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Old 01-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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What weight distribution hitch do you tow your Roo with?

Hey guys, I have been searching through threads but could not find one specific to Roo's. I am in the process of having my 233s built right now and am ordering things I will need for it. I got a Tekonsha P3 and will get that installed sometime this week.

I was looking at weight distribution hitches and wondered what size you folks use.

I honestly could care less what brand you use, and I am not interested in what brand you use (I have it narrowed down to a Reese dual cam and an Equalizer), I would like to know what weight you are using.

I know everyone will say get it weighed and go from there, blah blah blah, I will not have that option because I am driving long distance to get it.

I put in some hypothetical weights (including the dry weight from the Roo brochure) into the Equalizer web hitch finder and it recommends the 10K hitch. I entered many different weights and only making a drastic change in tongue weight changed the results to a 12k hitch.

So is a 10k equalizer with sway control hitch going to be ok for the Roo? I have heard you do not want a hitch rated too high.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:27 PM   #2
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Grizzly - My 2109S is fairly close to your 233. You are about 1000 lbs heavier dry weight. I have a 10K Equalizer and it has worked fine for me. Driving has been good. No problems. They do squeak though when you are turning sharply in the CG or gas station. That's the price you pay for the resistence. I am satisfied with the Equalizer system.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:30 PM   #3
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It looks like your roo has a gvwr of 6205 lbs. Going by the 13-15% rule for tongue weight- that would be 806 lbs to 930 lbs. I would go with either 1000 or 1200 lb bars. And either reese dual cam or equal-i-zer will be a great choice for you. You might want to enter the max weight of 930 and see which one it says.
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Old 01-21-2013, 05:47 PM   #4
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So is a 10k equalizer with sway control hitch going to be ok for the Roo? I have heard you do not want a hitch rated too high.
We have the same trailer. I tow my 233S with the 1,000/10,000 Equal-I-zer.
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I am getting ready to put this system up for sale and it may be what you need.
It is the Reese Weight Distribution and sway control system with 1,200 lbs spring bars and this is complete with hitch and all.
I used this for a 2006 8314ss Rockwood, the tongue weight was 660 lbs with two full propane bottles (30lbs each). If you have an interest in this hitch PM me.....The 3rd pic is a 30 amp power cord for a FR camper and it is 25' long it has never been used, this is also for sale.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:09 PM   #6
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Grizzly - They do squeak though when you are turning sharply in the CG or gas station. That's the price you pay for the resistence. I am satisfied with the Equalizer system.
The Equal-i-zer noise that can be minimized is the metal on metal screech where the spring bars attach to the L-bracket. Their Sway Bracket Jacket works very well. Cheap at $19 and installs in under a minute. I haven't noticed any loss in sway control.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:16 PM   #7
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Great info everyone! The max tongue weight of 930 (15% of the GVWR per anaro), equalizer wants me in a 12k hitch, at the low end tongue weight 806 (13% of the GVWR per anaro) equalizer wants me in a 10k hitch.

So basically I can learn how to load my trailer properly or just go for a 12k per equalizer.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:58 PM   #8
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Grizzly,

Let me give you some of my TW measurements.

I weigh the tongue with a Sherline before departure and I've never had it weigh 900lbs plus and I have two heavy 6-volt batteries (Trojan T-145's). Lately, I'm at 750lb +/- 25lbs and I recall once being over 800lbs when I loaded with nothing in the back of the trailer. I readjusted before we departed. I've been as low as 650lbs. The 1,200lb bars are overkill if you ask me.

One other thing to help you is to call Progress Mfg and ask to speak to one of their guys. Very helpful service.
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That is exactly what I wanted to hear Triguy! Thanks for the realworld experiences you have had. I know mine may differ depending on my gear and how I load it but this is exactly what I am looking for! I will go for the 10k, and start researching pro's and con's of the Reese v. Equalizer
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10K. Tell Progress 930lbs is the fully loaded TW and they will put you in the 10K. A dry 930 they will tell you 12K.
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