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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-26-2017, 07:55 AM
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Hi The number of washers in the top bolt on...

Hi

The number of washers in the top bolt on the hitch controls the angle of the bars. If the angle gets crazy, you go to bigger bars or do less WD. My guess is that you had to many washers in and...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-25-2017, 09:38 AM
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Posted By uncle_bob
Hi Indeed you can "over do" a WD setup. It's...

Hi

Indeed you can "over do" a WD setup. It's also true that dropping an engine block in the back of a pickup, then driving down the road is not all that crazy.

Most vehicles have different...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-22-2017, 07:54 AM
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Posted By uncle_bob
Hi If all the bars are totally rigid /...

Hi

If all the bars are totally rigid / inflexible, then there is absolutely no reason to use one bar over the other. It is true that there is flex in other parts of the system. That's not the...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-21-2017, 07:49 AM
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Posted By uncle_bob
Hi As you go over a hump or a dip in the...

Hi

As you go over a hump or a dip in the road (think of exiting a gas station) the bars either flex or break. The same flexing occurs when you raise of lower the trailer with the jack.....Yes,...
Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-20-2017, 08:06 AM
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Posted By uncle_bob
Hi The actual amount of force you get out of...

Hi

The actual amount of force you get out of any bar when setup for the same WD is identical. It's just transferring force from the tongue to the receiver. Same force gives you the same WD.
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Forum: Towing, Tow Vehicles & Hitches 08-14-2017, 08:35 PM
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Posted By uncle_bob
Hi Add up what you will be hauling and look...

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Add up what you will be hauling and look at your TV. Unless you are getting a very unusual TV, there's a pretty limited amount of "stuff" you can put in it. Anything over a ton on top of...
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