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Old 07-09-2015, 03:07 PM   #51
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Just keep in mind that if you need to you can replace the 6 bolt sway bar adaptor for a 4 bolt adaptor Look at the pic I posted as it will show the tight clearance I had for my snap-up brackets
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Old 07-10-2015, 08:30 PM   #52
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I have a 19H that is arranged just like your camper, and with the Reese Trunnion WDH the snap brackets go right in that space (keyway) below the bottle bracket.
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Old 07-11-2015, 09:49 PM   #53
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We towed our 2012 X17Z with a Honda Pilot. We have a Husky Round Bar WDH and the saddles were close to the tanks, too. However, all I did was notch out the propane tank cover and it was fine. I didn't have to notch the cover, I just did because I got sick of lifting it each time.

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Old 07-12-2015, 02:47 PM   #54
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what is the difference between equal-i-zer sway control hitch and eaz-lift weight distribution hitch? same purpose only different names? just thrown off by the sway vs wd
My apologies in advance for this long winded reply:
Hi Schilly, we're mixing terms a bit in this thread. To answer your question, weight distribution and sway control are two different technologies. Weight distribution refers to moving some of the trailer's tongue weight back onto the front axel of your tow vehicle and some weight back onto your trailer axels. We measure this by taking a measurement of the front fender on the tow vehicle before the trailer is attached (Measurement A), then measure the same location again as soon as the coupler has been lowered to the ball with all the weight of the trailer on the ball (Measurement B). At this point the front fender will normally be an inch, perhaps more "higher" than it was before the trailer was put on the ball (B-A). You are looking to utilize the weight distribution bars to move the measurement closer to A at least half the distance. So if your font fender measured 35 inches before loading, and 36 inches after loading you want the measurement to be at least 35.5 inches after properly adjusting the spring bars and ideally 35 inches, but some setups never achieve returning to pre-trailer height. You will set this up once, and likely never need to change it. See rv.net post from Barney on setting up a WDH.

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Sway control is performed through the "sway bar" that your dealer sent you home with, OR using a weight distributing hitch with built in sway control such as the Equalizer, Hensley Arrow, Anderson, E2, and Reese "Dual Cam". Good Luck on your setup!
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just got my camper out of storage and took another pic of the propane area with the cover off. Looks to me like there should be sufficient room, like you guys said. Why in the world would that shop tell me they can't install it?

Thanks for all your help on this. I will go back to the shop and ask them to look again.

what is the difference between equal-i-zer sway control hitch and eaz-lift weight distribution hitch? same purpose only different names? just thrown off by the sway vs wd
You might find Blue-Ox Swaypro WDH to be an easier fit. They rotate instead of flipping up.
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On mine I ended up buying brackets from e-trailer. They are not the latch type that you cam over with the piece of pipe. They are just pins that stick out you put through one of the chain links on your weight bars. Very simple and effective to use. I will try to get you a picture later.
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Old 07-19-2015, 12:05 PM   #57
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I had a 2011 x17z with a Pro Series round bar WDH. The snap up brackets were snug against the propane tank but it worked just fine.
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Old 07-19-2015, 02:27 PM   #58
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Schilly,

I have been down this road when I was new to Travel Trailers and knew squat about towing. It sounds like you now realize Weight Distribution is a must. I will strongly suggest that your installers are in no way "Experts". They likely know how to install the one product their shop uses and that is the end of their expertise. Keep doing what you are doing here and educate yourself, I guarantee the senior members of this forum have far more experience then the guys advising you at the shop.

What you need to look for is a system that allows for some play in the placement of the equipment. On my last TT I used the Equalizer system. If I remember correctly there is about 4 inches of play for where you can mount the posts and that system uses an "L" Bracket instead of a lever so there should be no interference from your tanks during connection. Based on your photos, I suspect the equipment will fit nicely in that gap in the propane tray.

The other advantage to that system is it has built in sway control so you will not need the secondary sway bar. This offers two advantages. First one less step for hook up but more immportantly you dont have to remember to get out of your vehicle and remove the sway bar before making any tight turns. I pulled at 9000lb 34ft trailer using the Equalizer and found it to be fantastic.
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