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Old 09-21-2014, 06:17 PM   #1
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Holder for Storing Weight Distribution Bars

I became very tired of having to store the weight distribution bars in the storage bay of the White Hawk only to then end up getting everything else in there exposed to grease. I tried putting them inside of bins but the bins had to be so big to fit the bars, it took up a lot of space, and anything else in the bin would be a mess.

I had a left over sewer hose carrier that had been mounted under the bumper of my previous hybrid camper. So, I mounted it to the ceiling of the storage bay by tapping sheet metal screws into the aluminum support beams. Then, I took a square shaped U-Bolt and hack sawed off half of one side of it. I took the long side of the U-Bolt and screwed it into the sewer hose carrier in an existing spot where it appeared I could screw it. You can see this in the photo. This created a rotatable hook that I can use to hold the 90 degree bend (greasy part) of the weight distribution bars in an upright position so that they remain out of the way of the rest of the storage compartment and won't touch other things in there.

Hopefully, this will help me keep the storage bay cleaner when I am storing the weight distribution bars in there.
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:31 PM   #2
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Nice... I like that idea. I've seen the hooks that people install to hang the bars and considered them, but my Equalizer bars are HEAVY and I think it would be a pain in the neck to hang on hooks. A piece of PVC pipe that I could slide them into sounds like a much better idea!
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:33 PM   #3
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I just throw mine on the ground where they lay. I guess I am lazy
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Old 09-21-2014, 06:48 PM   #4
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I just throw mine on the ground where they lay. I guess I am lazy
Only thing about that for me is that I don't want to get sand / grit stuck to the grease and then grinding when being used as I tow.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:15 PM   #5
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I keep a rag in my storage bin and wipe them clean before storing. Nothing gets greasy. I add new grease every time I hook up, so I know there's no grit or dirt to grind the mating surfaces away.

However, that's a cool mod. I think I'll do that to my TT. Looks like a nice way to organize the space.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:22 PM   #6
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I used 2" PVC and mounted it very similar. I have straight bars, so I didn't have to worry about holding the greasy area up.
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Old 09-21-2014, 07:32 PM   #7
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Well i guess i am lazy too because i just lay mine on the ground also, just wipe off when i reuse
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I always prop mine up against the A-frame, "greased" side up.

Nice idea though!
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I didn't know that the bars need to be greased
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I didn't know that the bars need to be greased

Just on the ends that fit into the hitch.
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