Weight Distributing Hitches

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Tanzer16us, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. Tanzer16us

    Tanzer16us New Member

    We are looking a a Trail-Cruser camper and my wife has a 2002 Trail Blazer rated at 5,500lbs towing. The camper will weight out with all options at 4,300lbs (this is dry weight).

    Question: would it be a good idea to have a Weight Distributing Hitch?

    thanks

    Steve& Ann
    2002 Trail Blazer
    Buffy the Greyhound
    Still looking for a camper
     
  2. Larry202br

    Larry202br New Member

    Weight Distributing Hitches

    IMHO, Absolutely. Regardless of the tow rating of yor vehicle, youi should take into consideration the GCVW, which is the weight of your vehicle, it's load, combined with the towed load. You may find that you are exceeding that rating with your trailer attached.
     
  3. Southstl

    Southstl New Member

    Weight Distributing Hitches

    Hi Tanzer16us, yes, a weight distributing hitch is a must. When set up properly, it will level your vehicle and your trailer, plus, and most important, it will apply some of the trailer weight to the front wheels of your tow vehicle. This will make better handling and breaking.

    And then of course as Larry202br mentioned, consider the GCWR and the GVW. This is important.

    Happy RVing.

    Steve

    2001 f250 CC PSD
    2002 Montana 5th Wheel
    2 minature Dachshunds
    http:// www.texasboomers.org
     
  4. Tanzer16us

    Tanzer16us New Member

    Weight Distributing Hitches

    the total dry weight for this trailer is 3043lbs not 4,300lbs

    sorry


    Steve& Ann
    2002 Trail Blazer
    Buffy the Greyhound
    Still looking for a camper
     

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