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Old 05-07-2019, 05:40 PM   #1
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Which weight distribution hitch?

What weight distribution hitch is everyone using for the 2016 mico mini?

Will a 600 lb tongue weight or a 700 lb or an 800 lb be better?

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Old 05-07-2019, 05:54 PM   #2
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When we pulled a trailer we used a Husky Centerline and we were super happy with it’s easy of use, great sway control and overall stoutness.
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Old 05-07-2019, 07:10 PM   #3
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Given the relatively light weight of your TT, I think that pretty much any good quality WD will work for you. IMHO there's no need to invest in an expensive varieties. I used a simple and inexpensive EAZ Lift with sway control for years (22' and 25' Nash TTs) and it worked great. I always went a little heavier than my actual tongue weight with respect to the WD bars.

https://www.amazon.com/EAZ-LIFT-Dist...gateway&sr=8-3
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:04 PM   #4
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Given the relatively light weight of your TT, I think that pretty much any good quality WD will work for you. IMHO there's no need to invest in an expensive varieties. I used a simple and inexpensive EAZ Lift with sway control for years (22' and 25' Nash TTs) and it worked great. I always went a little heavier than my actual tongue weight with respect to the WD bars.

https://www.amazon.com/EAZ-LIFT-Dist...gateway&sr=8-3
I should have added that the specs on your TT are in the same general range as my Nash 22H (7,000# GVWR) and Nash 25S (8,000# GVWR), except for your tongue weight which is lower than mine which were in the mid-500s. Your dry weights are also less, so, depending on how much stuff you carry, you could be well under your GVWR, which I see online is 7,000#.
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:29 PM   #5
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Old 05-08-2019, 05:51 AM   #6
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I use "The Equalizer" hitch. It was mid-priced at about $500 all set up for my truck. No problems at all, I have pulled the camper (2108DS) about 10,000 miles now.
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Fastway E2.
Question on the e2 - I'm new to it (old TT was outweighed by the curb weight of my TV so no WDH; not so for new one). Is it normal to hear some "groaning" from the hitch? I can only hear it with the windows open. I suspect it is the friction part of the anti-sway, but ... just checking.

Thanks for your feedback.

By the way, my DW grew up within walking distance of the Chiefland Drive-In (now a WalMart).
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Question on the e2 - I'm new to it (old TT was outweighed by the curb weight of my TV so no WDH; not so for new one). Is it normal to hear some "groaning" from the hitch? I can only hear it with the windows open. I suspect it is the friction part of the anti-sway, but ... just checking.

Thanks for your feedback.

By the way, my DW grew up within walking distance of the Chiefland Drive-In (now a WalMart).
Groaning and popping are normal, lubricating your ball hitch helps but you're still going to hear it, especially when maneuvering at low speeds (backing into a campsite, etc.) Whatever you do, don't lubricate the friction anti-sway unit other than the little hitch balls.
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Question on the e2 - I'm new to it (old TT was outweighed by the curb weight of my TV so no WDH; not so for new one). Is it normal to hear some "groaning" from the hitch? I can only hear it with the windows open. I suspect it is the friction part of the anti-sway, but ... just checking.
Yes, as BobC said it's normal and that's how you know that the anti-sway is working.

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By the way, my DW grew up within walking distance of the Chiefland Drive-In (now a WalMart).
Ah, the CHIEF Drive-in. Spent a few nights there trying to get my toddler son to go to sleep in back seat of the car.
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Groaning and popping are normal, lubricating your ball hitch helps but you're still going to hear it, especially when maneuvering at low speeds (backing into a campsite, etc.) Whatever you do, don't lubricate the friction anti-sway unit other than the little hitch balls.
Thanks. I guess you're right - I don't seem hear it at highway speeds.

I use motorcyce chain lube (silicon) for lube as it's "cleaner". Do you think this is sufficient?
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Yes, as BobC said it's normal and that's how you know that the anti-sway is working.



Ah, the CHIEF Drive-in. Spent a few nights there trying to get my toddler son to go to sleep in back seat of the car.
Thanks. That's what I suspected but wasn't sure. The DW didn't recall correctly the name; it's been a LONG time since she left!
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Old 05-15-2019, 07:02 PM   #11
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Anderson WD hitch. Quiet, lightweight...happily towing a 2108DS with a GMC Canyon Duramax.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:24 PM   #12
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We're pulling a Minnie 2250DS using a Fastway e2 800/8000 pound hitch. We bought the rig and the hitch in June 2018 and have had persistent trouble with the passenger-side L bracket "walking" backward on the trailer frame. It was initially installed by the dealer and they appeared to do a good job, but I had to move and retighten the bracket while on the road and have tried several times to get the bracket fixed in position.

I posted on the forum and the suggestions were to have the bracket tack welded or drive a self-tapping bolt through the frame. That may yet be necessary. But just yesterday morning I followed the advice of Fastway support and raised the hitch ball on the truck. We drove about an hour today without the bracket shifting, including some tight turns, so we may have finally found a resolution.

Aside from the bracket moving, I've been very pleased with the performance of the hitch in terms of actually distributing the weight and preventing sway. We've now driven in quite strong winds and had innumerable large semis pass us with no sway problems at all.

Our hitch used to moan and groan in tight quarters, but that was before I applied heavy grease to the upright portion of the spring arms as described in the factory manual. Since doing that, the hitch has been wonderfully quiet. As others have already pointed out, do NOT apply grease where the spring arms slide along the brackets -- that friction is the power behind the sway control.
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