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Old 07-21-2016, 08:23 PM   #11
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How much of a drop do you recommend for hitch? Mine is a 3.5" drop or 1.5" rise. Not sure if I need to pick up something else to throw my ball on.
You'll need the type of receiver ball hitch that accepts whatever brand of WD/sway system you get. You can't just throw a bigger ball on & then expect to attach WD/sway bars. They usually come as a set when you purchase the WD/sway system.

Something like this; https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Dist...e/RP66074.html

It's what I used on my previous travel trailer.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:50 PM   #12
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I haven't bought a W/D hitch yet, just need to get it home tomorrow. I'm sure a 3" drop will be fine. From dealership to my home is about 5 miles give or take.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:32 PM   #13
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Here is a picture of my set up. It looks worse in the pic then actual as far as paint touchup.
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Old 07-22-2016, 07:24 AM   #14
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As said, you need a 2-5/16" ball. The dealer should have one if you haven't already gotten it. You'll also need a draw bar with a 1" or 1" mounting hole depending on the ball you get.

If you plan on pulling it home without weight distribution or sway control, I highly recommend that you take it real slow. And I wouldn't even attempt it without a brake controller. Hopefully you already have that.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:10 AM   #15
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As said, you need a 2-5/16" ball. The dealer should have one if you haven't already gotten it. You'll also need a draw bar with a 1" or 1" mounting hole depending on the ball you get.

If you plan on pulling it home without weight distribution or sway control, I highly recommend that you take it real slow. And I wouldn't even attempt it without a brake controller. Hopefully you already have that.
I will be pulling it about 5 miles home without W/D hitch, I'll feel it out. My truck has a built in brake controller. Thanks for the reply !
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Old 07-22-2016, 09:27 AM   #16
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That looks like a husky centerline TS


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Old 07-22-2016, 12:38 PM   #17
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Just got my 27RKSS home. I asked them about a W/D hitch and they ended up having a used one that had came in with a unit 10k Max and 1k Max TW, also has sway control. Ended up getting it for $100 which was nice. Found a few small issues on walk through they are correcting. A few bulbs were bad, and the exterior decals had bubbles in them where they were poorly attached so they are ordering me a new set. Can't wait to take it out next weekend! Had a hell of a time getting the hitch safety to release from the ball when I got home, a little WD40 and messing with it and she finally came loose
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Old 07-22-2016, 02:58 PM   #18
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Good job.
Glad you made it with hitch (pun intended)!
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Old 07-31-2016, 04:31 PM   #19
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Hello all, just got a 2016 Wildwood 27RKSS as well! I went in to get some parts for my Grand Surveyor and walked out with a Wildwood!! Couldn't pass up the deal. However the sales staff was pretty much useless!!
Couple quick questions.. 1) is there a battery disconnect? 2) anyone figure out how to hack in the remote for awning.. Ect. and do it with your phone or iPad??

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I'm also interested in this. Congratulations on the 27RKSS! We just bought a 17' a week ago, took it out this weekend and it did well. One small issue with the buttons pushing in on the control pad for slide etc (the small ones for tank levels) that we will need to get looked at. Enjoy your new travel trailer!
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