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Posted: 01/07/19 08:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd consider a two-axle trailer to replace the one you've got.


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frankdamp wrote:

I'd consider a two-axle trailer to replace the one you've got.

Guess you didn’t look at his signature picture.


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I've RVed for 40 years and I still don't know what the heck all those initials mean.


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Weight dist hitch and auto leveling on a DP will fight each other with no winner. Best bet is to upgrade your hitch to be safe. Manufacturers put ratings on for a reason. There is probably some extra strength included in the design, but why take a chance?

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romore wrote:

wildmanbaker wrote:

Check with you MH manufacturer about using a weight distribution hitch. You will get guesses and onions here, not the actual answer.

ONIONS?[emoticon] I would be more concerned with towing capacity, it sounds like no amount of weight distribution is going to bring him anywhere near it.


Huh? 4600 pounds of payload plus the weight of the trailer to haul it is a good bit less than the 10,000 pound tow capacity of the postrr's motorhome.





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romore wrote:

wildmanbaker wrote:

Check with you MH manufacturer about using a weight distribution hitch. You will get guesses and onions here, not the actual answer.

ONIONS?[emoticon] I would be more concerned with towing capacity, it sounds like no amount of weight distribution is going to bring him anywhere near it.
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Chris Bryant wrote:

I would have a heavier hitch put on the DP, or have a certified welder look at beefing yours up.


So, the ratings on the coach/receiver as required by Federal law can somehow be overridden/changed by a welder? How does a welder re-certify the coach/receiver after their work? Let me help with the answer... they can't. The end result is that you still have an overloaded coach/receiver. Nothing any welder can do will fix that. One thing you can do... have lots of liability insurance.


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Posted: 01/07/19 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My main concern was would a WDH have a positive effect on a DP. Replies from Ivylog, ScottG, Larrycad, ChrisBryant confirm what I was wondering.

It sounds like a WDH on a DP isn't going to have much effect and may even create a problem. That's probably why I have never seen a WDH on a DP. I will check the hitch for 2 crossbars and if not, have the hitch beefed up.


The trailer empty weighs 3300 lbs so my total towing weight with vehicles and misc. things is around 8000 lbs. My concern was tongue weight due to the axles behind center. Thanks for all the replies.

* This post was edited 01/07/19 01:38pm by hotjag1 *


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Jayco-noslide wrote:

I've RVed for 40 years and I still don't know what the heck all those initials mean.


I agree. [emoticon] The first time I saw WDH I thought it meant washer/dryer hookup...Lol
After reading a few more posts I finally figured it out.

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ferndaleflyer wrote:

Would you like some advice from experience? My partner has the same DP you have and tows a 30ft double stacker with a dragster, a door car, a golf cart, and lord only knows what else in there and no WDH. 10,000lb rated hitch. I myself have a 32 ft tri axel trailer with a door car and an ATV towing with a Monaco with a 10,000lb hitch and no problem. I have used this set up behind 2 other DPs as has my friend. I travel about 20,000mi a year and he may rack up more going to races here in the East. If your hitch is rated at 10,000 a little extra tongue weight won't do anything but help control the trailer....to little and it will wonder all over the road. Hope this helps


Has your partner ever weighed his stacker trailer fully loaded and also tongue weight. It sure sounds like he would be over weight on both.

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