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Old 04-18-2014, 08:53 AM   #31
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Do you mean a weight distribution hitch? Yes, I use the Equalizer 4 way anti sway weight distribution hitch set up. It helps quite a bit especially in windy conditions or when a semi passes by. The purpose of a WDH is to transfer some of the weight to the front of the tow vehicle so the rear axel is not carrying the whole load. I have towed without a WDH and will never do that again. It was "white knuckles" the entire trip. Well worth the money. To me it is absolutely essential.
X2 here - especially the windy part - be careful! don't speed
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Old 04-18-2014, 09:31 AM   #32
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We are going to get one because everyone is in favor of it. I want to keep ourselves and everyone we meet in the road safe so we're going to be sure and get this done before our journeys. Thanks for all the great info!!
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Vpierce, once you drive with a WDH you will notice the improved stability. You will be glad you purchased it.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:19 AM   #34
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Vpierce, once you drive with a WDH you will notice the improved stability. You will be glad you purchased it.
Gus, what kind of gas mileage do you get with that setup.
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:52 AM   #35
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Just picked up our Flagstaff Micro-lite today and brought it home! Very excited to go out and try it out soon. We didn't get a stabilizer hitch and it towed fine. Just want to know if others tow with stabilizer bar etc?
It helps leveling the trailer and it keep it from swaying on the interstates
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It helps leveling the trailer and it keep it from swaying on the interstates
Billy, How do you do on mileage?
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:12 AM   #37
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Thanks Billy
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Vpierce, now that's an interesting question, my mileage. Usually, I'm at 9.9 mpg according to the Durango gauge. However, on my trip to Alaska and back (11,000) miles I averaged 10.5 mpg and that included a lot of mountain driving. The only difference I can think of is that on my Alaska trip I had a hard Yakima storage box on my roof. Could that box create some kind of air flow away from the flat front of the TT giving me better gas mileage? I'm not an engineer so I don't know but I was continually surprised by the better mileage. On an 11,000 mile trip, the extra half mile per gallon was a welcome surprise. I plan on using the Yakima box now on all longer trips. It is a good place to stow the RVQ which is bulky and gets in the way.
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Alaska is a beautiful trip! We did it back in 2005. We went with my parents and pulled a fifth wheel. Our son was 13 at the time. It was a great trip. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!! Thanks for the info.
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Billy, How do you do on mileage?
On the interstate about 12 miles a gallon.But I go the the mountains a lot and there is a three mile hill and steep so it isn't that great
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