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Recommended Weight Distribution System for 2011 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 284BHS

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What Husky weight distribution I have a 20011 jayco eagle super lite 284 bhs what system should I have.

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Within the Husky line I recommend the Husky Center Line Weight Distribution System # HT32218, however I think it's going to be best to go with a different brand. This is because this option represents the highest rated system from Husky, which features a tongue weight capacity range of 800 to 1,200 pounds.

Your 2011 Jayco Eagle Super Lite 284BHS has a GVWR of 8,100 pounds, which represents the most it can weigh when fully loaded. Since the tongue weight should be 10 to 15 percent of its total weight, we can estimate a loaded tongue weight of around 810 to 1,215 pounds. It's also important to remember that your setup's total tongue weight, which is what you want to use when trying to match up with a weight distribution system's tongue weight capacity, also includes any added cargo weight coming from behind the rear axle of your tow vehicle.

This just means that it's very possible you end up exceeding the 1,200 tongue weight capacity of the Husky Center Line with your total tongue weight, which would essentially render the system useless.

A much better match is with the similar (both in price and design) Reese Steadi-Flex # RP66561, which features a tongue weight capacity of 700 pounds to 1,400 pounds, matching your potential total tongue weight perfectly. This is an excellent system that uses clamp-on trailer frame brackets (no drilling) and integrated sway control to drastically limit any side-to-side movement. It comes with a limited lifetime warranty and the only thing you need to add is a compatible hitch ball like the 2" # A-90 or the 2-5/16" # 19286 (if you don't have one already).

I have attached a couple short video demonstrations on this system that you can check out as well.

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