Hitch - Fiberglass RV

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-30-2012, 09:35 AM   #1
Name: John
Trailer: 99 Scamp 16
Posts: 45

What type of hitch does everyone use to tow their scamps, weight distribution, stinger and a ball?

camper1887 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 10:28 AM   #2
Senior Member
Carol H's Avatar
Name: Carol
Trailer: 22' Airstream Formerly 16' Scamp
British Columbia
Posts: 11,746
Check your tow vehicles specifications - some require a weight distribution others do not recommend the use of them.

Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 11:54 AM   #3
Senior Member
David Tilston's Avatar
Name: Dave W
Trailer: Trillium 4500 - 1977, 1978 (2), 1300 - 1977, 1973, and a 1972
Posts: 5,849
Trillium RV does not recommend a weight distribution hitch be used with their trailers.
David Tilston is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 12:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
Byron Kinnaman's Avatar
Name: Byron
Trailer: 2006 Scamp 13' towed with a 2005 Dodge Dakota 4.7l Magnum W/full tow package (over kill)
Posts: 6,982
Weight distribution hitches can be a negative for small trailers. Generally they're not recommended for trailers under 5,000 lbs.
One has to remember that with WDH there's additional weight placed on the trailer axle. It's pretty easy to overload the trailer axle thus reducing the life.
Do a google search on "how weight distribution hitches work". What you want to read is NOT the WDH manufacturers stuff until after you're read some of the independent information.
Byron & Anne enjoying the everyday Saturday thing.
Byron Kinnaman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
Senior Member
Tim Wood's Avatar
Name: Tim
Trailer: 2006 17' SD Casita
Posts: 763
I too agree no need for a weight distribution, but you could add on a anti sway bar if you like. I think they are a good idea just in case you have to move the tow vehicle in one direction or the other in a hurry to avoid something. I like the 2" receivers versa the 1 1/4" . I think most tugs no-a-days will take the 2" hitch. Pretty basic setup really. Things could change a bit if you are thinking of a 25' Bigfoot , but for most of the small trailers its pretty simple.
Tim Wood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 09:02 PM   #6
Senior Member
floyd's Avatar
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
Posts: 7,473
Dittos Tim and Byron!
floyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 10:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
Perry J's Avatar
Name: John
Trailer: 16' Casita
Posts: 975
Send a message via AIM to Perry J Send a message via Yahoo to Perry J
Floyd, Tim and Byron all have given you good advice.
Perry J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2012, 10:19 PM   #8
Name: John
Trailer: 99 Scamp 16
Posts: 45
Great thanks everyone for the info that's what I was thinking.

camper1887 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
5th wheel hitch to hitch pull jackstrr Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 9 07-19-2011 04:19 PM
I have a Hitch now! melissab General Chat 11 06-20-2011 02:05 PM
"U-Hitch" Rear Hitch Receiver Tim Ryce Modifications, Alterations and Updates 9 03-12-2009 04:05 PM
How Not To Use Your Hitch Patrick M. Jokes, Stories & Tall Tales 4 04-20-2008 02:32 PM
Hitch Aid / Bumper Guard Behind Hitch Ball? Parker Buckley Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 12 01-27-2008 04:05 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.