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Old 08-12-2018, 06:49 PM   #11
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got ProSeries without sway control, has 600# springs, trunnion connection, we didn't ask for anything special, just ordered standard one without sway control, $350 CAD, Escape did excellent job installing IMO.

I think could probably go without it with my 1/2 ton pickup, don't think it's transferring much weight to truck, but rides level, truck used to squat a little in the back with Casita. seems more stable ride towing Escape 21 with WDH compared to my experience with Casita, so I like it, glad I got it.
Thanks for the answer, I'm on the fence with using one or not. Any pictures of the set up and did Escape have this in stock to install?
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:14 PM   #12
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I like the WDH because it takes a lot of the bounce out of the whole unit. Loren
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:26 PM   #13
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You're exactly right. Once in a while you'll get on a concrete road that was screeded improperly and has ripples in it. If you don't have a WDH its like riding a porpoise. Nope I've never actually ridden one but I did get out of the ocean once because I mistook dolphins for sharks. I hook the WDH up for every trip and enjoy the lockup feeling.
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Old 08-12-2018, 07:38 PM   #14
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Don't you mean a porpoise chased you out, that way you can segue a trailer has less proposing with a w/d set up.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:33 PM   #15
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Don't you mean a porpoise chased you out, that way you can segue a trailer has less proposing with a w/d set up.
Watch out, the sharks on the forum will propose that it would be porpoising.

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Old 08-12-2018, 08:43 PM   #16
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I think could probably go without it with my 1/2 ton pickup, don't think it's transferring much weight to truck, but rides level, truck used to squat a little in the back with Casita.
A WD system doesn't transfer any load (or "weight") to the truck (so I assume that's a typo), it
  • transfers some load from the truck's rear axle to the truck's front axle, and
  • transfers some load from the truck's rear axle to the trailer's axle(s)

There is no reason to set the system up for excessive load transfer - it should at most restore the truck's front axle load to what it was before the trailer was hitched up.

If the Escape has tongue weight than the Casita, and the truck's rear sits higher than with the Casita, then the WD system is certainly working. The truck should still squat down in the rear a bit due to the trailer... just not excessively.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:07 PM   #17
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On the two setups we have and have had, we measured the fender height on front and back fender radius before hooking up and then once hooked up adjusted the coupled together combination to tow level or very slightly trailer nose down and closely match the original fender heights. Seems to work for us and handles great, tows level and backs in without binding. No porpoising, no dolphining, no swaying or bronco bucking, just a bluebird ride and the skies are not cloudy all day.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:17 PM   #18
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sorry, don't have any pics of WDH installed, and trailer is 100 miles away in storage.

I think this is exactly what I have - Pro Series Trunnion Style Weight Distribution Kit with Shank, 600 lbs. TW / 10,000 lbs. GTW Item # 49585. I tried to link to the etrailer website where it's available, but didn't work for me, maybe you can search it on web?

as for how it works, don't ask me. actually, I was glad to have Escape install it, thought it was a bargain with free installation. it's a project I could work on for a long time and still be messing with it. I was happy to see it's 600 lbs TW, which I think is the correct size.
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Pro Series. Without sway bars. Inexpensive and does everything I need it to do.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:50 PM   #20
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not close up, but pic of TV with trailer, as you can see nice and level
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