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Old 02-23-2018, 01:18 PM   #11
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Excellent! Thank you. Will I be seeing you driving into the sunset as well LabRat?

This is a great next chapter - we plan to hike, bike and kayak every state, national and provincial park across North America before someone starts throwing dirt onto me. I grew up with Lake Superior wind in my nostrils.
We are a few years from sailing into the sunset, but plan to in the future.
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:42 PM   #12
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Just got home and measured... My sitting level 1900RD measures 26" to the top of the coupler. I have 235/85R16 tires and it sits a bit higher than stock.
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Old 02-23-2018, 05:03 PM   #13
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Thank you. So, examining info from the Camco EAZ-Lift website, with my TV's 19-1/2" top-of-receiver height and with LabRat's 24" measurement for his stock 1900RD, that would position the Trekker head right in the middle of its adjustable flippable-shank range, with the ability to position the ball 1-1/4", 2-1/2", or 3-3/4" higher or lower from there. Perfect. It appears that my TV mated to a Trekker can accommodate a stock 1900RD, a loaded 1900RD or your 2" higher one. Many thanks to everyone.

Before we leave this thread, any comments on:
any sway at all without a WDH on your F150?
any bounce coming from this single axle 1900RD?
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:36 AM   #14
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Before we leave this thread, any comments on:
any sway at all without a WDH on your F150?
any bounce coming from this single axle 1900RD?
I have airbags in the rear to keep the truck level when towing. I have towed up to 80 mph on the interstate just to try it but I usually run around 65 mph. The only time I notice anything is when getting next to a large vehicle at speed but it's really not bad at all. I drag this thing off road a lot but I go slow so as not to bounce things around too much.
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:36 PM   #15
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Crossfire 1900 RD

Hi Jonas,
I am considering buying the Crossfire 1900 RD but am totally intimidated by the thought of having to use a WDH (approaching age 70 and looks too hard from videos). I have used a friction sway bar on my previous trailers. I have a 2015 Frontier Crew Cab pickup- 2WD. Do you have a sway bar or you just tow it without anything?Thanks, Lynne
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Old 04-19-2018, 03:44 PM   #16
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Hi Jonas,
I am considering buying the Crossfire 1900 RD but am totally intimidated by the thought of having to use a WDH (approaching age 70 and looks too hard from videos). I have used a friction sway bar on my previous trailers. I have a 2015 Frontier Crew Cab pickup- 2WD. Do you have a sway bar or you just tow it without anything?Thanks, Lynne

I'm not Jonas, but....don't. Don't buy an RV without buying a WDH and sway control. I am assuming you are pulling with a Nissan Frontier pickup. The Frontier is not big enough to pull any trailer of much size without a wdh/sway setup unless you just hate yourself.

WDH/sway hitches come in different flavors so you can look to see what they consist of. Andersen makes a light wdh that doesn't look too complicated. I don't buy into their design but it might work for you situation, and certainly beats nothing.

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Old 04-19-2018, 03:44 PM   #17
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Hi Jonas,
I am considering buying the Crossfire 1900 RD but am totally intimidated by the thought of having to use a WDH (approaching age 70 and looks too hard from videos). I have used a friction sway bar on my previous trailers. I have a 2015 Frontier Crew Cab pickup- 2WD. Do you have a sway bar or you just tow it without anything?Thanks, Lynne
Take a look at the Andersen hitches. No heavy bars and the head is relatively light. I went with this style because my back couldn't handle the heavier hitches anymore. It's lighter and easier to hitch up and use IMO.

https://andersenhitches.com/Catalog/...tion-kits.aspx
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Old 04-19-2018, 05:57 PM   #18
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Crossfire 1900 RD sway bar vs WDH

Is the issue the length? My truck says not to use WDH for TT under 4000 lbs. The tow capacity is 6300 lbs. We usually have a Thule bike rack with 2 bikes on the back which offsets the tongue weight quite a bit on our previous trailers.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:35 PM   #19
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Is the issue the length? My truck says not to use WDH for TT under 4000 lbs. The tow capacity is 6300 lbs. We usually have a Thule bike rack with 2 bikes on the back which offsets the tongue weight quite a bit on our previous trailers.
It specifies to not use a wdh for trailers under 4k?? On a Frontier? Max tow is 6300 lbs.? Seems to me something is wrong. Can you post where that comes from? If from Nissan, they are derelict IMO. I don't think the issue is the trailer length; it's the small truck - or both. Here's the link from Keystone for specs;

https://www.keystonerv.com/travel-tr...0rd-crossfire/

It's a 4700 lb. trailer. The tongue, loaded, could be in the 600 lb. range. Loading bicycles and "stuff" just elevates the "towed" weight. It's a Frontier; what is the payload/gvw etc.? Look at the sticker on the door frame. How many folks, dogs, cargo etc. are you going to put in the truck? What is the weight of all that....+ the tongue weight? A Frontier is not an RV towing pickup in the general sense.

Heck, I live in W TX and get to watch all sorts of folks trying to tow with all sorts of stuff in all kinds of W TX "stuff". Ran to Lubbock today and passed a Tundra (speed limit 75) "trying" to pull about a 25' trailer. W TX wind, maybe 25 (slight breeze here but had gusts) from the E (cross ways to the highway). He was going about 45 (in a 75), wiggling and waggling, and when I passed he was STONE COLD fused to the steering wheel; both hands gripped so tight I could see the blood veins; straight up, MAX attention straight ahead. He looked about my age; 68-70ish. Not ideal. I had just pulled my trailer back home yesterday; in winds much stronger with no problem at 65 mph. I felt sorry for him.

All that to point out I worry about you taking that truck and trying to pull the trailer you hope to get without a wdh. A Tundra is WAY more a tow truck than a Frontier so just keep that in mind. Get the wdh and I'm sure someone here can help you with it. Good luck.
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Old 04-19-2018, 06:58 PM   #20
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Per Nissan- "For Armada, Frontier, Pathfinder, Titan,
and Nissan NV vehicles, a weightdistributing
hitch ball mount (Class IV) is
recommended if you plan to tow trailers with a maximum weight over 5,000 lbs. "
I have had Tacoma trucks before and the Frontier is a much heavier duty truck. Towing my previous trailer with it I didn't even know it was there (had been towing with a Toyota Highlander which was the dog wagging the tail).
The dry weight on the Keystone Bullet Crossfire 1900 RD is listed as 3393 lbs. I do not travel with my holding tanks full usually emptying when heading out of the campground.
Are you thinking it is one of the larger models?
I had been considering one of the Sonic campers but really like the features that the 1900 RD has.
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