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mrnoyb

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Posted: 03/01/12 07:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've ordered a 2012 Jayco White Hawk 27DSRL and the dealer is planning to install the following hitch -

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW model 90-00-1000

The TT specs are -

Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 5,425
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 635
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 7,500
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 2,075
Measurements
Exterior Length 30' 11"
Exterior Height w/ AC 128"

Is this a good choice for hitch and sway control equipment? If not, which manufacturer & model would you recommend?

Thank you in advance for your feedback.

* This post was last edited 03/01/12 08:00am by mrnoyb *   View edit history


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Posted: 03/01/12 07:23am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your loaded up trip ready tongue weight will be around 975 lbs. (rough estimate) so that set up should be the correct hitch for you new rig.

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Posted: 03/01/12 08:30am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good choice, this set-up should provide the WD and sway control you're looking for. Enjoy your new Jayco!!!

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I would ask the dealer to install a Reese Dual Cam hitch.


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Posted: 03/01/12 10:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

mrnoyb wrote:

I've ordered a 2012 Jayco White Hawk 27DSRL and the dealer is planning to install the following hitch -

Equal-i-zer Weight Distribution System w/ 4-Point Sway Control - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW model 90-00-1000

Is this a good choice for hitch and sway control equipment? If not, which manufacturer & model would you recommend?
How much load do you plan to add on top of the Unloaded Vehicle Weight of 5,425#?

IOW, what do you expect the weight of the TT will be when loaded for camping?

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Posted: 03/01/12 01:13pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great choice. I love ours, and we are near the same weight!


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Posted: 04/01/12 02:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just returned from picking up the new TT in Middlebury, IN. 2000 miles in tow using the EQ WD hitch with SC. I'm a believer. Encountered 30 mph winds across I-40 from OKC to ABQ. All went well. Very stable ride.

The disconnect/connect process takes a little getting used to. I'm sure this will smooth out with practice.





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Ah ! ....new toy ! Looks great....congrats and have fun with it.

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Posted: 03/01/12 04:44pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ron Gratz wrote:

How much load do you plan to add on top of the Unloaded Vehicle Weight of 5,425#?
IOW, what do you expect the weight of the TT will be when loaded for camping?


We travel light. No dry camping. No generator. One propane tank. No fluids in the holding tanks. I can't see how we would ever get it to 6500 lbs.

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mrnoyb wrote:

We travel light. No dry camping. No generator. One propane tank. No fluids in the holding tanks. I can't see how we would ever get it to 6500 lbs.
With a trailer weight of 6500# and a typical tongue weight percentage of 13%,
your toungue weight would be approximately 850#.

If I knew I would not be exceeding a TW of 850#, I would opt for a hitch rated for an 800# TW.

Since Equal-i-zer does not offer an 800# hitch, if you plan to go with Equal-i-zer,
your only available option would be the one rated at 1000#.

Ron

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