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Old 01-03-2010, 07:50 AM   #15
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Shane,

What Andy is trying to tell you is that you have no sway control with that bulldog hitch and no load leveling capaabilities as he mentioned. Either are not safe. To put it bluntly , if we were caravanning together I would make sure you were behind me. That hitch is great for a utility trailer or horse trailer-got one of each, but there is a reason they did not put them on travel trailers. One of which is that it is against federal regulations. There are some nasty pictures on here of trailer wrecks with the right equipment. Remember, your family is traveling with you. Don't endanger them.

Be smart, Be SAFE, and change the hitch!
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Shane,

What Andy is trying to tell you is that you have no sway control with that bulldog hitch and no load leveling capaabilities as he mentioned. Either are not safe. To put it bluntly , if we were caravanning together I would make sure you were behind me. That hitch is great for a utility trailer or horse trailer-got one of each, but there is a reason they did not put them on travel trailers. One of which is that it is against federal regulations. There are some nasty pictures on here of trailer wrecks with the right equipment. Remember, your family is traveling with you. Don't endanger them.

Be smart, Be SAFE, and change the hitch!

I dont mind being the last in line , that way you guys don't get hit by all the pieces falling off my trailer either.


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At least you still have a sense of humor after gettin' beat up a little. Keep up the good work and the posts comin' BTW, my 75 has a subrban stove in it that I'm going to replace-too rusted up- if the habdle will fit yours you can have it. Just send me the dimensions and I wil measure it.
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it's not part of this thread, but the o.p. is towing with a newer 3/4 ton truck as i recall.

so w/d gear may not be essential except to gain the sway control...

which MANY do deem essential.

the axle position and loads and tongue mass and shape are DIFFERENT for livestock trailers from rvs.

while many don't use rv style balls and hitches on their precious critter haulers...

rvz are different.

use the right stuff or not, and let us all know how it goes...

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At least you still have a sense of humor after gettin' beat up a little. Keep up the good work and the posts comin' BTW, my 75 has a subrban stove in it that I'm going to replace-too rusted up- if the habdle will fit yours you can have it. Just send me the dimensions and I wil measure it.
14.5 inches I believe from center hole to center hole.
WOW THANK YOU.


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