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Old 03-21-2015, 10:49 PM   #1
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Weight Distribution Hitch Bar Storage

OK, So I've seen the storage ideas for the WD Bars with the tubes and hooks. But the other day I saw a post where the guy left the chains attached and hooked the bars backwards to the tongue of the trailer with a bracket of some sort. Told my hubby about it, but now I can't find the picture of the mod for the life of me. Can anyone help?

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Old 03-22-2015, 12:21 AM   #2
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Give it a few days and someone will find it I'm sure.

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Old 03-22-2015, 07:42 AM   #3
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Only thing to be careful about with that is theft. One of the members here installed some brackets inside the front storage compartment to hold their bars - I think I will look into something like that. I don't have chains either.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:23 PM   #4
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Have always and will always put mine in a storage compartment. In my opinion it looks nicer, keeps the equipment out of the elements, and also keeps them from wandering away. That being said, our floor plan has a nice storage compartment just aft of the tongue on the curb side so it makes it rather convenient.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:58 AM   #5
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We don't have a pass thru compartment so I just put mine in my truck bed. It has a lockable truck cap
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:28 AM   #6
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I would put our bars across the A-frame behind the gas bottle, one from each side. Unless you went looking they were mostly invisible, out of the way, off the ground and not taking storage space from anything else.

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Old 03-23-2015, 11:49 AM   #7
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I have always stored my bars on the tongue of the trailer ether on the battery boxes or behind them never woried about them walking away. but then in about 40 some years of camping of one knid or another only one lawn chair walked away never lost anything else so I guess I am lucky.
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Old 03-23-2015, 12:34 PM   #8
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My hitch head stays on the truck with a grease/dust cap for the ball. the bars end up on the ground under the trailer.

Just like Old Blue stated, I have camped for a number of years with a lot of camp gear outside (bikes, stoves, axe, etc.) nothing has walked away.

I would put them near the battery box/LP bottles, but they don't seem secure.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:00 PM   #9
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If I remember right, the pic the OP is talking about is on RV.net. Anyway, I think he attached some pipe on the tongue, then he left the chains hooked and turned the bars over, placed the ends into the pipe on the tongue. Left them hanging from there.

On the other hand, I put mine in my outdoor compartment.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:30 PM   #10
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I saw pic like that sometime back, I think in this website.

I too just put the bars behind the propane tanks on the a frame while at camp. At home, the whole hitch sits in a piece of plywood that is on a couple pieces of 2x4s under the far back corner of the htt out of site and out of the weather.

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