Originally Posted by squeaky
Ok Im realizing this hitch may not work for me. Thanks for the feedback. I just did some measurements, and it seems that the trailer only sits about 12" up and the top of the hitch recover on my truck is 22". So I need to drop 10" right? The shank in this hitch only drops 2 1/2"
Heads up, the hitch part number you linked is for 1,000# WD bars. That is way to heavy for you 83, T1950. You could damage the A frame being that far over capacity with those heavy bars.
I did some looking for you. The T1950 has been around a long time. And I see the floor plan has changed a little since the newer ones.
If you go to the "FILES" tab on the top of the forum, click it and in there go to brochures. They have 2 flyers in 1983, one specs the other more general.
Your camper has a 4,200# GVWR. It weighed empty with no battery or LP gas in the tanks approx 2,290# the day it left Sunline. It had a empty camper (dry) tongue weight of 245#. This is a little trailer compared to some of the newer T1950's that are built on a larger frame.
As far as WD bar sizing, on that trailer, 600#bars are much closer. Your actual loaded tongue weight might be 350 to 450 pounds.
The EAZ hitch you linked is the standard round bar WD hitch. They are not a bad hitch, consider them the basic WD hitch. EAZ use to be a big leader in the old days, then they sold out to Camco who is selling the line. And that in itself is not a bad thing, just the new day EAZ lift is not the same old EAZ lift hitch in quality.
There are other options in hitches that can offer better performance in anti sway ability. The longer shank is manageable too, but it will take a little work to sort this out.
We can help you sort this out, and you can learn from it how your WD hitch works which is very important. But it will take a little work. If this interests you I can type some more on how to size up the right parts.
I will show 3 hitches that which will fit your lighter tongue weight camper and do a good job.
In the Reese brand (a good brand) they have 2 hitches in the 600# tongue weight class that I would say will work well when setup correct with your camper/truck.
The 1st pick, the Reese SC hitch
2nd pic in the Reese line, this is fairly new called the Steady fast
1st pic in the Equal-I-zer brand. A very good hitch too. This is the mfg site, you can shop price at other online dealers.
Equal-i-zer Hitch Store
All 3 of those hitches have built in anti-sway control along with the WD hitch. Those styles will work with your light tongue weight. The Reese dual cam was mentioned and it is Reese's best WD/anti-sway hitch. In your specific case I am not recommending that one because of your very light tongue weight. They have been declared to not work as well on very light weight tongue weights and yours might be 350, to 450. If you where over the 500# then yes I would say go DC. There may also be a ground clearance concerns
The shank and tow ball needs to be sorted out yet. We can help there too.
If you want to go with the EAZ lift round bar and friction bar hitch, we can help make that setup work the best it can be. The performance will be less then the 3 hitches above, but you really will not know how good it will be until it is all mounted on your camper and truck. It may work OK or not. The truck is a big part of towing stability too. Think of the hitch as a tool, it itself is not the complete fix for all towing issues, it is part of the solution. The truck setup has to do it's part too.
Let us know what how you want to go and will type more from there. We will need the ball height of your camper. (Camper level, ground up to the inside of the ball coupler) We also need your truck receiver height. Ground up to the top inside of the 2" receiver.
Hope this helps