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Old 10-06-2020, 07:35 AM   #21
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Old 10-11-2020, 10:37 AM   #22
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I ditched my traditional WDH and went with the Andersen WDH. It weighs a lot less.

The downside of the Andersen WDH is that it doesn't provide quite as much weight transfer as a traditional spring bar WDH. Even when my tongue weight is 1400 lbs, the Andersen still transfers enough weight to make for a pleasant drive. No sway, no squirrely feeling when getting passed.
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Old 10-11-2020, 10:48 AM   #23
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I never take mine out.
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Old 10-11-2020, 10:59 AM   #24
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Bob, what brand is your rock guard?
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TowTector I like the full width coverage. It also seems to absorb and spread the wet and debris rather than bouncing it off the road surface.
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Old 10-11-2020, 11:38 AM   #25
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I use this also. Makes moving the blue ox so easy.
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Old 10-11-2020, 12:53 PM   #26
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Another vote for the Andersen. Much lighter, works fine with my 2005 25 Safari.
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I ditched my traditional WDH and went with the Andersen WDH. It weighs a lot less.

The downside of the Andersen WDH is that it doesn't provide quite as much weight transfer as a traditional spring bar WDH. Even when my tongue weight is 1400 lbs, the Andersen still transfers enough weight to make for a pleasant drive. No sway, no squirrely feeling when getting passed.
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Old 10-11-2020, 03:26 PM   #27
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We had the Rock Tamers and the assembly was heavy. I took the Tamers off and bought some Duraflap no drill extra wide/long mud flaps for the rear. Installed those and just leave the trailer hitch assembly on with a tennis ball covering the greasy ball. It doesn’t affect the backup camera and ready to go. We’ve made a few trips and we haven’t seen any indication of road rash, yet.
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Old 10-11-2020, 03:52 PM   #28
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This is what I use. Hitchgrip Hg712 hitch coupling tool. On eBay and elsewhere. Nice handle to carry hitch. The weight is the same but balanced nicely.
I 2nd the HitchGrip, got my at Amazon last year.

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Old 10-11-2020, 04:20 PM   #29
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First, I thought Harbor Freight truck crane.
Seems like overkill but it might be handy for generators etc.
Will it work with the tailgate closed?
That is exactly what I had installed in the bed of my Ram 2500HD and I use it to lift up my generator. It may be a bit difficult to use this to lift the hitch head, as you would not be able to have the tailgate down (hitch head would be under the tailgate, so inaccessible) and with the tailgate up and the boom swung out you will find that the handle on the bottle jack used to raise the boom would not be easily accessible.
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Old 10-11-2020, 05:54 PM   #30
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Two expensive alternatives

The little cranes will work perfect with the new Ram swing open tailgate. OR switch to a Hensley, the stinger is much lighted than a “Reese” hitch head. Otherwise the various dolly ideas are it. I have never heard of a place where leaving hitch head in is illegal, but wouldn’t surprise me, agree with I don’t want to go to such a place.....
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Had the Hitchgrip posted above. Worked well 😁
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I'm as strong as ever but my shank has gained a lot of weight, so if n when I get it in the receiver I just leave it there. Don't care what the law is. People need to watch where they're walking when they get close to my truck.
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Old 10-12-2020, 11:32 AM   #33
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...... In some places it is illegal to drive around with just hitch on vehicle.
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:37 AM   #34
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Install a propride or hensley on the trailer - then all you have to do is lift the stinger.

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Old 10-27-2020, 03:08 PM   #36
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I tried the hitchgrip and didn't feel I could trust it not to drop on my foot as I carried it or tried to maneuver into the receiver.
Vernon Goodwin of the airstream club in Texas makes a simple bolt on handle that won't slip off. It is also more center balanced, easy to pick up the stinger and maneuver into the receiver. He sells them for $20 including shipping. You still have to lift the entire weight but easier than without plus no grease gets on you.
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