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Old 06-02-2020, 09:15 AM   #1
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WDH Dry, loaded, modified

My TV 2017 F250 6.7 diesel tow/hall and jake brake, max cargo about 2600lbs. Max tow weight 13000. My TT Dry 6900lbs max weight 9900lbs. WDH Elle lite 1000 max tongue, 2 1000 bars. For others info, mpg 11 to 13 @ 64 mph. 8 or 9 at 70. With 5 oz Lucas oil at refil, numbers lower without.
When I picked it up dry, I was comfortable/level/sway control with one link hooked on the bars. After loading it, it took two links. Now that I modified it, batteries/propane, my comfort is at 3 links.
1, How much can the WDH bars take?
2, Am I changing any numbers using a 2.5 receiver with a converter to 2 hitch?
3, I know I have to go to the Cat Scale still.
4, Better tow with full FW, lowering tongue weight. My tongue weight is only about 11 or 12%.
Comments or criticism?

Thanks samTummo
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Old 06-02-2020, 09:47 AM   #2
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depending on your truck a WDH may not even be required. I would suggest using a WDH with integrated sway control (I use Blue ox) for sway control even if not needed for WD.

I am not familiar with that hitch but typically the bars will take a lot.
The 2.5 to 2" adapter is not an issue but may introduce a little movement. I was going to switch to a 2.5" draw bar before I changed trucks.
Cat scales never a bad idea, my 2500 towed well enough I never made it to the scales. If it tows well and you know you have plenty of margin it is not really needed.
Not sure about #4 but if you are adding water to lower TW I wouldn't do it. I always travel with full water where ever the tank is. As long as you have the payload there is no reason to lower the TW the 12% is a minimum for good towing.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:07 AM   #3
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depending on your truck a WDH may not even be required. I would suggest using a WDH with integrated sway control (I use Blue ox) for sway control even if not needed for WD.
Thanks

I was getting to much sway. Adding load to the front with the WDH makes it feel much steadier and appear more level. I do have a sway bar but it doesnt seem to do much the hitch isnt all ready doing.

Salute, sam
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