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Old 02-20-2017, 08:23 PM   #29
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What about the weight distribution bars? Any issue leaving them hooked up? I leave them on. Jamie
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:49 AM   #30
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What about the weight distribution bars? Any issue leaving them hooked up? I leave them on.

I am not aware of any downside of leaving them on. I leave my weight distribution bars hooked up if I am not unhooking
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:10 PM   #31
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What about the weight distribution bars? Any issue leaving them hooked up? I leave them on. Jamie
I run very heavy bars (1400 pound rating), and pull them pretty tight when hooking up. My trailer (25FB twin) has a front outside compartment. When the bars are hooked up, the compartment door is jammed shut. So the bars are flexing the body a bit. For that reason, I remove the bars every time I stop for the night.
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That your compartment door is jammed shut is interesting. I have a 25 Eddie Bauer and 1400 pound bard and have never experienced any binding of the starboard side compartment.
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We have no problem with the compartment doors on the sides. It's just the one on the front.
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Old 02-22-2017, 05:34 AM   #34
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No issues with leaving truck and trailer coupled indefinitely, weight bars in place with tension on, but I don't have a front storage compartment.
Even when I uncouple the truck and trailer I don't remove them, but slide them back out of the hitch head toward the front of the trailer and leave them sitting on the L-brackets.
I use the electric tongue jack to lift the truck and trailer high enough to remove the weight bars from the hitch head easily by hand with very little effort. I never use the provided lever. This only works with the jack foot in place to get the truck and trailer high enough.
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I'm another who leaves it hitched for a one night stop. I may put down the tongue jack because that seems to take out a lot of the movement when you move about the trailer.
Same here. I also feel that it unloads the suspension on the truck a bit, depending on the angle you are parked at. Can't hurt (unless you drive off forgetting it's down...)
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I run very heavy bars (1400 pound rating), and pull them pretty tight when hooking up. My trailer (25FB twin) has a front outside compartment. When the bars are hooked up, the compartment door is jammed shut. So the bars are flexing the body a bit. For that reason, I remove the bars every time I stop for the night.
That's interesting. It make me think the chassis is being twisted, not just pulled down. Is one bar pulling harder than the other? Does it happen all the time, or just when using the jacks? It must be the bars, since you say it stops when you remove the bars.
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Can't hurt (unless you drive off forgetting it's down...)
Okay, I'll rat myself out. I had two small utility trailers at home. I'd chain them together to prevent theft. Since they sat for a while the chain would get invisible in the grass.
You see where this is going? I hooked up one and drove away, noticed it acted a bit sluggish, so I looked in the mirrors and YIKES! I was dragging a second trailer alongside the first! I only got about 20' but it was enough.
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