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Old 06-12-2024, 01:35 PM   #1
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Weight distribution hitch off road

I see in a most recent Tradewind walkthrough Patrick (Colonial Airstream) is suggesting disconnecting the weight distribution hookup on back country towing to reduce pressure on the frame. Sounds like some of the front end separation problems are being listened to.
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I see in a most recent Tradewind walkthrough Patrick (Colonial Airstream) is suggesting disconnecting the weight distribution hookup on back country towing to reduce pressure on the frame. Sounds like some of the front end separation problems are being listened to.
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That is true for any trailer. WD bars should always be removed when off roading and on rough dirt roads with pot holes and deep ruts. They put undue pressure on the trailer and TV. WD bars are not well suited to extreme angles. I'm certainly no expert here, so others who have more knowledge of the physics involved will likely contribute more detail.
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I see in a most recent Tradewind walkthrough Patrick (Colonial Airstream) is suggesting disconnecting the weight distribution hookup on back country towing to reduce pressure on the frame. Sounds like some of the front end separation problems are being listened to.
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I believe all WD hitch makers would recommend removing the hitch bars off road yes. A flat campground gravel road? No.

It has more to do with unlevel ground, ruts, etc found off road. I avoid fuel stations with steep inclines, even on pavement like the plague.
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