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Old 02-20-2013, 04:57 PM   #11
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Just relocated our TT to the house to prep for a Fri departure - spending a few days in the San Antonio area.
Took a look at my spare carrier and note that the "hinge" end (the rearward end) might be bumped out due to dragging out of a driveway. The rear end of the carrier has 2 "tongues" that fit in a slot in a crossbar. I cannot tow without the WDH, rear sags too much. Tried moving it from the storage lot to the house without the WD bars in place (once) since it's only 2-ish miles and drug leaving storage and again backing into the drive. Don't know how much the TT makes your Dakota sag but my Expedition can't handle it. My CAT Scale weights show me at 600# on the tongue. Your owners manual for the TV may give you some insight as to whether or not a WDH is needed. Also just measure how much squat adding the TT causes, I'd guess more than a couple of inches would be too much and a WDH would be needed.
I'll bet McFarm and OnTheGo have it.


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Old 08-10-2014, 09:28 PM   #12
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You can bet that kellys has one too (equilizer) would never tow without one

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Old 08-11-2014, 09:16 PM   #13
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Hey JDorant,
That 2011 x23j is still holding up well. Hauled it up to N.H. for a Bluegrass Festival last weekend. On up to N.H. for a Blues Festival this weekend. A couple of questions, did you ever found out what the average tongue weight is on this baby. And, did you use a sway bar when you hauled it? Realized last weekend that the sway bar tends to "knuckle" when turning. DW tends to remember the salesman saying one doesn't need a sway bar with a 2 axle trailer.
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Old 09-07-2014, 10:03 AM   #14
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My dealer also told me to "just drop it on the ball & go".
Terrible towing experience. We have a 2013 x23b so I had a hard time finding the chain mounts , as my dealer was no help at all. With the WDH now on, it pulls so much nicer.
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Old 09-15-2014, 08:25 AM   #15
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We lost our spare & rack last weekend while backing into a site that was higher than the road. After straightening the rack out, we re-installed. No trouble since, but we check it after each tow.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:22 AM   #16
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I'll be rechecking mine before next use.
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Old 09-16-2014, 07:21 PM   #17
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My 23B's tire rack resides in my shed. It has been there since about 8 weeks after we got the trailer. There was no way to drop the spare with the WDH in place. Spare gets put in the back of the truck.

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