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xlphillips 06-20-2015 02:42 PM

Is this a proper weight distribution hitch for my setup?
 
I have a 2007 Jeep Commander 6 cyl, 3.7 L

I have a Trailer 15 ft. Unloaded 2,700 lbs, loaded about 3,500 lbs.

I had a 6000lb weight distribution hitch that was stolen, so wanted to buy something affordable as a replacement. I purchased this on Amazon for $238.19 (free shipping).

Pro Series 49903 Complete Weight Distribution Kit

The box seems really heavy. I could barely lift and put on my old WDH myself (female, 140 lbs).

I haven't unboxed this and so wanted to get some feedback before I opened it (although return shipping would probably be pricey due to the weight).

1. Will this work on my setup? My last WDH was a 6000 lb (I think) and this is a 10,000 lb.
2. I think maybe the heaviness of the box is because of all the extra parts I won't be lifting (receiver, attachments to trailer, sway bar).

Thanks!

rana 06-20-2015 04:09 PM

Sure! That'll be more than fine. If anything it's probably a little overkill, but there's nothing wrong with bigger n better than is absolutely required. It'll give you a little room to grow if you decide to go bigger.


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xlphillips 06-20-2015 04:12 PM

Thanks, Yarome! I really want a truck and a toy hauler for all my mountain bikes :)

rana 06-20-2015 04:18 PM

You could use that on a small toy hauler. The pin rating on that one is 1000#'s so you've got plenty of room to work with. :trink39:

WolfWhistle 06-20-2015 04:23 PM

Just don't over tension the bars; go by measuring bumpers to ground or weighing on a scale to hit the set up properly. You could darn near lift the jeeps back tires off the ground with this one. But, if you are like the rest of us, you will grow into it. When you sell or trade up, keep it.

xlphillips 06-20-2015 04:31 PM

WolfWhistle, good to know. I will have it checked out by my rv shop. I didn't know about the weighting....which is why I love this awesome forum.

WolfWhistle 06-20-2015 04:35 PM

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Originally Posted by xlphillips (Post 899564)
WolfWhistle, good to know. I will have it checked out by my rv shop. I didn't know about the weighting....which is why I love this awesome forum.

You can search on line or on this forum for detailed WDH set up. I have seen several excellent one. There are very many different types. I think the Curt is very similar to the one you bought. See if one of these helps.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYuQeWO0-FA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkewkvU8Ot8

xlphillips 06-20-2015 04:37 PM

Thanks! I paid once for the first setup, so will watch this video and learn.

WolfWhistle 06-20-2015 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by xlphillips (Post 899572)
Thanks! I paid once for the first setup, so will watch this video and learn.

I paid the first time, too (came with the deal), but the tech didn't know what he was doing and it pulled poorly. I then decided learn and do it myself.

rana 06-20-2015 04:47 PM

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Originally Posted by WolfWhistle (Post 899578)
I then decided learn and do it myself.

I wouldn't put too much stock in a dealer getting your WDH set up correctly. It really is best to learn to do it yourself. As your TV's payload, trailers cargo, and such will change over time (ie., sometimes you travel with a full fresh water tank.. sometimes not), it's important to be able to fine tune your WDH on the fly.


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