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Old 08-28-2019, 03:07 PM   #31
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Just to be clear, even with the adjustable regulator if the park has pressure lower than the set pressure on the regulator it WILL NOT increase the pressure, it only reduces high pressures. The restrictor restricts the flow at any/all pressures but more the higher the pressure.
My regulator came preset at 55 psi, which if the park had at least that much was a good pressure, most parks we stayed at were in the 40 psi range, kind of weak, & several were over 100.
This ^^^ is what many folks don't know I believe. Those cheap little brass "regulators", generally with the orange serrated knob, don't particularly "regulate", they "restrict" - at any and all pressures. If you go to a park with low pressure, and there are lots of them, it just cuts it down further.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:00 AM   #32
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After several years without an RV. The wife and I got the itch again. I wanted something that would be very easy on my silverado 1500 and the Wife insisted on bunks for Grandbabies. This seems like a perfect fit. The dealer was 3 hours away. The local salesman wouldnt even counter my offer. So after he spent all morning showing us around He loses to a salesman who didnt have to do a thing but answer the phone and say yes.

The Silverado towed it with ease. 2/3 full of fresh water and full of propane the truck hitch barely went down. 30 psi in the airbags leveled it perfect and away we went. I dont see the need for a WDH as of yet.

Stayed at a local campground that night compliments of the dealer to shake it out. It even rained for us to do a leak check. All was good ( for an RV that is) We have showed this industry we will still buy them even with quality issues so I keep the bar kind of low.



Here is the point to be made... your truck cost you around 45 to 50k right? Trailer another 15 to 20... a $600 hitch wont break the bank! Just because your Chevy can, doesnt mean it should!



Guys here are trying to help you, not hinder you. Anything over 5000 pounds should have a WDH, period!


I wouldnt tow with anything but an Equalizer E4. Have had others, and nothing comes close.
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Old 08-29-2019, 10:28 AM   #33
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1 added Ben to wd

I towed a inclosed car trailer with a 10k rating with a Chevy 1500 hd before buying my 2500 hd and fiver. When I bought the trailer it was a spur of the moment buy great sale price while on vacation. I towed it home from Tenn to conn. It seamed to tow fine no issues. When I got home a fellow racer said I should be using a wd . I said why every thing seamed fine. He said believe me once you tow with the wd you will never look back again. He had a used hitch he let me try. The biggest thing I noticed was the ride improvement . I found it much better on rough roads. With the wd it felt like the trailer and truck where one no up a down dipping. It was like the frames where one unit.
By the way he was right I bought the hitch from him and never looked back.
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Old 08-29-2019, 01:35 PM   #34
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That’s the model we just bought for the same reason - bunks for the grandchild. UltraLite model. Our first RV, graduated from a 1995 pop-up.

We are towing with a Tacoma with Toyota 6k lb. tow package, and had no issues. Had a weight distribution hitch/sway bar installed, Blue Ox brand. And added a third leaf spring to our rear truck shocks. Camped at a local RV park to learn the ropes, and our tank gauges were dead. Took it back to the dealership for repairs, can pick up this weekend. Going to boondock next week to continue to learn how to use it before parking it for weekend use during the Fall.
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Old 08-29-2019, 08:56 PM   #35
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Thats the model we just bought for the same reason - bunks for the grandchild. UltraLite model. Our first RV, graduated from a 1995 pop-up.

We are towing with a Tacoma with Toyota 6k lb. tow package, and had no issues. Had a weight distribution hitch/sway bar installed, Blue Ox brand. And added a third leaf spring to our rear truck shocks. Camped at a local RV park to learn the ropes, and our tank gauges were dead. Took it back to the dealership for repairs, can pick up this weekend. Going to boondock next week to continue to learn how to use it before parking it for weekend use during the Fall.
You'll need to learn your RV holding tank limits! Even if the tank sensors do light up don't expect them to be any where near accurate. The fresh water should be somewhat correct, but the waste tanks, especially the black, it'll be anybodys guess after the 1st fill or 2.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:02 AM   #36
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Oh wow. Thanks for that most important tidbit of information.
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