Weight Distributing Hitch on equipment trailer

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mcfarmall

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I fitted my WDH from the travel trailer over to the Load Trail 8324 14k equipment trailer yesterday and it turned out perfect! I had to buy a set of Hook Up chain hangers that bolt onto the trailer frame. Couldn't use traditional snap up brackets due to a crossmember in the way and tongue tool box. Trailer deck is level when unloaded and the bubble just touches the line (tongue heavy) when the tractor is loaded. Anybody else use WDH on their equipment hauler?
 
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nisaacs

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If towing heavy, the WDH is a good plan. I bought one for my 14k dump/Dodge 2500.

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AWSubie

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When I’m hauling just the trailer (tongue wt about 200 lbs) I don’t use the WDH. But when I’m hauling the tractor the tongue wt increases above 600 lbs which is limit of my receiver. I always use the WDH when hauling the tractor.
 
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We put them on all bumper pull trailers. It's a no brainer.

Sometimes it's hard to do on the 14k ones, and have had to weld the bracket onto the trailer frame because the frame is too big...but it's always worth it.

The ability to steer is kinda a big thing. Plus, no platypusesing on dirt roads.
 
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Yep, did the same thing... just purchased the chain hooks and put them on the equipment trailer. Now I use the WDH on both. Makes a BIG difference!
 
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nikerret

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I did not, but my truck is heavily built. I can put 5k on my flatbed and not go over the truck’s GVWR. If I was driving a lighter duty truck, a WDH would be used.

These are my rear springs:

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fried1765

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If towing heavy, the WDH is a good plan. I bought one for my 14k dump/Dodge 2500.

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I did not, but my truck is heavily built. I can put 5k on my flatbed and not go over the truck’s GVWR. If I was driving a lighter duty truck, a WDH would be used.

These are my rear springs:

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I have a 14K Equal-i-zer hitch for my 14K equipment trailer.
I also have air bags on my 3/4T tow vehicle.
I MUCH prefer the Equal-i-zer (brand) hitch design over the drop chain style, because the Equal-i-zer design is not subject to turning while backing issues.
Certainly not cheap though.
That 14K Equal-i-zer is now $697.95 on e-trailer.com.
 
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edawg

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Big fan of my WDH and tandem axle trailer brakes on my 7Klbs trailer. Got lucky that I could buy an extra set of trailer frame brackets for the weight distributing hitch that I bought with our camper setup right by the dealer. All my trailers are 2 5/16" balls now, everything interchanges. The only downside is the angle / tongue weight empty on the camper is heavier so the setup is a tad "tail heavy" when i run the 7K equipment trailer empty (using the rear wheels too much which can wear em more). But I don't run it much empty and once she's loaded, it's nice and level. Drives well at speed and brakes straight.
 
 
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