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Old 08-14-2018, 06:44 AM   #1
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WD with 3/4 Ton TV

I have a 1/2t TV and am considering going to 3/4t TV. I currently am using a Blue OX Sway Pro wd hitch. I wound think weight distribution is not as critical with a 3/4t, or is it?

And if I stay with the BO hitch can I use a setting with less bar deflection and still get the sway control?

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Old 08-14-2018, 07:28 AM   #2
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I have a 3/4 ton and the WD does much to smooth out the ride. Otherwise you can still get porpoising. Mind you some 3/4 ton trucks could be sprung more heavily than others. Look at the trucks GVWR. Ultimately I would like to have a Ram with air suspension or a truck with the full Kelderman air suspension to be able to dial in the ride for different loads.

Also if I take a lot of extra heavy stuff such as fire wood, bikes, grills etc.... I can dial up the WD to keep things leveled out. On long trips I don't take as much stuff as the short local trips where I need more stuff.
I don't have the BO hitch to answer that aspect of your question.
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WD with 3/4 Ton TV

I am no expert in setting up hitches but I use a Blue Ox hitch and I tighten it up enough to keep the trailer from swaying and thatís about all. My Ram 3500 SRW 4x4 pickup is pretty level when we are towing (our FC27FB).

Since the Cummins is so heavy I really donít think itís wise to shift more weight to the front axle. (I also donít see any need to pop any more rivets.)
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Old 08-14-2018, 08:05 AM   #4
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I have a 1/2t TV and am considering going to 3/4t TV. I currently am using a Blue OX Sway Pro wd hitch. I wound think weight distribution is not as critical with a 3/4t, or is it?



And if I stay with the BO hitch can I use a setting with less bar deflection and still get the sway control?



Thanks!


Scales are the best way to answer that question definitively. I have a 3/4T diesel (very heavy front end) and my 27FB lifts about 500# off the steer axle when connected. I feel that. In fact, when I used Chevyís recommended 50% FALR I still had porpoising. Putting all the weight back on the front end helped in my case. Multiple trips to the scales to test and validate helped set a baseline I can adjust based on loads.

You may find it helpful. Good luck!
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I have an F250 diesel. I tow with WD/sway. If I am just pulling the camper home from the storage lot, I don’t put the spring bars on. But it’s only a few miles at 35 mph.
Without WD, my front raises 1/4 inch. WD brings it back to non-towing height.
I do notice less porpoising with WD.
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Old 08-14-2018, 09:46 AM   #6
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I towed 26U with F250 several hundred miles just on the ball.
Add Equalizer to shift weight back to steer.
For my rig it did make a difference - not just for sway control but overall stability (porpoising mostly).
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I have a 2017 chevy 3/4 ton and I can't use the equalizer hitch. My truck handles the weight just fine as did my 2006 chevy 3/4 ton I use to pull my 30 TT with
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I have a 1/2t TV and am considering going to 3/4t TV. I currently am using a Blue OX Sway Pro wd hitch. I wound think weight distribution is not as critical with a 3/4t, or is it?

And if I stay with the BO hitch can I use a setting with less bar deflection and still get the sway control?

Thanks!
I made that move over a year ago. F 150 ECO to F 250 power stroke with BO, and in my case I ended up using the exact same setting on both.
I tried one link less first but it didn't feel right. I had a 5.5 box with super cab on the 150
and have 6.5 box and super cab on the 250.
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I am no expert in setting up hitches but I use a Blue Ox hitch and I tighten it up enough to keep the trailer from swaying and thatís about all. My Ram 3500 SRW 4x4 pickup is pretty level when we are towing (our FC27FB).

Since the Cummins is so heavy I really donít think itís wise to shift more weight to the front axle. (I also donít see any need to pop any more rivets.)
One thing you don't have to worry about with the Blue Ox is popping rivets. One of its great features is the ride it provides to the trailer .
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We tow our 2017 Serenity FB with a 2016 RAM 2500 equipped with automatic rear air leveling in the alternate trailer height setting.

The truck is always level and is a snap to hookup/unhook. We are using an Equalizer WD/Sway system with 1000 pound bars.

Smooth sailing under all conditions (not tried in snow) and with heavy cargo loads. We ordered the auto rear air leveling as a factory build option.
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Thanks guys! That was helpful information!
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One thing you don't have to worry about with the Blue Ox is popping rivets. One of its great features is the ride it provides to the trailer .

Thatís good to know. We did pop 3-4 rivets in the ceiling adjacent to the door on our 27FB a couple years ago but we had also traversed some relatively rough highways on that trip so maybe we got off easy.
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I have a 2017 chevy 3/4 ton and I can't use the equalizer hitch. My truck handles the weight just fine as did my 2006 chevy 3/4 ton I use to pull my 30 TT with


I have a 2017 chevy (gmc same thing) 3/4 ton and I wouldnít tow my 30í TT without my equalizer attached for WD and anti-sway..... there you go - both ends of the spectrum
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I pull our 23D with a 2016 GMC Duramax. I use EZLift and 600lbs bars. Hang three links and 500 lbs put back on the front tires and all level and good to go
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