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Old 04-29-2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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WDH for HW277

Hey, any HW277 owners out there using a WDH? I purchased a BlueOx Sway Pro and it seems the a-frame design will not accommodate the clamp on lift brackets. Before I go drilling into the frame I wanted to see what others have done.

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Old 04-30-2015, 04:31 PM   #2
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Personally, I think that WDH is overkill for pulling a popup.
Most popup owners use a Reese WDH specific for popups.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:12 PM   #3
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Personally, I think that WDH is overkill for pulling a popup.
Most popup owners use a Reese WDH specific for popups.
WDH really depends on the tongue weight. Many SUV's require them when the tongue is over 500 or 600lbs.
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Old 04-30-2015, 08:22 PM   #4
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I bought a 6000# Equalizer unit and can tell you I need to adjust to the minimum weight distribution to stay optimal. TV is a F-150 4x4.
Still like the sway control it provides none the less.
Could only get the trailer side brackets back to 31 inches due to frame cut outs and had to relocate emergency breakaway unit to do so.


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Old 04-30-2015, 08:32 PM   #5
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The Ford Explorer, even with the OEM Tow Package, requires a WDH when the Tongue Weight (TW) is over 200 pounds. I'm at about 400 pounds TW so I am looking for a decent setup myself...
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We have a 2014 A122 (max gross 3100 lbs) towed by a 2008 Hyundai Entourage (minivan). Test driving at delivery in the dealer's lot showed a lot of bounce and porpoising for both vehicles. Dealer recommended and I accepted install of Equalizer 600/6000 WDH/anti-sway. Propane tank tray (dual tanks) had to be raised 2" to fit the brackets. Even then the brackets are slightly closer to the hitch than factory recommended - the reason for the heavier bars than tongue weight requires.

With the WDH, Entourage rides nearly the same with Aframe in tow as without - very comfortable road car. Wife is even willing to drive towing - handling is really that good, even at 75 MPH. She drove I-80 through Nebraska in 30MPH crosswinds at 65 MPH without complaining - and I was able to catch up on sleep.

Before, we had a 2000 Coleman Westlake PUP behind a 1993 Ford Explorer, no WDH. The PUP would go into sway anytime I got over 62 MPH. Taking the PUP from San Francisco to Lake Tahoe (or on to Colorado) was always a white knuckle experience.

If you have a 300lb + tongue weight, especially on a soft suspension TV, you will be thankful that you spent the money on a good WDH. Anti-sway is always welcome. Wife looks forward to weekend camping trips because we have fun, and no white knuckle moments. WDH - I don't tow without it anymore!

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The Ford Explorer, even with the OEM Tow Package, requires a WDH when the Tongue Weight (TW) is over 200 pounds. I'm at about 400 pounds TW so I am looking for a decent setup myself...
Typo correction! A WDH is required at weights over 350 pounds, not 200, as erroneously stated above.... FYI, Electronic Sway Control is part of the Tow Package...
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Fords electronic sway control provides limited sway control by modulating the brakes like the traction control. Does not replace a good mechanical sway control device.

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If the vehicles anti sway control is active or in use, you are already half way to trouble. get an sway bar installed- save your white knuckles for the 12oz cold ones.
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I used an Andersen WDH. Found it much lighter and much easier to put on and take off. Check out their YouTube videos to learn more.
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