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PopRichie77 05-13-2011 02:34 PM

Setting up a WD hitch
 
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More info on setting up a WD hitch.




Common Weight Distribution and Sway Control Questions | etrailer.com
HowStuffWorks "How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work"

JMDoering 05-13-2011 02:58 PM

Pop,

From the How Stuff Works document:
"once you reach certain gross trailer weights, a weight distribution system is required by law anyway."

BIG thanks for posting all this WD hitch information. Particularly interesting was the statement quoted above. Now I'm curious as to where my state stands on this!

Great reference material for the HTF Library, especially considering some of the recent thread discussions!

Jim

sam 05-14-2011 12:44 AM

Wd Hitch
 
Thanks for the great post info. A good refresher.

Robin Green 09-05-2012 02:21 PM

sway bars
 
:Dthankyou so much!!!

JackandJanet 07-25-2014 04:58 PM

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Here's the owner's manual/setup instructions for the Equal-I-Zer hitch. You really do it the same way, essentially, as the ones that use chains. The only difference is that the Equal-I-Zer has built in sway control, so there's no separate mechanism for that function.

The How Stuff Works link that Rich posted talks about choosing a setup that is "just strong enough" for the tongue weight. You don't want to use a 1400# hitch for a 600# tongue weight. I think having about 100# more capacity is sufficient.

- Jack

Luckydog671 07-25-2014 07:34 PM

Towing Laws by State
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JMDoering (Post 5880)
Pop,

From the How Stuff Works document:
"once you reach certain gross trailer weights, a weight distribution system is required by law anyway."

BIG thanks for posting all this WD hitch information. Particularly interesting was the statement quoted above. Now I'm curious as to where my state stands on this!

Great reference material for the HTF Library, especially considering some of the recent thread discussions!

Jim

Towing World Official Website

Just click on your state. My understanding though is that if you cross state lines, you must comply with that state's laws.

hilltool 07-25-2014 11:25 PM

Here is another great article.

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: Travel Trailer Hitch Set-up Procedure

Luckydog671 07-26-2014 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by PopRichie77 (Post 5878)

Great information- thanks for posting! My goal now is to become a towing expert! :D

Garry 07-26-2014 01:47 PM

[QUOTE=Luckydog671;25432]Great information- thanks for posting! My goal now is to become a towing expert! :D[/QUOTE
If I can just get the hooking up and mainly the unhooking down to a "T" I will really be a happy camper.:D

Luckydog671 07-26-2014 03:33 PM

[QUOTE=Garry;25433]
Quote:

Originally Posted by Luckydog671 (Post 25432)
Great information- thanks for posting! My goal now is to become a towing expert! :D[/QUOTE
If I can just get the hooking up and mainly the unhooking down to a "T" I will really be a happy camper.:D

Since the season is almost upon us (Yeah- Go Chargers!), I'll use a football analogy. When you're a rookie you have to think a lot about what you're doing . . . what is that play the quarterback just called? . . . what am I supposed to do? . . . should I be blocking that guy? When you have a little experience, you just go out and perform! Can you tell I'm excited about the season? ;)


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