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Old 04-14-2014, 03:41 PM   #1
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My question is dealer who sold me the WDH said this is the one they install on Pup's most of the time and he had the best price on this one. I mentioned my concern that it might be 'overkill' but he said this was the preferred one of choice.
Any thoughts or comments will be greatly appreciated! I should also mention dry wt. is 2515# with max load recommended at 715# additionally. This would have me in the 350/3500 or slightly less range than the capacity of the hitch rated at 600/6000.
Thanks again to all, this is a great forum and has already been a lot of help!
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:08 PM   #2
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the Reese 350 Mini is by far, the most popular WDH for popups and has been around for many years:

Weight Distribution - Reese
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:28 PM   #3
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Never had a WDH on my Pup, but it was a lot lighter than yours (GVWR 2000lbs).

For anyone who may know more or have some advice if they saw the WDH, here's a link:
e2 600 / 6,000 lb. trunnion hitch [92-00-0600] - $489.00 : Fastway Trailer Products Store
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same E2 600/6,000 hitch for over $100 less and free shipping:

Fastway E2, 6,000 lbs Trunnion Hitch - RVWholesalers.com RV Parts and Accessories
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:34 PM   #5
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We just took delivery of an A122. Weights are somewhat similar to yours, tow vehicle is a Hyundai Entourage minivan. When I took it for a test drive around the lot, I was unhappy with the bounce of both the camper and TV.

I had previously owned a Coleman Westlake PUP towed with a Ford Explorer. PUP sway became a real issue above about 62MPH, so generally stayed below that speed.

Dealer and I discussed options. I ended up having an Equal-i-zer 600/6000 installed, and am happy as a clam at the ride difference. I especially like the built-in anti-sway of the system - I can tow at 75MPH and feel comfortable and safe. More importantly, wife feels comfortable with both the towing and non-towing ride (which hasn't changed) of the van.

From the description, the E2 seems to be very similar to the Equal-i-zer in both function and appearance.

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Old 04-14-2014, 07:00 PM   #6
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Thanks to all for the quick responses, while I'm asking for advice I'm still concerned after some other posts as to whether or not the frame on the pup is ok with using a WDH system. The front 'A'-frame is tubular steel but the it looks to be the rest is constructed with 'C' channel?
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:18 PM   #7
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I can tow at 75MPH and feel comfortable and safe.
Except your trailer tires are probably only rated for 65mph.
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Except your trailer tires are probably only rated for 65mph.
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My question is dealer who sold me the WDH said this is the one they install on Pup's most of the time and he had the best price on this one.
Translation: We actually have this one in stock because it's a pretty common size.

Dry tongue on that model is about 250 lbs. I'd shoot for something in the neighborhood of 400 / 4000. Otherwise the ride may be a little too stiff. The 350 mentioned would be a good choice for you.

The ones I've looked at generally bracket by about 200 lbs. (600=400 to 800 lbs) although I've seen one...don't remember which now, that 600 was max rating. I'd call the mfg to make sure if I didn't find it listed somewhere.

Where you don't want to have a C channel frame is on the A frame where all the stress will be. The actual trailer frame will be fine.
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My trailer can max out at about 3100, so far the heaviest is about 2600+ with a hitch weight of 515. No WD and no sway even at 75 on the interstate. (And my tires are rated to 112 mph)
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