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Old 01-21-2014, 11:01 AM   #31
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Originally Posted by eldermike View Post
I have watched people doing this and in most cases it worked. However, I also saw a one that did not work well and it resulted in a hand injury. The wife was doing the backing and the husband was doing the yelling/hand signals and then some kind of dance after the distance between heavy stuff and his hand reduced to zero. Not saying it dosn't work but I am saying it's not as safe as following the tried and true way.
Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle View Post
IMO it's dangerous, and the risk of damaging equipment isn't worth the effort.

But that's just me.


Kinda what I was thinking.

As for storage I have an Equalizer brand hitch.I store the bars with a shop towel around them in the front storage (one on each side) and if we are going to be parked for some time I also store the hitch there.

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Old 01-22-2014, 06:44 PM   #32
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If I am at home they are in the Garage, use to be on a shelf, but now they stay on the floor. If we are at a CG just for the weekend, typically I leave it on the TV. Sometimes I remove it. The bars lay across the A-frame behind the propane tanks. The hitch it’s self I typically just connect the ball to the tongue to keep the grease clean of debris. Sometimes I will place it next to the A-frame. At the CG, I am not too concerned about someone walking off with it. Yes with the price of scrap metal it is worth a few bucks, but for the effort to carry it, it is not worth it. In the winter it sits right inside the passage door on a piece of plywood. Whenever it is not connected to the TT, I keep a red solo cup on the ball to keep the grease from getting on everything.

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Old 01-23-2014, 12:50 AM   #33
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When we are travelling I leave the hitch in the TV. The bars go either under the trailer at the jack or into the truck box.
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:10 PM   #34
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Moose is on the loose, what kind of hitch are you towing this TT with, and what weight rating are your bars? Also, what type of TV do you pull it with? We are awaiting arrival of a new 2014 33bhts and trying to figure out what we should expect.
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Old 03-06-2014, 06:52 AM   #35
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We've sold the TT and have a 5th now but:
In storage, I put the bars just inside the door on a mat to keep them off the floor. In a CG, I discovered they will rest across the rear portion of the A-frame, one end on the frame and the other resting on the spare tire (mounted under the A-frame). I put one on each side so they're easy to get to when hitching up. They're kinda out of the way and not too noticeable, never worried about them walking off.

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Old 03-07-2014, 07:50 PM   #36
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I believe I have a reese brand hitch however I don't remember what the weight rating is I will try to check on it this weekend. The camper is in storage. I do tow with a 3-4 ton HD 2002 chevy with 4:10 rear end and a 6 liter gas engine. The mileage stinks while towing, about 8-9 . However the truck pulls the camper real nice.

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