaded would be. According to my setup and truck, my ball height tongue weight is set up for 1200lbs according to the Equalizer instructions. Is this enough?
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:27 AM   #2
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Sorry, I have not weighed mine yet and the hitch was setup by the dealer when I picked up the tt.
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:26 PM   #3
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Sorry, I have not weighed mine yet and the hitch was setup by the dealer when I picked up the tt.
They are supposed to set mine up when I pick it up. I was getting bored so I adjusted mine according to directions. Hopefully I got it right.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:51 PM   #4
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i got the 1000/10000 equalizer; and that's what was recommended by Equalizer.
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Get the 10,000/1000 hitch & swing bars at least. It has been pointed out to me here that you will need to be able to handle at least 10%, or more, of the trailer weight on the hitch for it to travel well. We just loaded up our 27HFS this past weekend with our camping gear, golf cart, a full tank of fresh water, and the portable generator on the tounge. Everything except clothes, food, and coolers, and it came in at 9200lbs, with 780 on the tongue. I will need to shift a few things around to get a little more weight to the tongue, but will wait until I get the other things that I mentioned loaded for our first trip, so I can scale it again, and play with how it is loaded. Probably gonna start by turning the golf cart around, since the weight on it it in the rear.

I actually have a 12,000/1200 lb Reese hitch, and bought a friction sway control from etrailer to help make it tow better.
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i got the 1000/10000 equalizer; and that's what was recommended by Equalizer.
Thats what I have. I was just trying to figure out the ball height according to there instructions.
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