Seen this question or a similar one a few times. Pretty much every where I have gone, and go, unless you are leaving the vehicle connected (which I have only seen people do when staying one night and moving on quickly the next day), everyone disconnects and removes the bars at least. Many leave the hitch in the TV receiver. When staying several days, I have seen people take the hitch out and some people leave it in. It comes down to personal preference.
Myself, I always disconnect (unless it is a one night 'walmart' or 'roadside' enroute stopover just to get some sleep) when I park and level and remove my WD bars and lock them inside a storage compartment. If I am staying several days (3 or more) I remove my hitch and lock it away in the same compartment.
Apologies if I sound like a jerk, but my thoughts are this: Yes they are heavy and a pain in the butt to wrestle with. However, the creature comforts of having the trailer have to have some downsides, like dealing with putting the hitch away. After all, I could be dragging out and setting up tents and stoves etc. or I could be sleeping under the stars or sleeping in the elements.....
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