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jassms98

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Posted: 03/04/12 06:32pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hello All We just bought our First TT. We are so excited. I have decided to go with Equalizer WDH. What size 1000/10000 or 1200/12000. TT is GVWR 7660 and hitch weight is 660. The tt does have a front storage. TV is 2011 F150 SC 4x4 max tow pkg. joe


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well in my way of thinking I would go with the 1200. if in a few years you needs change and you get a larger TT then you will not have to pay again for a larger capacity WDH.

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Posted: 03/04/12 06:53pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Size your hitch based on the trailers GVWR without being LESS than that amount. Assume 15% or GVWR as loded tongue weight.
Good luck / Skip


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Posted: 03/04/12 07:35pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

7660 x 13% = 995 lb tongue weight at GVWR.

Get the 1000 lb unit. You'll never tow at 7600 lbs.


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Posted: 03/04/12 06:46pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Congrats on your new trailer. As for the wdh I would try and match as close to your weight and in your case the 1000 would be a better fit. Too much wd can cause other issues and too much of a wdh can cause issues like porpoising and other rough ride issues. In some case can cause issues to the tounge of the trailer but I don't think that would be a risk.

Just my thoughts.


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