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Y-Guy

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Posted: 06/13/18 03:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just thinking out loud... Where is the weight in a RZR? Would backing it in help by moving some of the weight closer the front?


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Posted: 06/13/18 03:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A Hensley hitch would probably be less than the hit you'll take trading. Hensley will take care of sway and push/pull. No sure if it'll help with the feeling of being pushed around, but I'd bet it would do wonders there as well.

I had a Hensley in previous life. Pro-Pride is similar concept.


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Posted: 06/17/18 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sgip2000 wrote:

The only downside to a fifth wheel over a bumper pull is the loss of truck bed.


Not a total loss... I still put a couple nights worth of firewood back there and that is with a short bed.


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I recently bought a 2017 39' 5th wheel Wolfpack 315 pack12 with a seperate garage and I am having sway issue with it. So going to a 5th wheel will not nessasaryly solve your issue, just sayin. I have removed The Happijack beds and couchs out of the garage. Removed the shelving unit to be able to back the X3 in. Relocated the spare tire tom under the bed and added weight to the basement area and still only have a pin weight of 15%. 5th wheels tow best at 20%.


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Posted: 06/20/20 10:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

dedmiston wrote:

How does it tow without the SxS in it? It would be interesting to test it just to make sure that your problem really is weight distribution.

You should weigh the tongue with and without the SxS loaded, just to verify that your problem is from the low tongue weight.

If that's the case, then you should be able to adjust the height and angle of your hitch to compensate


Wrong.

A WD hich does not or cannot fix low TW! None of them will.
Some how, some way (other than WD) the TW must be fixed.

Proper TW is the cornerstone to achieving a good towing lashup.
Then adding the WD hitch of your choice will make it even better.



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Posted: 06/20/20 09:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I agree with trying a Propride or Hensley Arrow hitch. Their projection point engineering virtually eliminates sway. I know Hensley offers a money back satisfaction guarantee on their fifth wheel hitches. If they offer the same on the Arrow, it would make sense to give it a try, you might have to eat some freight charges with a return. Hensley has some good videos explaining the engineering and demonstrating how the trailer can't impact the vehicle with sway forces. People swear by them.

I'm assuming you don't have air bags on the truck.

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https://www.propridehitch.com/propride-3........sley%20arrow&utm_content=Hensley%20Arrow

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