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Old     (flyspec14)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-31-2005, 11:23 AM Reply   
Alot of guys use these when towing campers, but does anyone use one to pull there boat? Here's what I'm talking about:

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I'm really trying to get the ultimate towing set-up for my DROPPED GMC. Thanks for any input!

Old     (phatboypimp)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-31-2005, 11:37 AM Reply   
I used to sell these weight distributing hitches and I had one for a 32' trailer. In my opinion it would be overkill, depending on the size of your boat. If you are pulling something over 30' I would recommend it. If you are looking to keep your truck balanced and level for a traditional ski/wake boat, I would use airbags as the distibuting hitches are built for much heavier tounge weight and wont make a big difference.
Old     (sparks426)      Join Date: Dec 2003       05-31-2005, 11:58 AM Reply   
Most boats are pretty well placed on the trailer to provide a certain amount (and relatively light at that) of tongue weight. Load-leveling hitches are typically required for a camper, especially when you start loading them up and the tongue weight goes way up.
Old     (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       05-31-2005, 11:59 AM Reply   
I use the WD hitch at work, when I tow 9000lb + diesel generators. Not needed for the SAN. Ditto what Jason says about the airbags - especially on a dropped vehicle. Watch out for shallow launch ramps...
Old     (flyspec14)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-31-2005, 12:53 PM Reply   
I already run bags, I'm just looking to reduce the rear bouncing a bit
Old     (wakejunky)      Join Date: Apr 2002       05-31-2005, 4:29 PM Reply   
Actually, with the use of surge brakes on these trailers alot of the manufacturers will not recommend WD hitches.

I know the surge brakes that DHM use, UFP, allows the use of WD hitches.

Check with the surge manufacture and/or trailer manufacturer.

But, in all reality our boats are light in comparison to travel trailers so, there really isn't much need.

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