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Old 08-30-2011, 09:37 AM   #1
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hitch, sway bars..

My husband wants to try to put on the hitch, sway bars..whatever else we needs..he is very handy and mechanical..has an automotive degree and has worked on cars for over 40 years..do you think he could do this job? he watched a video on how to do it and he is confident he can do it..has anyone ever done it themselves and what do you think about him doing it..thanks for anyy advice

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Old 08-30-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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I wonder why you would ask, with a resume' like that? The hitch that comes on a vehicle from the factory is bolted on just like the aftermarket ones. If you can "read and do" there shouldn't be a problem. WDH's come with an instruction book that tells how to install and adjust it.

I set up my WDH in about 3 hrs on a Thursday evening, left on the maiden voyage on Friday morning and I can tell you, my setup rides a lot better than many of the TV/TT combos I see going down the highway.

Disclaimer: My post in no way endorses or condones your hubby installing anything on your tow vehicle. That decision is up to you.

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Old 08-30-2011, 12:27 PM   #3
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I'm sure he will do just fine. Some of the "STICKY's" at the top of the "Tow Vehicle and Towing" forum may be helpful as well. Best that he adjust the WDH with both the TV and TT unloaded conditions if at all possible.

Since not all TV/TT combinations are alike....., feel free to have him post any questions and/or photos he would like, sometimes another set of eyes on the task at hand is helpful.


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Old 08-30-2011, 12:44 PM   #4
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If your husband has the instructions (and will read them) and has viewed an installation video for the hitch you all have, then I see no reason why he shouldn't be able to do it. It's not rocket science. Heck, I don't have your hubby's qualifications and plan on installing my own hitch when I get my TT.
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Old 08-31-2011, 08:21 AM   #5
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I didn't install mine myself, but I did spend enough time adjusting it to fit my TV from the previous owner's TV. I just about had the entire thing apart in doing so. I see no reason why anyone with half a brain couldn't do it themselves. Best of luck to him. Patience is key, there is some trial and error is getting it truly dialed in.
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