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Old 07-26-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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New T12DDST, and new to the forum

Hello. New here, having just purchased a 2014 Flagstaff T12DDST. We'll be picking up this little beauty on Wednesday.



It was time to downsize from our 2008 Trail Cruiser C191 hybrid. Our boys are now 25 and 20 and out of the house. That, and hauling our beloved rolling billboard is getting way too costly with fuel prices being what they are.

I do have one question I'm hoping you all might have an answer to. I have a Reese weight distribution hitch with anti sway for our Trail Cruiser. I asked our dealer if the frame on the new camper is beefy enough to take the weight distribution. He said "Sure.", but I wasn't left with the feeling that he was all that sure.

I don't know that I need it, but if the frame is OK for using it I would like to. I figure you can never have too stable of a trailer.

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Old 07-26-2013, 03:39 PM   #2
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Congrats on the camper! Why don't have the dealer install the wdh? Before you take delivery, It will be cover by their service dept then. Just my 2c's!
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:12 PM   #3
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Thanks.

I get what you're saying, but if the frame isn't rated for a WDH I don't want me or them installing it.
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Lot's of A frame folks here, I'm sure they will help you soon. Nice looking camper!
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Lot's of A frame folks here, I'm sure they will help you soon. Nice looking camper!
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:44 PM   #6
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This is from Forest River rv owners manual.
weighT disTribuTiOn hiTChes
Hitches can be installed on units with box tube A frames (i.e. not on C-channel A frames), with the following five stipulations:
1. Properly installed by a qualified trained technician.
2. Match system with GVWR of the camper.
3. The camper is loaded per the manufacturer’s recommendations. 4. Never exceed 15% of the GVWR on the ball hitch.
5. No weld on weight distributing hitch mounting brackets.
note: failing to folloW any of the above 5 stipulations Will voiD the fraMe War- ranty on your CaMper.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:48 PM   #7
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O have a Reese lightweight WDH on my A126, works great an no problems. You won't want to use a heavy spring bar system (I.e. your old one) for the AFrame.
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Old 07-26-2013, 06:50 PM   #8
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Oh, depending on your tv, I doubt you'll need wdh (unless you also downsides your tow vehicle. Sway is also of little concern on the aframes. I don't have anti sway on mine and tow with a 2-door jeep wrangler. Performs like a champ.
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Congrats on your new trailer! Using a WD with it shouldnt be a prob, that all depends on your tow vehicle.
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Welcome to the group Wojo, as jeep4two said depending on Tv you may not need WDH. we tow with 06 honda ridgeline with no issues and use nothing but the hitch
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