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Old 09-15-2013, 07:05 PM   #1
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Load leveler ?

Me and my family have purchased our first Travel trailer so there is a large learning curve. We purchased a new Jayco 264. My question is whether a load leveler will be a good purchase. I will be pulling with a 2007 2500 4door chevy with a duramax engine and Alison transmission. The trailer has a dry tongue weight of 485lbs. This is before batteries, gas, and items in the trailer. The GVW is 6500 lbs. with a dry weight of 4355. I know that my truck can handle it as I haul cattle and hay frequently with goose neck trailers. However on longer trips will a load leveler hitch make for a better ride, or will it actually make it dangerous? I have not pulled it as I can't pick it up until this Saturday.


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Old 09-17-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
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Placing more weight on the front wheels would be more advantageous in wind and rain.

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Old 09-18-2013, 05:38 AM   #3
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A weight distributing hitch with sway control is ALWAYS a good idea. Makes the ride better and safer.
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Old 09-18-2013, 09:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I have dicided to purchase an "Equilizer" hitch.
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Old 09-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #5
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an equalizer hitch is a great idea....will give a more comfortable and controlable trip
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