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Old 03-06-2013, 04:50 AM   #1
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I am buying a 2014 Zinger 28BH this year. I drive a 2007 Ram 2500. Do i need a Torsion Bar Hitch set up or not. Not sure where i have a 3/4 ton if i need this set up. I think the toung wait is around 800 on this trailer. Would love to hear some thoughts on for or against.

Also if any one has a zinger 28bh do you like it or have you had any problems with it. Have you made any modifications to it?



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I just bought my 2013 28BH in January......felt like a kid on Christmas getting a new toy, only to have to put it away for 3-4 months. Haven't done any mods and obviously haven't had any problems yet.
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When you say torsion bar set up, are you referring to equalizing hitch?



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I believe he is...

Even with a 2500HD, a WD hitch is a good idea. You will have it should you upgrade down the road, and it just helps keep setup stable on the road (less bounce). You will likely want a 1200# rating.
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Yes, you'll need a WDH with sway. I've seen these delivered by transports with no bars and am always amazed at them swaying on the highway and the truck squatting.
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Yes, you'll need a WDH with sway. I've seen these delivered by transports with no bars and am always amazed at them swaying on the highway and the truck squatting.

This is true...although you can add sway bars without using a WD hitch.

My recommendation (and near future purchase) is a WD hitch with built-in sway control (like the Reese dual cam). We have friction bar, and it works...but I think a built-in setup would work better.
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Even though you have a 3/4 ton truck you are limited by your hitch. Check your hitch, it will tell you how much tongue weight you can carry without (load bearing) and with a wdh. It is usually 500 lbs load bearing. Also the 800 lbs is dry. Your loaded hitch weight will actually be much higher... Hitch weight should be 13-15% of the loaded TT weight.You are gonna be looking at close to 1000 lbs hitch weight once loaded. I have the 26BL which is very similar to the 26BH in floor plan, length and weight. We weigh 7000 lbs loaded (we were around 5700 lbs dry) and our loaded tongue weight is right around 1000 lbs. we use the Reese dual cam. I recommend you get a wdh with integrated sway control like the Reese dual cam or equal-i-zer.


On edit- the 1200 bars are what we run and it works well for us.Edited by: anaro
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