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Old 03-08-2016, 07:42 AM   #1
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WDH & changing tire

Ok so it is proper to keep your trailer hitched to the TV while changing a tire. I don't know if it makes any difference but I was just wondering about the WDH bars. Should they be left on also? Should they be removed before jacking up the trailer? Does it make any difference? Is it something to consider based upon the individual WDH?

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Old 03-08-2016, 07:53 AM   #2
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It does not make any difference. Just change the tire in a safe place..

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My understanding of weight distributing hitches is they throw some of the weight of the tongue back on to the trailer axles, so I'd definitely take the pressure off them.

They take part of the weight of the hitch and put some on the front of the tow vehicle and some on the trailer axles.

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FishAr; You are right usual between 100 and 200 lbs. goes back to the rear axles depends on the weight of the TT. The right jack doesn't worry about the few extra pounds.

But it is not necessary to undo your WDH or Sway Bar for that matter.
Important is to leave the TT coupled to the TV for safety.

Be sure to Jack right after or in front of the axle on the frame. Work safely!
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If your TT is a dual axle this may work. Wireman

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