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Old 09-29-2015, 03:36 PM   #449
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1085 pounds for the tongue weight. It's heavy but with the husky WD hitch and air bags at 25 psi and trailer loaded in the rear with any gear it pulls surprising nice with my hemi.
BTCMUSN, how do you like the Husky hitch? When I bought my TT this was the only one the dealer sold for anti-sway. I don't see many people talking about them as much as Hensley, Blue Ox, Equalizer, etc...
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So far it seems to be OK. I've had it out like 5 times and it seems to work good. This is my first WD hitch and like you it's what my dealer had for me. I am sure there is a better hitch. Sounds to me also that the Blue Ox is very commonly used.
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Old 09-30-2015, 12:38 PM   #452
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Hopefully someone will read this and weigh in!
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Old 10-01-2015, 07:53 AM   #453
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Hopefully someone will read this and weigh in!
When I bought my trailer 3 years ago, my dealer sold me the Blue Ox hitch. At that time mt TV was a 2003 Dodge Dakota with a tow package, it worked well with that truck and I have never had a problem with it. It is easy to use and I still use it with my F350.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:18 AM   #454
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So far it seems to be OK. I've had it out like 5 times and it seems to work good. This is my first WD hitch and like you it's what my dealer had for me. I am sure there is a better hitch. Sounds to me also that the Blue Ox is very commonly used.
You have a LOT of trailer for your truck. Some will say too much. The Blue Ox is a decent setup, but you probably would benefit from an Airlift system to supplement the WD.
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Old 10-01-2015, 09:22 PM   #455
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My first travel trailer. Have towed it about 300 miles so far, and really happy with it. I'm still planning on adding airbags to the truck just to level it out a tiny bit more.

Coachmen Catalina 323BHDS. Wife and kids are in love with it! I will be living in it for the next 5-6 weeks while traveling for work.

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Old 10-02-2015, 05:59 AM   #456
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It is a lot of trailer for my truck BUT I've checked it against a lot of data that is out there, and I will say some conflicting data for sure, plus a couple of decent mileage trips under my belt (750 miles rt) and the main conclusion I have drawn is that common sense driving is the paramount. Not too fast, not too close, weight in the back of the TT, not make stupid decisions and it will work. I just bought this truck and so I need to hang on to it for a couple of years. I do have air bags installed and run them at about 25 psi when towing. Truck has a sway bar installed and trailer package with coolers. The HEMI has plenty of power so that helps along with the 8 speed auto transmission and 3.92 gears to help with positive control and slow down. It's the best process I have for the equipment I possess. The Husky WD seems to work well in this set up. I am looking at the new Anderson WD. Is that or the Blue Ox the better hitch over what I have?
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Forgot to say that I upgraded my tires to a BF Goodrich AT KO2 34" E rated tires.
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It is a lot of trailer for my truck BUT I've checked it against a lot of data that is out there, and I will say some conflicting data for sure, plus a couple of decent mileage trips under my belt (750 miles rt) and the main conclusion I have drawn is that common sense driving is the paramount. Not too fast, not too close, weight in the back of the TT, not make stupid decisions and it will work. I just bought this truck and so I need to hang on to it for a couple of years. I do have air bags installed and run them at about 25 psi when towing. Truck has a sway bar installed and trailer package with coolers. The HEMI has plenty of power so that helps along with the 8 speed auto transmission and 3.92 gears to help with positive control and slow down. It's the best process I have for the equipment I possess. The Husky WD seems to work well in this set up. I am looking at the new Anderson WD. Is that or the Blue Ox the better hitch over what I have?
I have the Andersen and love it. However I am towing a 2015 Hemisphere Lite 272RLIS (34' overall) with a 2500 Ram Diesel. I have read several reviews where it seems folks towing with 1/2 tons and heavy TTs have some issues trying to return front end of TV back to normal heights. I would call Jason at Andersen and talk with him about what you have. He is a straight shooter and will not lead you wrong. The Andersen is by far the best WDH I've ever owned and my 1100+ tongue weight, 8400 TT weight tows as good as my 37' 5er. Don't rule out the Andersen, but do research some first.
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weight in the back of the TT, not make stupid decisions and it will work.
If you're not towing with 10-15% of the total TT weight on the tongue, you may be inadvertently making one of those "stupid decisions".

Too little tongue weight is the leading cause of sway. If you're tow vehicle payload is maxed out, you can't safely just load everything in the rear of the TT to lighten the tongue weight.

The best way to have as little impact as possible on tongue weight is to load heavy items near the axles. Then the tow vehicle only has to support 10-15% of the actual item's weight. But the tongue weight SHOULD reflect ~12% of the total trailer weight. Too little tongue weight is dangerous.
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