Originally Posted by FX4RR
....I know the tongue weight is well under 500lbs and total weight loaded is around 6K....
Well...common wisdom is that the tongue weight of a bumper hitch trailer must be 10% to 15% of the trailer weight, with a good realistic minimum of 12%.
So....if your trailer will be 6000 lbs loaded, then the tongue weight must be between 600 to 900 lbs.
Take a look under your rear bumper and you see a sticker like this:
You can see that any trailer weighing more than 5000 lbs or a tongue weight greater than 500 lbs requires a WDH.
I have an Equal-i-zer that has built in sway control. Reese and Blue Ox make good hitches.
My 20' car hauler weighs about 6200 loaded, and it has a 675 lb tongue weight. My car is as far back as I can possibly get it, so there's no way I could have less tongue weight, but 675 is 11% of the trailer's weight, and it pulls great with that tongue weight.