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Old 03-09-2014, 02:44 PM   #15
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Very nice John! Love your Coach! You just bought it not to long ago?
I think I remember you posting photo's of it, and I posted in your thread........maybe? Do you have a photo of the tongue of the trailer (hooked up) so I can see your setup?
Bought it May 2012, my '99 Eagle burned thanks to a fire in my Denali in March 2012.

I will attach a couple of pictures of the front, the one you can blow up and see some of the tongue. I will be using in the next couple of weeks, I will try and remember to take a picture of the tongue for you.
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:51 PM   #16
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I could enlarge those photo's John and see your brackets on the tongue of the trailer for the distribution bars, that is a great looking trailer!
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I just sent a email out to etrailer for a answer to my new question, As far as weight distribution, with the air ride system on these Coach's, there is never no sagging the rear end with a trailers tongue weight.....air ride valves sense the added weight and adjust all the time to hold a set ride height, and I have read that a weight distribution system "distributes the weight" of the trailer (sagging due to tongue weight) but does nothing to change the tongue weight, very little if any. So......with no sagging of the rear end, no need to level (air suspension does this) is there a need for weight distribution system on these big Coach's Has anyone ever pulled a big trailer without? and then found out that they needed the system?
From Etrailers web page:
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
I have no problem buying anything I need, I just don't want to buy things I don't need.......I am just wondering about the "true" benifits of this setup?
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Palehorse, what did you decide on the weight distribution hitch? Just curious as my Brother just ordered a trailer and is in the same dilemma as you. I was thinking my American Eagle said in owners manual to tow the 10,000 GVW I needed weight distribution hitch?
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