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Old 02-06-2013, 05:55 PM   #1
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I have a 2009 cherokee grey wolf 24 rb not sure what siize wd and sway to ise

I have a 2009 cherokee grey wolf 24rb not sure what size wd to use
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I have a 2009 cherokee grey wolf 24rb not sure what size wd to use
Hmmm, I have found a 25RB, but not a 24RB. What is the tongue weight ??
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:07 PM   #3
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About 380lbs I ordered a 600lb I hope this is sufficiant
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It's a 24rb 2009 there last model of th24' I believe
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:11 PM   #6
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About 380lbs I ordered a 600lb I hope this is sufficiant
If your tongue weight is actually 380 lbs. ready to camp, then a WDH with 600 spring bars should be sufficient. If that is the listed empty tongue weight per Forest River, then probably not. When you add a battery and propane, tongue weights typically run 100 lbs. more than the brochure. Loaded up for camping could put another 100 to 200 lbs. on the tongue, depending on where the load is located in the camper.
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Load would be all over the axles with the bed in the very front
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And 380 is forest rivers listing
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:16 PM   #9
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This is my first camper and new to this but something I Lways wanted to do
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Old 02-06-2013, 06:23 PM   #10
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You need to get an actual weight of your tongue with the trailer ready to camp. Here is a method you can do at home: Measuring trailer tongue weight with a bathroom scale
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You need to have a TW of between 10-15%, so pick 12.5%. If the TT is 3800lbs dry brochure weight, then figure a couple 100lbs over for delivery. Then figure 1000lbs or so for stuff, that puts you at 5000lbs loaded. Obviously you'll need to figure your own weights but as a base figure 5000lbs ready to tow. 12.5% of 5000lbs is 625lbs. You may have 500lbs (10%) or as high as 750lbs (15%) of tongue wieght. I would get 800lb bars based on what I know from past TT's I've had.
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Thank u all very much I was able to cancel my order of the 600lb and reordered the 800lb with no problems this should work I do think the1000lb would be too much thanks again everyone for the quick responses in time to change my order
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After doing the math dry weight is 4,050 delivered 100 l a for delivery 1000 lb loading 5150 lbs to 5200 give or take ready for camping that leaves between 600 and 700 lbs tongue weight thanks again
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Old 02-07-2013, 05:50 PM   #14
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800 lb. bars should serve you well. When I was on the Trailmanor forum, the typical tongue weight on those trailers were around 500 lbs. Several members got WDHs with 600 lb. spring bars, and said they did not distribute the weight sufficiently. I learned by their mistakes, ordered 800 lb. spring bars for my Trailmanor, and they worked great.
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I thank u again before it was too late to cancel me order I am excited to get on the rd just gotta weight for the warm weather and the snow to melt
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I have a 2009 cherokee grey wolf 24rb not sure what size wd to use
What does wd stand for
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Weight distribution

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thats what i thought are you having a sway problem
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No I'm new to camping and just bought a rv and wasn't sure what weight distribution to use or how to figure it out
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