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Old 06-11-2015, 02:27 PM   #1
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Hello all,
We Pick up our new 2015 Surveyor 264RKS in the morning.
Then hit the road for the weekend.
Pulling her with my 2500HD Duramax and curious to know if I will end up needing any type of load leveling or anti-sway hitch.....This only due to reading a lot lately and many other RV forum members mention this regularly..
How does yours pull??


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Old 06-11-2015, 02:37 PM   #2
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Welcome from NE FLA. I would not tow without a good WDH with sway control; just gives you more security. Why stress if you don't have to.

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Old 06-11-2015, 02:40 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome.

Most hitches require WD over 5000lbs, your trailer has GVWR 7650. Also a sway control for an almost 30' trailer. It will make it much more enjoyable towing it.
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Old 06-11-2015, 02:45 PM   #4
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Ditto on needing a WDH AND sway control.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:01 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new Surveyor. This looks like a longer version of our Wildwood. Also roughly the same configuration and weight. While the 3/4 ton Duramax is very capable, I'd recommend the WDH and anti-sway. I've pulled our TT without the WDH for short distances and can say I would not pull our TT without the WDH anti-sway set up on any trip loaded. The difference is quite noticeable. I feel much more comfortable and stable (rock solid) using the WDH. We do a fair amount of two lane road, scenic-by-way driving and having the extra measure of control is great!
For our money, well worth the investment.
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:35 PM   #6
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You have a great start having the 2500 Duramax/ Allison set up. Having a WDH with sway control your travels will be awesome.
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:20 PM   #7
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Yep you will need a WDH with sway control hitch. The longer he trailer the more important it is to have these items.

I just wish the folks that built the trailers would factor in the position of the axles and calculate the distances to place them so we would not need all these add on items. I've toed for years a 24 ft enclosed car trailer and never had to add all the sway control and could drive 80MPH wih no problems. I know it can be done just convice the builders to see the light. Later RJD
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Old 06-14-2015, 10:29 PM   #8
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Thanks for the replies.
Looking at some online now...seems there are some choices..

Pulled the new TT 140+ miles over the weekend less a wdh...
I regularly pull a 24' car hauler with no issues....however i could feel
Where some improvement could be had...

As for the TT experience, alot different from the old tent and camping gear.

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