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Old 02-29-2016, 01:08 PM   #21
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Just the battery and 20# propane bottles filled weigh close to 300#'s then add whatever you load up front of the RV closest to the hitch. My Shasta was a beast with nearly 1,100#'s of hitch weight, now my Roo comes in around 750-800 all loaded up and I have the Anderson hitch rated at MAX 1400/14000, I have it set just right for my trailer and I will never exceed max.


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Old 02-29-2016, 03:57 PM   #22
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Yooroo, I have a new hitch on my wish list before fall. You are close enough to come get our old one! I will let you know. Good to hear someone else is using inherited parts. I " borrowed" this hitch from my dad about 15 years ago when he sold his camper.
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Old 03-01-2016, 07:16 AM   #23
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New Hitch

Been full-timing for a year and a half in a 3008 Windjammer with an Anderson hitch. No grease, no squeaks or groans, damps bounce and tows as well as my fifth wheels. Only issue is that you have to be pretty well aligned when hitching, or chains won't reach. Also, make sure you use plastic ties to keep eye bolts in plate from coming loose (don't ask how I know).
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:11 PM   #24
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Well, we went to the dealer today and put the down payment on the 3006. I got them to throw in the 12k equalizer hitch. They wanted to give me the 10k but, I told them the camper was under rated and is heavier than it says. The camper had some issues to be looked at so, we will be picking it up next week if everything goes as planned.
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Old 03-08-2016, 09:54 PM   #25
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Congrats on a very good choice! If you get the dual battery take a look at the parallel jumper, ours was way too small a wire gauge and don't let the PDI tech tell you it is ok to leave the table up when towing...
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:25 PM   #26
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Congrats! And welcome to the WJ club. I hope you have a great times in your new trailer. Good choice.
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Old 03-09-2016, 10:56 AM   #27
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Gectisme,
What table are you talking about? The dinning table? What happens if it's up when you're towing?
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Old 03-09-2016, 11:09 AM   #28
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What table are you talking about? The dinning table? What happens if it's up when you're towing?
Yes, if you have the "U" dinette, make sure you stow it in it's holding spot, which is down and inserted like you are going to use the dinette as a bed. If you leave it up and don't secure it, it will walk it's way to the bathroom wall and knock against it as you tow. It wasn't too big a deal but it did put some scratches on the wall and table on a brand new unit... It was up as we were closing the unit up getting ready for the tow home and I specifically asked the PDI Tech if it should be stowed and he said "no, it will stay where it is at". It's pretty much common sense after I got home and saw what happened, sometimes common sense misses me. Plus, you will learn how to fold the table legs, it is actually really easy - once you figure it out. If someone shows you, that's even better.
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New to this world of camping. Have me worried now, I just received my 1000/10,000 Equalizer for towing a 2016 Windjammer 2008w. The literature tells me it was around 850 tongue weight, how does one actually determine a true tongue weight? Hope I didn't mess up as returning will upset the boss (wife). Thanks for your input.
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Congrats! And welcome to the WJ club. I hope you have a great times in your new trailer. Good choice.
X 2 And welcome to the V-nose family. Later RJD
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