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Old 09-16-2009, 08:15 PM   #15
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As mentioned above, with a Hensley hitch the ball connection is about one foot farther away from the tow vehicle. And the hitch prevents sway. I tow with a full size Ford van and can easily open my rear doors when hooked up. Also I can turn the van about 165 degrees left or right and there is no conflict between tow vehicle and trailer.

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Old 09-16-2009, 08:51 PM   #16
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My experience tells me an extension won't hurt and probably will help trailer tracking and handling. An extension will also give you a tighter turning radius. I am basing this on my Air Safe hitch which is basically a hitch extension with an air bag which sets the WD hitch back about 14". My WD hitch is mounted to the back of the Air Safe. It handles much better than with the WD mounted right on the draw bar. Draw Bar extensions are manufactured by most hitch manufacturers

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Old 09-16-2009, 09:28 PM   #17
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Interesting! I used an F-250 Super Duty (1999) and a Reese weight distribution hitch to tow a 1978 31' Land Yacht with an electric jack. The tailgate opened with the trailer hooked up. Maybe the Reese is the answer.

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