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Old 04-26-2015, 09:36 PM   #1
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Weight distribution hitch or not

I have a 2010 f 250 hd with the v10 my camper is a jayco white hawk 28dsbh empty weight 5900 7500 loaded and 650 empty tongue weight. I have a blue ox swaypro hitch but I think I don't have enough tongue weight with it
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:51 AM   #2
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I have a 2010 f 250 hd with the v10 my camper is a jayco white hawk 28dsbh empty weight 5900 7500 loaded and 650 empty tongue weight. I have a blue ox swaypro hitch but I think I don't have enough tongue weight with it
Hello, you left one of the weights out........loaded tongue weight
Here is a list to guide you

When Is Weight Distribution Needed?

You would likely benefit from a weight-distribution system if:

  • Your trailer weight (GTW) is more than 50 percent of your vehicle's weight (GVWR)
  • The rear of your tow vehicle sags when the trailer is hooked up
  • You experience trailer sway
  • Your tow vehicle headlights point upward
  • You find it difficult to steer or stop your rig
  • You want to tow to the highest capacity allowed by your vehicle's trailer hitch setup

Note: To use a weight-distributing system, your trailer hitch must be rated for use with weight distribution. Check the weight rating label on your hitch to make sure that a weight-distributing capacity is listed. If no rating is listed, a weight-distribution system cannot be used.
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I have a 2010 f 250 hd with the v10 my camper is a jayco white hawk 28dsbh empty weight 5900 7500 loaded and 650 empty tongue weight. I have a blue ox swaypro hitch but I think I don't have enough tongue weight with it
First, I would suggest you load trailer with your normal load and take it to the scales. Then you will know what you are dealing with. I don't think my duramax would notice the trailer back there.

Once you get weighed, then you will have an accurate picture of what you are dealing with.
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You could just try it and see. Take it it for a test tow. I would be interested in the findings.

I was at the Airstream factory one time and saw single rear wheel delivery trucks hooked up to trailers w/o special hitches...they were straight hooked to the factory receiver. I also noticed all were 3/4 ton at the least with a few dually trucks. (Probably 8 - 10 total trucks) There were no 1/2 ton trucks. They were lined up with various sized trailers looking like they were ready to go. Airstream trailers are not light but are noted to trailer easy.
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I have no sway or WD equipment on my rig.
15,000 miles in the last 2 years and it's rock solid.
My truck is a 2wd and sits perfectly level when fully loaded.
Trailer is 26.7' and just over 6k wet.

Go load up, give it a try and see how she rides.
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