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Old 04-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #1
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8315SS Sway Bar & Weight Distribution Hitch

We just won an 8315SS Ultra Lite on EBay and have to drive to Indiana this weekend to pick it up. What type of sway bar is recommended for this unit? Also, my TV is an '09 RAM 1500 with hitch package. Would I need to necessarily need to upgrade to a WDH?

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Old 04-24-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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You will definitely need a wdh with sway bars either built in the hitch package or a pair of add on sway bars.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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You'll certainly need a W/D hitch with integrated sway control such as Reese dual cam or Equal-i-zer. The W/D hitch should have 1000# bars as the unloaded hitch weight of the camper is 639# but will approach 1000# loaded. You'll need sway control with a camper that's 34' long.

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We just won an 8315SS Ultra Lite on EBay and have to drive to Indiana this weekend to pick it up. What type of sway bar is recommended for this unit? Also, my TV is an '09 RAM 1500 with hitch package. Would I need to necessarily need to upgrade to a WDH?

Appreciate any informed opinions!

Thanks!

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Old 04-24-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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Dave, not sure where you got 639lbs TW, but it is more like 850 on the 8315SS. The 8314SS is about what you quoted. The 8315 has the super slide in the front and the 8314 is in the rear.

To the OP, get at minimum a Reese dual cam or Equalizer 4 point. I have a similar trailer and they are long and front heavy.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:53 PM   #6
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Dave, not sure where you got 639lbs TW, but it is more like 850 on the 8315SS. The 8314SS is about what you quoted. The 8315 has the super slide in the front and the 8314 is in the rear.
You are correct. Clicked on the wrong floorplan...d**n mouse.

With the dry tongue weight around 850#, the bars should be 1000 or 1200#. When you say won, I assume you mean won the bid.

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Old 04-24-2012, 02:16 PM   #7
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All the guys on here are correct, go with a WDH. Either the Equalizer or Dual Cam at 12000# would be perfect. Rather have plenty of support than just cutting it close and the price difference is really non. I personally went with the Equalizer after much research. I liked how it connected and with my V-Lite, it was a better system because of space. They both have great reviews online. Good luck and enjoy your new TT. You won't regret the purchase.
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