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Old 09-29-2008, 09:07 AM   #15
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How does it tow with out the bars?

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Old 09-29-2008, 09:56 AM   #16
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Tows Great!

I pulled it from Ga. to Missouri after I bought it -about 850 miles without a single problem. No sway or anything.

That's been my experience with this truck. Before the current trailer I had a 31ft Land Yacht and I pulled it with no WD setup and never had a problem.

Since this WD outfit came with the latest trailer I thought I'd give it a try.
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Tows Great!

I pulled it from Ga. to Missouri after I bought it -about 850 miles without a single problem. No sway or anything.

That's been my experience with this truck. Before the current trailer I had a 31ft Land Yacht and I pulled it with no WD setup and never had a problem.

Since this WD outfit came with the latest trailer I thought I'd give it a try.

How a trailer "realy" handles when pulled without using a weight distributing hitch, can "ONLY" be done by riding in the very rear of the trailer at 60 mph.

False sense of security comes from the drivers seat.

This statement comes from tests done in 1970.

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Old 09-29-2008, 01:48 PM   #18
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The purpose of a WD hitch is to transfer some towed weight (from the tongue of the trailer) from the rear of the towed vehicle to the front of the towed vehicle. (TV) This is to even out the tongue weight of the trailer on the TV. So the TV's rear end does not drag. YOu do not have this typical issue towing, as you are not towing any where near the limit.

Your TV was designed to take a ton of weight on the rear. Literally!

If you want to use the set up to reduce sway, that is another matter. However the WD part of your hitch set up is not necessary. In fact by transferring more weight to the forward portion of the TV you may create a problem.

Based on your pics and description, you do want to level the trailer. Or bring the front of the trailer up in the hitched up postion.

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Old 09-29-2008, 02:27 PM   #19
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I know this trailer is new to U and Far be it from to rain on your parade.
If I were U I'd paid particular attend to those axles on the trailer. Crawl under and scope out those arms. That was the problem I had with the truck being to high, was the rubber in the axles was shot.When I changed axles on the trailer it raised it 4 inches at least. Thats why I dont need the 4 inch BLUE OX drop anymore. The trailer pulls alot different also, smoother and alot better ride up front.
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