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Old 10-11-2018, 06:10 AM   #1
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Rockwood GeoPro G19FD WDH question

So I'm still waiting for my GeoPro G19FD to be built. In the mean time, I've purchased a suitable tow vehicle (2015 Ford F150 4x4), and been researching weight distribution hitches (WDH). I settled on this one, https://www.etrailer.com/Weight_Dist...2-00-0800.html, a Fastway E2. The price is reasonable, and the most important thing for me is it is good for tongue weights between 400 and 800 lbs. I'm told the GeoPro has a heavy tongue weight and would probably fall towards the upper end of this range when loaded.

I contacted etrailer.com with an installation question (after ordering it), and the rep said he does not think it will fit my trailer because of all the stuff on the tongue that would block the WDH brackets!!! Now I'm looking at having to ship it back for 108 bucks and it hasn't even arrived yet!

CAN ANYBODY WHO HAS THIS TRAILER PLEASE MEASURE FROM THE TIP OF THE HITCH BACK TOWARDS THE TRAILER BOX AND LET ME KNOW IF ANYTHING WILL BE BLOCKING THE BRACKETS FOR THE WDH?
The brackets have to be installed between 27 and 30 inches back from the tip of the hitch. I am hoping this area is between the propane tanks and battery boxes and I can still use this hitch when it arrives. If you click on the link above for the WDH, you can see the brackets I'm talking about.
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Old 10-11-2018, 06:29 AM   #2
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Looking at installation diagram again, the 27" to 30" open territory I need is measured parallel to the frame to where the CENTER of where the ball would be, not the tip.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:08 AM   #3
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I have a 2019 GeoPro 17-PR and should be same. I had to relocate the brake safety switch but otherwise my E-4 fit fine. I think I was right at 30.
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That is encouraging Mike, I hope our tongue set up is the same, I'd hate to waste 108 bucks on return shipping for nothing.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:51 AM   #5
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That is encouraging Mike, I hope our tongue set up is the same, I'd hate to waste 108 bucks on return shipping for nothing.

I'm guessing worst case scenario you might have to relocate something on the tongue like someone else mentioned. I wouldn't fret about it.
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Old 10-11-2018, 07:56 AM   #6
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If it's something as minor as a brake safety switch, yeah no problem, but if the cover for the propane tanks is in the way, or the battery shelf, that's a different story.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:51 PM   #7
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Happy to picture and measure when I get home, once I clear off the 5 inches of snow! My 2019.5 19fd has a TW of 560, with two batteries, 1 3/4 of the propane full, and all tanks empty
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:27 PM   #8
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OMG, where are you with 5 inches of snow already??? There is no location in your profile, you can add by going into USER CP tab at top of page. And I would appreciate that just to know for sure this thing will fit my tongue frame. I'm told the brackets themselves are about 2inches wide left to right, so as long as I have that much space between 27 and 30 inches from the center of the ball socket, I'm golden! Looks like brackets will protrude about an inch or two above the tongue frame.
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Thanks for that, I've added it. I'm in central Colorado. Like to think its a fluke storm, but it won't stop! I am winterized (just), but was hoping for another trip or two. When I get home I'll take a few photos with a measuring tape. I can post photos here, yes? Congrats on the TT, you have outstanding taste apparently.
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Old 10-11-2018, 01:52 PM   #10
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Thanks Scott. Rain from Hurricane (now trop storm) is here now in NJ, thank God it's in the 70's, "don't have to shovel rain!". Oh, and if that's not an annoying enough overused saying, I'll throw in a "Cold enough for ya?"
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