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RE: Thoughts on WD hitch need

Thanks all. I have all the info I need.
loydt 05/14/21 07:20am Towing
RE: Thoughts on WD hitch need

Just bought a new Jayco White Hawk 32BH. It has a GVWR of 9995 Lbs and a dry hitch weight of 1,100 Lbs. My truck is a 2018 Ram CC 4x4 dually with the Cummins/Aisin combo and a factory class V hitch. Do I need to mess with a WD hitch for this massive truck? I don't think folks read word questions very well here based on the responses. You have a 1-ton dually that has a payload in the neighborhood of 5500lbs. Was factory equipped with a class V hitch. Those can have a 18,000- 20,000 rating. You have the extra heavy duty transmission for that diesel. I'd bet if you dropped 1800 lbs of tongue weight on that beast of a truck your front wheel well height might go up 1/4". If you properly load the trailer you won't need sway control because a "PROPERLY" loaded trailer won't sway. Just my 2 cents based on the information you provided. I thought about that after I posted the question. Sometimes you get more than you ask for. I have towed trailers all over the place, even across the county thru Yellowstone, Big Horns, you name it. Be it they were all heavy 5th wheels similar to the new massive Seismic unit I have ordered. I asked the question due to this being a "bumper hitch style" only. You are right on my trucks capacity. The manual states that any trailer over 20k pounds should utilize a 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch. Which means anything less than that can be towed by the class V hitch. However I do believe that the WD hitch will more than likely improve the ride with the trailer back there. So thats worth the $600 or so over the long run.
loydt 05/12/21 09:24am Towing
RE: Thoughts on WD hitch need

I did go ahead and order a Curt brand WD hitch with sway that will handle the weights of the trailer. Mainly because 90% of the time I will have the golf cart loaded in the bed of the truck while pulling the trailer as well.
loydt 05/12/21 03:51am Towing
RE: Thoughts on WD hitch need

Sorry for the delay. I can tell you that it's a class V hitch with a tougue weight rating of 1800 lbs per ram website. The truck itself has a maximum trailer tow rating of over 30k pounds.
loydt 05/11/21 06:45pm Towing
RE: Thoughts on WD hitch need

https://www.etrailer.com/p-C17501.htmlThats one Big A TT. Over 9,000 lbs loaded and 38' long will be a handful for any 3/4-1 ton SRW. I tow a 31' TT @9600 lbs with a 3500 CTD CC LB SRW and previously with a 2500 Hemi CC LB. TW is 1350 lbs and will squat the rear on both a couple inches +/- 1/4". squats fine but just showing that when you drop 1500? lbs 4' behind the rear axle there's going to be some handling changes. You won't think the trucks so massive when hitched up and on the road. Winds and semi's will move you around a fair amount. I would look at a good WDH with built in sway. I use a Blue Ox with 2,000 lb bars. I just don't crank em way tight. Equalizer makes a 1600 lb bar WDH https://www.equalizerhitch.com/store/hitches/1-600-16-000-lb Its a DRW, for what it matters. It also has the automatic leveling suspension but that will come into play more when my Seismic comes in. I will take a look at your suggestion. Here is the Curt model I found: https://www.etrailer.com/p-C17501.html
loydt 05/11/21 12:38pm Towing
RE: Thoughts on WD hitch need

That trailer, when loaded and ready for a camping trip, will probably have a tongue weight in excess of 1500lbs. In addition, that is a very long trailer that will be able to manhandle even your nice truck if the conditions are right. I would use a weight distributing hitch and some type of sway control for sure! :) Barney Leaning towards agreeing with you. So far I have only found one hitch system, made by Curt, that has a tongue weight rating of 1500 lbs.
loydt 05/11/21 12:09pm Towing
Thoughts on WD hitch need

Just bought a new Jayco White Hawk 32BH. It has a GVWR of 9995 Lbs and a dry hitch weight of 1,100 Lbs. My truck is a 2018 Ram CC 4x4 dually with the Cummins/Aisin combo and a factory class V hitch. Do I need to mess with a WD hitch for this massive truck?
loydt 05/11/21 11:33am Towing
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