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Old 03-13-2019, 06:12 PM   #29
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Dry weight is the true, real world weight of the trailer, without propane, water, options and personal effects. It is useful for comparing different trailer brands and sizes.

The only way you'll know for sure what your trailer weighs, loaded for camping, is a scale trip.

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Old 03-18-2019, 08:30 AM   #30
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Need WDH?

As others have noted, you don't NEED a WDH. However, they have the effect of reducing the pitching motion of the rig while towing. I also have a light trailer and a 3/4 ton pickup. At rest, the tongue weight only pushes down the rear end a couple of inches - well within specs. However, in motion there's a difference. Go over a bump and the tongue pushes the rear end down, and then pulls it up. First your headlights point at the sky and then at the road. It's a jerky feeling. The WDH, when the same bump happens, puts more weight on the front of the TV and the trailer axle(s), smoothing out the pitching motion some. Good shocks on the TV help damp the motion, too. I find the ride to be much smoother with the WDH. Also, I don't need to readjust the headlights when towing.

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