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    49901 would be a better match I think.. bigger is not better in a WDH.. the folks at etrailer or reese could probably advise you..


    Note that you have to disconnect the sway control to back up with the 4990x series, and you'll have a bit less ground clearance than with an SC-style setup..
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    Closing the loop on this thread:

    We found the travel trailer we were looking for. It's a 2015 Jay Feather X23B (same model mentioned in the OP above). We bought it from the original owner. The dealer had installed a Pro Series 49903 WDH with sway control when it was purchased. While it is a little over-rated for our needs, after pulling the TT twice I'm satisfied that it works fine. I posted a photo in the pinned post by BigDutch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannonball74 View Post
    It is in a way becuase of the way the travel trailers are weighted, plus the drag they produce behind a vehicle. Typically unless your pulling a big cabin cruiser or pontoon boat your not going to need one with a boat.
    Was curious about this. I will be pulling a 5k boat with tow package. Looks like I don't need to bother with a WDH.

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    The WDH is relevant to the tongue weight more than the total trailer weight. I have no idea what the tongue weight is for a 5000# boat, but a TT would probably run between 600# and 750#. A heavy tongue takes weight off the front tires and makes steering and stopping dicey, which the WDH corrects. I've got the 5.7L, but my owners manual says towing anything over 3500# requires a WDH (even with the self leveling rear suspension).

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    Typically a boat only has about 10% on the tongue. At 5K, you should not need a WDH assuming boat is set up correctly on trailer from my experience.

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