Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-18-2024, 08:10 PM   #1
New Member
 
Hoquiam , Washington
Join Date: Oct 2023
Posts: 3
WD hitch

Can you keep your WD hitched up while camping, or must you release the tension bars and take trailer off of the hitch?
Magicch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2024, 08:23 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
dznf0g's Avatar
 
2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 13,677
Images: 5
I frequently keep mine hitched up for quick overnight stops. To level, front to back, I sometimes release some tension to drop the front, or lower the jack to to raise the front.
__________________
-Rich-

"If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." - Red Green
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2024, 09:04 PM   #3
Site Team
 
azflycaster's Avatar

 
2002 25' Safari
Dewey , Arizona
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 15,629
Images: 62
Blog Entries: 1
Same here. Overnight if I do not need to drive to town or something, I stay attached with the bars loaded. Multiple days I alway disconnect...
__________________

Richard

Wally Byam Airstream Club 7513
azflycaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2024, 07:32 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
2017 23' Flying Cloud
Bartlett , Tennessee
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 1,061
I concur. Overnight, I don't worry about it. Any longer, I remove the bars.
__________________
Bobbo and Lin
2017 F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCab 3.5l EcoBoost V6
2017 Flying Cloud 23FB "BobLin Along"
Bobbo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2024, 07:37 AM   #5
Site Team
 
Hans627's Avatar

 
2009 25' FB International
2018 27' Globetrotter
Hanover , Pennsylvania
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 3,758
I'm in agreement with the other comments. I often leave the tension on the bars during an overnight stop.
__________________
2018 27' FBT Globetrotter
2019 RAM Limited 2500 w/6.7 diesel
BRN 22721
Hans627 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2024, 07:58 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Mollysdad's Avatar

 
2017 26' Flying Cloud
Tampa , Florida
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 7,687
Blog Entries: 1
I never unhook for an overnight.
I'm usually a little nose down so I put a block under the jack and level up.
I have been disconnecting the 7 way, but more for peace of mind than battery drain.
Mollysdad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2024, 08:58 AM   #7
Rivet Master
 
SuperTrouper's Avatar
 
2008 27' International FB
Petaluma , California
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 1,372
Images: 5
My thoughts and actions coincide with the others. Leave connected for a quick overnight and level if necessary with jack.
__________________
Looking for adventure in whatever comes our way.

- Brad
SuperTrouper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2024, 07:47 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
1988 32' Excella
Robbinsville , New Jersey
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 3,198
Agreed, it's fine to stay connected (except 7-pin) for one night stay if the site allows. Some sites are off level enough to make it better to disconnect to level and some sites are too short to not block the road with the TV if you stay connected.
Wazbro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2024, 04:47 AM   #9
Rivet Master
 
JJTX's Avatar
 
2024 23' International
South of Austin , Texas
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 693
Quote:
Originally Posted by Magicch View Post
Can you keep your WD hitched up while camping, or must you release the tension bars and take trailer off of the hitch?
It wont hurt anything either way.
JJTX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2024, 07:50 AM   #10
2 Rivet Member
 
Currently Looking...
San Jose , California
Join Date: Nov 2020
Posts: 39
I sometimes leave my Equalizer WD bars attached but I do drop the main nose power jack to offload the tension.
BHChieftain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2024, 09:43 AM   #11
Rivet Master
 
1988 25' Excella
1987 32' Excella
Knoxville , Tennessee
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 5,131
Blog Entries: 1
Overnight I leave it hitched. If I have to raise the tongue with the jack to level it I put a reminder on the steering wheel. Any longer than 1 night I unhook because I like to drive the TV around. I see no benefits for releasing the tension.
Bill M. is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Air Safe Air Hitch and WD hitch combo JBCrete2 Hitches, Couplers & Balls 19 07-17-2022 03:54 PM
Top Rated Sway Control Hitch (Hensley Hitch) Dgresham Airstream Classifieds 0 08-27-2014 10:20 AM
Reese hitch or Equalizer hitch? mouth012006 Hitches, Couplers & Balls 4 03-04-2010 07:31 PM
An exquisitely bad idea, AKA the hitch of death or the sway-enhanced hitch Jammer Hitches, Couplers & Balls 8 01-20-2010 04:40 PM
Bambi Hitch Height - Equalizer Hitch Shank campadk Hitches, Couplers & Balls 3 08-31-2006 11:48 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.