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Old 05-13-2011, 02:34 PM   #1
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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"
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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!

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Thanks for the great post info. A good refresher.
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thankyou so much!!!
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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.

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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!

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

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: Travel Trailer Hitch Set-up Procedure
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Great information- thanks for posting! My goal now is to become a towing expert!
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[QUOTE=Luckydog671;25432]Great information- thanks for posting! My goal now is to become a towing expert! [/QUOTE
If I can just get the hooking up and mainly the unhooking down to a "T" I will really be a happy camper.
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Great information- thanks for posting! My goal now is to become a towing expert! [/QUOTE
If I can just get the hooking up and mainly the unhooking down to a "T" I will really be a happy camper.
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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