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Old 11-03-2007, 07:45 AM   #15
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I'm with most of what has been suggested here.

Do you need weight distribution, most likely not, but at 24', the better choice for sway control, (which you do need) is not friction based, so if you go that route, you'll wind up with weight distribution anyway. If not, then you'll be going friction sway and for that length, I think that wouldn't be such a hot idea. If you take the suggestion to go with a cam type sway control, then go with the smallest bars you can (around 600lbs). Hensley, though excellent, is really way overkill for something like this. Can't hurt, but it's thousands of dollars vs, maybe $300-$500 on the high end for something robust enough for your needs. I use the Reese DualCamHP system towing a 25' Safari GVWR of 6300lbs, which I don't think you are near in terms of weight. If money is no object, and it makes you feel better, you won't go wrong with a Hensley.

I agree the truck could pull even larger and heavier, to me that is not the issue.

Brake controller is a must and is most likely required by law in most states.

Outside of these that have already been discussed, go get it and have some fun with it, but be safe.

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Old 11-03-2007, 08:50 AM   #16
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Laws exist requiring breakaway brakes on any trailer by weight. I've seen the state lists and 1500-2000# is usually the point at which functioning breakaway brakes are required. This does require a battery in the trailer for them to activate.

There is no way to get around towing with functional trailer brakes (harness in TV for brake controller, a brake controller, and a 7-pin umbilical plug at the rear of the TV).


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Old 11-03-2007, 10:22 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by mrmossyone
I did have a brake controller installed before I left MI.
I did notice a lot more brake dust on my front wheels than I have noticed before and wondered if this is normal when towing a heavy load( it was a fairly long trip 1500 miles there and back). Thanks for all the advice and well wishes.
Sounds to me like the Argosy is not braking its own weight. If you still have the prodigy guide it runs though the setup process. It took a few trips before I was able to dial in my trailers.

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Old 11-03-2007, 12:04 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by Marshall
You should have no problem until you have a problem, then you have a problem.
Agree Re WDH! When the time comes to need it is the time you wish you had it, and by then it is too late. Consider being proactive.

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