Hello all, I know there are many threads on weight distributing hitches but I've not found an answer to my specific questions searching. Apologies ahead of time if I missed it.
I have a 2014 Sunset Trail 32BH that I recently purchased used and pulled home on a regular Class V hitch with my 2015 Ram 2500 6.4L. It's time to buy a weight distributing hitch and I've zeroed in on the Equal-i-zer brand. I estimate the trailer weighs about 9000 pounds loaded so believe this 12k hitch here on etrailer.com will work:
My plan was to order the hitch from etrailer, which is around $300 less than the local RV dealer, and pay them to install it since I don't have a flat surface and don't trust myself to get everything torqued and adjusted properly.
The problem is, the shank with the hitch in the link above is for a 2 inch receiver, and I'd think it would be better to have a 2.5 inch for my Class V receiver rather than using a reducer. Etrailer sells this 2.5 shank:
But I think I may need more than a 3 inch drop for my truck since it sits up very high, although the truck is stock.
So I'm looking for advice. My options seem to be the following:
1) Order the correct parts and have the dealer do the install (should cost about $100 labor). But which parts from etrailer would you suggest I buy exactly? I'd hate to make a mistake on the order and confuse the dealer.
2) Just suck it up and pay the extra money for the dealer to pick the right parts and put it all on the rig.
Either way I'm going to watch the installation like a hawk and hopefully ensure they do it properly after reading manuals and watching youtube videos on how to do it.
Advice is MUCH appreciated, thanks.