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Old 05-02-2020, 05:35 AM   #1
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I am towing a X160 with our Kia Sorento, t is rated at 5,000 lb capacity, I have ordered this hitch, it is rated at a higher weight than I need but will it work towing and backing, any experience or comments welcome.
Hitch is, Blue Ox BXW1200 BLUE OX RB 800-1200LB W/D
https://www.blueox.com/trailer-towin...ibuting-hitch/
got it from Amazon for $150
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Old 05-02-2020, 02:11 PM   #2
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You need to be careful when using a WDH on a unibody frame that is way beyond what your frame can handle. You want to get one rated as close to the hitch weight as possible. Your hitch weight is 500 pounds but the WDH you listed has a hitch weight of 1200 pounds. What that means is if you get into a severe dip or hump in the road, your frame could bend before the spring bars do. You would be better off getting a WDH that is for hitch weights no more than 600 pounds.
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thank you so much, I'll send it back
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YEs, send it back 'cause Twinster2 is correct.
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Kia agreed, no WDH on kias
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Kia's recommendation to not use a WDH is probably their way of covering their a$$. In my case, I have a Toyota Highlander and use a WDH rated for a 600 pound hitch weight and 6000 pound trailer weight. The Highlander is a unibody frame and Toyota has given mixed signals regarding the use of a WDH. I've been using this hitch for 5 years with no issues. That being said, I'm not sure a 16 foot trailer is big enough to benefit much from a WDH. For its size, maybe all you need is a good sway bar.
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