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Old 07-21-2017, 08:25 PM   #1
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Sway/Weight Distribution 2012 Wildwood Xlite

Hi guys. I'm looking at purchasing a weight distributing hitch to pull my 261BHXL travel trailer. The trailer weighs about 4300lbs dry and I'm pulling it with a 1500 chevy pick up. What rating hitch do you all suggest: 600 - 800 - 1000??
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I have Wildwood 2017 261bhxl, I use Fastway e2 wdh, tow with 2015 Ram 1500 44. It's does a good job.
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Forgot to add, 1000lbs max bars and 10000lbs max hitch head.
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Forgot to add, 1000lbs max bars and 10000lbs max hitch head.


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Old 07-22-2017, 12:13 AM   #5
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I have a 2015 261bhxl too. I have the e2 wdh. 10k lb
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Hi guys. I'm looking at purchasing a weight distributing hitch to pull my 261BHXL travel trailer. The trailer weighs about 4300lbs dry and I'm pulling it with a 1500 chevy pick up. What rating hitch do you all suggest: 600 - 800 - 1000??
Check out the Hensley or Propride. I chose the Propride and love it.
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Check out the Hensley or Propride. I chose the Propride and love it.
I can't speak for Hensley, however, my overall experience with the ProPride hitch was less than pleasant. The thing weighed a ton, was a PITA to hookup and never did perform the way I thought it should. I'm going with an Andersen hitch now and will share my experience after I take possession of my new travel trailer.
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This is where I'm getting stuck. They all have a 10,000lb towing capacity but the 600-800-1000 is based on tongue weight.
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This is where I'm getting stuck. They all have a 10,000lb towing capacity but the 600-800-1000 is based on tongue weight.
Keep in mind everything you load on tongue(propane, batteries) will add weight to tongue. So will what you load in front of camper & in truck bed.
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Keep in mind everything you load on tongue(propane, batteries) will add weight to tongue. So will what you load in front of camper & in truck bed.


What is your tongue weight?- (since we have similar camper and truck)
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