Originally Posted by Tiffin
My 2018 flyingcloud , my question is when backing in a campsite , should I remove the swaebar bar from my hitch making easy to back in. I was told it is easy with them off. To anybody that wants to answer.
WD tension hitches don't "have" to have the tension removed, when backing into a campsite or traversing uneven terrain like a drainage swale or uneven slopes but it is good practice to do so. The torque imparted by the hitch is manifested as sheer stress in load bearing components of the trailer and tow vehicle which can twist the frame and buckle sheet metal if the the imbalances from one side of the hitch to the other become excessive.
So a reasonable compromise is to leave the tension in place if the maneuver is gentle and remove the tension if it appears to be anything more than modest. This is what I do.