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Old 08-25-2012, 07:03 PM   #15
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I checked it all out and heres the verdict:

My truck can haul roughly 750 lbs on the hitch (couldnt find an exact answer)
My hitch itself says a max of 600 lbs
And the Airstream has a tongue weight of 580 lbs. Its right there together lol.

I also believe they underestimate the potential of hitches and stuff for safety reasons...

Im on the line about this. Id feel better about using a WDH but also feel like my stocker will pull it ok...

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Old 08-25-2012, 07:22 PM   #16
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Howie; We are both saying the same thing. I have at least a couple of 2 5/16" balls that are only rated at 500 or 600 pounds. They fit the hole in the lighter rated stingers.
It's the size of the bolt on the ball that gives it the rating. As I'm sure you know.

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Old 08-26-2012, 06:53 AM   #17
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There is an old adage: It is better to be safe then sorry. If you have any doubts go with the WDH. It will give you piece of mind.

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Old 08-26-2012, 07:06 AM   #18
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I am in the middle of sandblasting my Hensley and A frame. This necessitated me taking the AS, just towed by the ball, no WD, with a 2500HD Silverado. It had been decades since I towed anything of any size w/o WD. Try it once and you will understand the reason for WD....and I never approached any speed over 40mph on the move.

The trailer was definitely inclined to be more "in control" of the rig, instead of the other way around.


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