Author Topic: Weight Distribution Hitch for 2013 Camp Lite 16DB  (Read 144 times)

janodi

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Weight Distribution Hitch for 2013 Camp Lite 16DB
« on: September 14, 2021, 10:41:43 PM »
Hi,
I've got a 2013 Livin-Lite CampLite 16DB travel trailer. Several places have told me that because of the campers extended tongue (not a simple A-frame) that I cannot attach a WDH.

I've tried to attach a picture showing how the support for the tongue extends past the A part of the frame. In the picture is a ruler that shows that it is about 2ft from the center of where the ball would be to where the A-frame begins. However, I keep getting a server error regarding the 3 MB picture : (

Does anyone have a recommendation for a WDH that will work with this setup? Or am I out of luck? I realize that I may have to move around some of the things that are attached to frame.

Has anyone else run into this?

Thanks in advance,
Jim

PS. My tow vehicle is a 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4

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Re: Weight Distribution Hitch for 2013 Camp Lite 16DB
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2021, 03:38:18 PM »
Update:
Starting to figure this out. Reese (and probably some other companies) makes a "pole tongue" adapter. This is metal adapter that mounts on the "pole" part of the tongue and provides a place for the WDH to attach mimicking what a full A-frame would do.

Reese WDHs want to have this adapter provide a mounting surface that is 50 degrees from the center pole (50 degrees on both sides of the center pole) and that is around 27-28 or so inches from the center of the coupler.

The problem with my CampLite setup is that the A-frame starts at 24 inches back from the center of the coupler. This may mean that I have to fabricate my own pole tongue adapter. Any ideas welcome : )

Jim

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Re: Weight Distribution Hitch for 2013 Camp Lite 16DB
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2021, 07:56:21 PM »
First question would be, do you a need a WDH hitch for that trailer? It weighs around 3000 lbs dry with 350 lbs tongue weight. You may not need it at all, even with the Colorado. Have you been towing it and noticed issues?