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Old 02-17-2009, 08:26 PM   #1
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I live in Texas by Lubbock. My wife and I just traded our Rockwood 2302 for a mini lite 1809. I tow with a 08 Silverado and have a question. The hitch weight dry is 136+ and what I need to know is wheather a WDH is a must. I have tow package and the trailer is not even close to maxing out tv.

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Old 02-18-2009, 04:15 AM   #2
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If the camper weighs 5,000 lbs or more you will need a WD hitch system. This is recommended in your truck manual. It doesn't matter if you are under your truck capacity, it's the amount of weight you are towing and have some kind of device to help you keep it under control.

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Old 02-18-2009, 07:11 AM   #3
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Welcome to the site. The 1809 has a GVWR of 4556 lbs, so I agree that you're no where near the capacity of your TV. I don't know that you'll need a WDH but you might want one.

To tow correctly your tongue weight (TW) should be at least 10% of your RV's weight. I would shoot for 12% but anywhere between 10% & 15% should work great. I owned an RV once that I HAD to tow with the fresh water tank full to get the TW heavy enough to tow correctly.

Equal-i-zer now makes a 400 lb model that might be perfect for you. It would give you some weight distribution as well as some sway control. Even if you don't specifically need it, it sure makes your rig tow safer.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:01 PM   #4
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I ended up putting sway conrol only for now. Seems to tow fine. Thanks for the replys.
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