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Old 10-12-2019, 08:19 PM   #1
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Equalizer Hitch

New to Trailer. I have a 2019 Forest River Wildwood X-Lite 191RDXL.
4250 pounds dry weight. I am going to tow it with a 2013 F150 with towing capacity of 8600 pounds. Do I need a Equalizer Hitch? Any help is appreciated.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:40 PM   #2
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Yeah....I would and you'll be glad you did. You're going to actually be towing around 5500 or higher range when you get it loaded with gear...and that "Dry weight"....it doesn't take into account any add on's by dealer, full propane tanks, battery and spare tire if ones comes included. Dry weight is how much that trailer weighed when it came off assembly line.
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:45 PM   #3
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Our first TT was a 195bh. I took one trip without the WDH. It made a huge difference with our f150 we had at the time. If the rear drops at all, what can it hurt to get a WDH. Now we have a f250 and a 27rkss and we still use a WDH. It's a piece of mind for me. It's definitely not gonna come "unhooked" from my TV and cause a bad day. Just my $.02
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:33 PM   #4
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Yep because your F150 owners manual tells you that anything over 5000lbs or 500lbs tongue weight, should have a WDH.
Loaded for camping, you'll be over both numbers.
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Old 10-13-2019, 09:51 AM   #5
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I use the Equalizer 2 10,000 lbs. wdh. Really makes a difference.
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Old 11-12-2019, 07:46 PM   #6
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I recently got a 195bh and towed it 5 miles home without a WD hitch. Just finished adjusting the Reese 10k w cam lock so I’ve not driven with it yet. But those 5 miles were the most squirrelly miles I have ever pulled something an I’ve towed a lot of various trailers w/o a WD hitch.
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