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Old 05-21-2015, 09:09 AM   #1
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w/d hitch

Hey guys need a little help here.

Looking at getting this w/d 1000lb complete here's the link

http://www.pplmotorhomes.com/parts/rv-hitches/weight-distribution-hitch.htm

If y'all can help me I have a question about it I can do normal turns etc gas stations etc but when I go to park it, I'd have to take it off correct?
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Old 05-21-2015, 09:13 AM   #2
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you can make normal turns with everything attached But it is best to remove the sway control bar when backing into a campsite as your turns will most likely be much tighter and another good reason to remove the sway control as you have no need for at being your in a campground and moving less than 20mph
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I use the Pro Series with 1200 Lbs. Bars and sway and works good for me. They are easy adjustable. Have used the Reese products for over 45 years.


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Thanks for all the input!!

Does it help control the sway considerably?

Also do the bars just unlatch and then your able to park it or do you have to take the whole set up off
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When I park for a few days I take the DWH off also the from the Truck. Just for parking during travel I always leave them on. The single sway control helps a lot. but if you are over 30 ft. use two of them.
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It does help control sway but also needs to be adjusted properly not to tight or to loose. Remove the sway control prior to backing on to the camp site. A good time to do that is when you check in. Good habit to get into. Then proceed to your site. After you get your camper on site check for side to side level. You may need some boards to place under the wheels. Once your level side to side which may require you to pull forward and the reverse a few times until you get it level. Then set your wheel chocks and begin to unhitch. Place a board or 4X4 under the tongue jack and leave the ball still attached to the hitch Then raise the tongue jack so that it raises both the camper and tow vehicle so to take pressure off the equalizer bars. Release the chains from the snap brackets and remove the bars and also unplug the 7 pin connector Then lower the tongue so that you can release the ball latch. Once the ball is free and clear of the tongue move the tow vehicle forward. At this point you then can level the camper front to back. After everything is level then set your stabilizer jacks
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I have a similar trunnion style hitch. I agree with all of the above. I generally take the hitch out of the receiver because we use the bed of the truck for things like picking up fire wood and it just gets in the way. Do what works for you.

With sway control, it should not be used to fix a sway issue. If you have a sway issue then you need to look at tongue weight and how the trailer is sitting (too high in front). If everything is setup properly, in theory you can leave the sway bar off and it should track perfectly. Sway control is like insurance, you don't need it until you need it. It will most certainly help when the unexpected happens. High side winds, fast semis blowing by you, evasive maneuvers, can all cause dangerous sway.

Get to know how to manually operate your trailer brake, because even with the sway control the manual lever when pressure is gently applied can help bring sway under control also.
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I've pulled the trailer quite a few times so I have the hang of it just wanting it to be more safe.

I'll have to get in the habit of taking it all off when I get to my site or destination.

Why do you suggest to use 2 instead of 1 if over 30ft? I'm actually 31ft

Yeah well I'm lucky our tow vehicle has a form of sway control so if it starts getting wild it kicks in.

So when tighting it up best is to just get it sung?
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Just fyi..

Be prepared for the WDH to make an awful racket. If it's grinding and squeaking like it's ripping your trailer apart, it's working. If it doesn't, it's not working.
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