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Old 07-21-2015, 03:59 PM   #11
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Unfortunately, THEY were wrong. If they are using the WDH to get the tandem axle camper level when towing, they are sort of correct.

Without WDH, the rear end of the tow vehicle sags under the tongue weight. The entire camper tongue weight is on the tow vehicle rear axle plus a little weight is transferred from the front to the back by virtue of the sag (softer rear suspension is impacted more than a stiff truck).

The WDH transfers weight from the back axle of the tow vehicle to the tow vehicle front axle (mostly) and to the trailer axle(s) (a little). This allows the tow vehicle to ride as designed for proper steering and handling on the road.

A single axle trailer is much more susceptible to sway than a tandem axle, and a sagging rear end will cause the trailer to sway even worse (I learned by moving the trailer axle position on a boat trailer, where there is no WDH). Anti-sway is very nice to have if you have ever experienced sway.

If the tongue wieght of a PUP/A-frame is small in comparison to the tow vehicle's tonque weight capacity, WDH is really not needed. An example is a PUP behind a 3/4 ton truck. OTH, if the tongue weight is near the capacity of the tow vehicle (true for most PUPs/A-frames towed by 6 cylinder SUVs/minivans), WDH is highly beneficial.

Equalizer (there are other makes that do the same) has a combined WDH/anti-sway in sizes to fit.

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Old 07-22-2015, 03:39 AM   #12
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I'm not happy with the rear end sag.
OP, where are ya? Saggy rear aside, how does the camper track behind the Flex? Issues with sway? Porpoising?
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Old 07-22-2015, 05:19 PM   #13
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I use the Equalizer system as well and like it very much. I did not tow my first HW pop up without one so I cannot compare experiences. I bought it based on stories here of bad experiences towing things. I have found the experience of towing to be stress free. Not sure I could say that if i did not have some sway control.

My previous pop up had a very large front bin. Empty bin and the tounge was close to 600 lbs. I called the company and they recommended the 1,000lb for my trailer based on the bin and bikes I load on top of the bin.

My new pop up has a lighter tounge but I still use the hitch system for its anti sway properties and like the feel of it.

I too would not tow anything with just a ball. But I am a conservative person.

JMHO.

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Old 07-23-2015, 12:20 AM   #14
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Thanks for all the info and opinions. I think i am going to go with the Curt Tru Track system. I appreciate all the help.
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Old 07-23-2015, 02:09 AM   #15
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Thanks for all the info and opinions. I think i am going to go with the Curt Tru Track system. I appreciate all the help.
A contentious issue. Let us know how it works out.
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Old 07-31-2015, 07:58 AM   #16
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why dont you want airbag's or helper springs?
I have an Xterra, they have inherently weak leaf springs, and with no trailer just gear you get a rear end sag, however I had 2 options install airbags, or replace the leaf springs with something much stiffer.
I opted for air bags, as when i am not towing, i air them down and get a normal ride, when i hitch up, I air them up till its level and off we go.
the cost of the airbags was about $200 less than the new springs and was easier to install.
Id give them a look
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:53 AM   #17
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WDH works GREAT on single axle pup.

I used this one for many years on a coleman utah:
Reese 66071 Light Duty Weight Distributing Kit Single Bar for Pole Tongue Trailers Camper Trailer RV.
I also had the reese flat bar sway control with this setup.

I now use this one on a rockwood 2514G:
Reese SC Weight Distribution System w Sway Control - Trunnion - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW Reese Weight Distribution RP66151

It works great also but much noisier during turns.
I had to insist since the dealer said I did not need wdh. He was wrong, IMHO.
The single bar would have required major modification to the plating in the center of the tongue A-frame.

The single bar light duty uses a hollow drawbar making it a lot lighter.
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:42 PM   #18
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I decided to go with air springs. Once they get here and i install them, I'll let you guys know.
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Old 08-30-2015, 07:08 PM   #19
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I've had the air springs installed for a while now and finally went camping this weekend. Big difference!! I'm very happy with the results.

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I've had the air springs installed for a while now and finally went camping this weekend. Big difference!! I'm very happy with the results.
Excellent, good news! So what swayed you to supplemental suspension components as opposed to the WDH solution you originally targeted?
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