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fugawi 12-31-2012 09:44 PM

Weight Distribution Hitch for 4x4 Hemi with Quadralift pulling 3,200 lb trailer?
 
I have a 2012 JGC 4x4 Hemi with Quadra Lift. I am towing a 3,200 lb (dry weight) 19í long travel trailer with tongue weight of about 430 lbs.

I was told that with that combination I was on the edge of needing a weight distribution hitch.

To be on the safe side, I purchased an EAZ-Lift weight distribution system and used it once and found it to be a slight PITA putting on and removing.

I just went for a second trip with a standard hitch (no weigh distribution hitch) and noticed how much the air suspension adjusts when the trailer goes on the hitch.

I didnít notice much difference in driving with or without the EAZ-Lift weight distribution hitch. Both seemed OK.

Can anyone help with input on: 1) should I need a weight distribution hitch with the described setup? and 2) does the automatically-adjusting air suspension of the QuadraLift mitigate any issues that a weight distribution hitch might address?

Thank you.

Jim_in_PA 12-31-2012 09:49 PM

Re: Weight Distribution Hitch for 4x4 Hemi with Quadralift pulling 3,200 lb trailer?
 
The WDH isn't going to benefit you as much relative to tongue weight with your setup since it's relatively below the max and the QL deals with it nicely, but that's a longer trailer and it may help with additional sway control, especially with an added sway bar and when windy. (Yes, the JGC has some sway compensation, too) For the small two horse trailer I tow, I'm at about 4800 lbs loaded, but it's much shorter than your rig. I haven't felt the need for a WDH for the local towing I do and yes, the QL does adjust to compensate for tongue weight. (As is does when you have folks in the back seat, even!) I absolutely would do a WDH for towing the nearly 20' length you're dealing with.

denis4x4 12-31-2012 11:09 PM

Re: Weight Distribution Hitch for 4x4 Hemi with Quadralift pulling 3,200 lb trailer?
 
Google the Anderson WD hitch. Several Airstream owners with WK2 GC's are using them.

disarray 01-01-2013 12:50 AM

Re: Weight Distribution Hitch for 4x4 Hemi with Quadralift pulling 3,200 lb trailer?
 
I tow about just under 7k with a 30ft trailer and use a WDH... and and first it was a complete PITA to hitch and unhitch... but now me and the wife have it so down we can do it in just a minute or two and blindfolded. But the first few times we were like 30 min. :)

charby 01-03-2013 09:31 AM

Re: Weight Distribution Hitch for 4x4 Hemi with Quadralift pulling 3,200 lb trailer?
 
Consider getting a power jack, best investment to a trailer with a WDH setup. I have a 20' Visa with 350lb tongue weight with a Equal-i-zer WDH, with no more cranking.

02tts 03-24-2013 06:18 PM

Re: Weight Distribution Hitch for 4x4 Hemi with Quadralift pulling 3,200 lb trailer?
 
I would recommend a wdh.

Here is my setup:

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f73/2012-j...tml#post787093

wjs81866 03-25-2013 11:22 AM

Re: Weight Distribution Hitch for 4x4 Hemi with Quadralift pulling 3,200 lb trailer?
 
I pull a 6000 lbs boat and trailer and have Quadra Lift; I had a WDH but stopped using it. They seemed to work against each other and ended up raising the rear of the truck more than it needed.

My tongue weight is about 225lbs and I pulled this boat all the way from Massachusetts with no issues at all.


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