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Old 01-11-2018, 11:11 AM   #11
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Perhaps I'm missing something. Won't a weight distribution hitch allow the truck to stay mostly level? Blue Ox makes a nice product and has an integrated Sway Control,,,no friction bar required.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:19 AM   #12
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I don't need (or want) a WD hitch in my particular case. Not sure about others here.
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:51 AM   #13
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I don't need (or want) a WD hitch in my particular case. Not sure about others here.
I don't know if you've got "real world" weights on your trailer yet. If not, you might want to swing by a CAT scale next time you're heading out of town on a camping trip. Most F150 receivers are rated at 500/5000 pounds without a W/D hitch and 1100/10000 pounds with a W/D hitch.

Stats for your trailer, empty as shipped from Keystone give the tongue weight at 485 pounds. Add 40 lbs of propane and a battery and you're over the max receiver weight for a "non W/D hitch".... That's without any cargo in the trailer's front storage compartment, no camping equipment and no water/supplies in the trailer.
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Old 01-11-2018, 02:33 PM   #14
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I don't need (or want) a WD hitch in my particular case. Not sure about others here.

I would strongly urge you to weigh your trailer/truck combo. Without a WDH I'm pretty sure you will be over the receiver limits. What class is the receiver? If it's a III you probably want to rethink your decision
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:16 AM   #15
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There is also a minimum weight where a WDH is required. 5000lbs comes to mind, but I'm quoting that from memory.

I'm just curious, not trying to pile on or doubt your decision. But why would you not want a WDH to tow with? I don't think I've heard that expressed on the forum before.

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Old 01-13-2018, 10:28 AM   #16
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I agree with ctbruce. A WDH will assist with front tire grab and front tire wear. It's a huge safety issue. I know many dealers will have you sign off saying you opted out of it, as a way to cover their ***. If you don't want to pay the higher dealer price there are many internet options.
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:31 AM   #17
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Check out this link,,,https://www.etrailer.com/faq-weightdistribution.aspx
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:54 AM   #18
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Perhaps I'm missing something. Won't a weight distribution hitch allow the truck to stay mostly level?
Yes.

I have a Suspension MAXX kit on my 2017 2500HD.

I had my WDH set by the dealer. Measurements were take of my truck before the trailer was attached and after. The tech then marked which link I needed to be attaching to the trailer. My truck rides level and smooth.
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Old 01-13-2018, 11:43 AM   #19
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Ok, that explains alot. Thanks........
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Old 01-15-2018, 05:05 PM   #20
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I had a 2000 Silverado 1500 4x4 crew cab. Although I didn't have a leveling kit on it, I torqued the torsion bars to level it. Had no handling issues towing my Passport 2920. Having said that, the safest bet is to have it factory height.
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