Weight Distributing Hitches

#1
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
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
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
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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