This forum post is hidden because you have chosen to ignore retiredtraveler. Show Details
This forum post is hidden because you have submitted an abuse report against it. Show Details
Why would you not go with a WD hitch? Simple, quick and it deos not change the ride of the tow vehicle. You can do all sorts of things to your vehicles suspension but always remember that you are not towing the trailer all the time. Anything you change on your tow vehicle will change how it feels and acts on the road. It may be great to drive towing your trailer but when the weight is off the back of it, it may become very stiff and uncomfortable to ride in and it also may change the handling.
Irelivent of your feeling towards them, if your trailer weighs more than 50% of the tow vehicle you should really have a WD hitch. A WD hitch moves the weight from the rear of your tow vehicle and when set up properly will distribute the weight evenly across all axlex of the trailer and the tow vehilce. In doing this you greatly increase efinciancy of your breaking and suspension of both the trailer and tow vehicle.
Equal-i-zer, Reese and hidden Hitch all make Trunnion Style WD hitches that work really well with surge braking systems........yes I am a fan of WD hitches.
I'm going to have to question the WD hitch, again. I was told that I couldn't have one wth surge brakes, even though the company (Reese) says they work. I saw on other forums that apparently, many RV mechanics do not understnad that WD hitches (a few of them) will work on a trailer with surge brakes.
I'll re-visit that again at the dealership and see if they lack an 'education', or the WD hitches do not work as advertised. I have only 300+ pounds on the tongue, so the last I looked, only ONE model, a Reese, would handle that light a load. The other models handled 500+ pounds --- but that could have changed.
I'll re-research all this again.