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Hannibal

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Posted: 06/21/20 04:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

road=freedom wrote:

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It'll make it ride stiff but my concern would be overstressing the tongue to chassis on the trailer. That and the resistance to allowing the truck and trailer to roll independently over uneven surfaces as the hitch resists normal twisting at the ball. I like to use as little WD as I can get away with for both of those reasons.


Hey thanks for the insight. I could change my Equil-i-zer to a 400 / 4000 but I'd be very close to the TW of the trailer (366 published). So, I'm debating 4,000 or 6,000. Either way, I think I'll be ditching the 10,000 lb setup.

Chances are that 366 published will be 500+ by the time you fit a battery and fill the LP tanks. Storage under the bed adds up quick too. To make the numbers happy, I’d go with the 600 lb bars and just enough tension to bring the front of the truck half way back down to its unloaded height. Right now I’m using 800 lb bars on my Reese HP trunnion with no sway control. Gives a nice ride with its 1,071 lb weighed tongue weight. Advertised tongue weight is 710 lbs. When I use my Equalizer 10k, it’s set up so with the coupler on the ball but no weight on it, I can push the bars onto the brackets. I don’t have to raise the hitch with the jack to push the bars on. Then as the weight settles it tensions the bars when I raise the jack. The front of my truck rises only 3/8” so it’s hard to measure how much WD it’s giving it. Others will disagree but this works for me, makes it easy and it tows very well with either hitch.


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Posted: 06/22/20 09:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You will beat the trailer to death. I would get a properly sized hitch.

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Jeremiah


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Posted: 06/22/20 11:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And remember, wdh’s are only considered a “necessity” in the weird world of travel trailers.
Who says you even need one?
Small trailer behind a new Canyon? I’d slap a set of timbrens or sumos on the truck, if needed, and hit the road!


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