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Old 03-20-2013, 07:41 AM   #21
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Thanks Brian!!!! Going to use that trick!!

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Old 03-30-2013, 11:23 PM   #22
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I can tell you this ... don't do what I have been doing in the past :-) I have the Equalizer WDH and typically just took the square bars off and leaned them against the side of the front of my TT next to the propane tanks - one on each side. This weekend I forgot to remove them from there before I started lowering the tongue jack down onto the tow vehicle's hitch ball. At some point one of the bars slide down the rail of the trailer and leaned on the front fiberglass of the curved part of the front of my 213EXP TT. I keep lowering the tongue only to quickly hear CRUNCH as the bar went right through the front of the trailer - DOH!. Note my 2010 213EXP doesn't have any diamond plate protecting the part of the front of the trailer, so it just went right through. Oh well, I guess its time that I put some diamond plate up there anyway.
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Old 03-31-2013, 07:46 AM   #23
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:02 AM   #24
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I can tell you this ... don't do what I have been doing in the past :-) I have the Equalizer WDH and typically just took the square bars off and leaned them against the side of the front of my TT next to the propane tanks - one on each side. This weekend I forgot to remove them from there before I started lowering the tongue jack down onto the tow vehicle's hitch ball. At some point one of the bars slide down the rail of the trailer and leaned on the front fiberglass of the curved part of the front of my 213EXP TT. I keep lowering the tongue only to quickly hear CRUNCH as the bar went right through the front of the trailer - DOH!. Note my 2010 213EXP doesn't have any diamond plate protecting the part of the front of the trailer, so it just went right through. Oh well, I guess its time that I put some diamond plate up there anyway.
Not sure the diamond plate would have made much difference anyway. Its actually just some very thin plastic that looks like metal. It will deflect rocks, but a Spring bar with the weight of the trailer coming down on it, I`m thinking you would still have a hole there. But installing it now will cover that blemish!
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Wrap the bars 2-3X w/ heavy double-sided velcro. I keep mine in the trunk so it keeps them from clanging / sliding / getting grease on the trunk carpet
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:13 AM   #26
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With the weight of the bars I would be afraid that it would pull the PVC pipe loose. How big of screws did you use to attach the PVC pipe? Any pictures?
I just lay mine on the frame between the tanks and the battery box when camping and I store them in the pass thru when the trailer is in storage.
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Old 01-20-2014, 06:18 PM   #27
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I never remove my weight distribution hitch when I disconnect. Once I relieve the tension on the bars I remove the hitch pin and lower the jack until the hitch is free (no tension on it) then just drive out leaving the whole weight distribution hitch still hooked up and locked to the TT.
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Old 01-21-2014, 07:25 AM   #28
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I never remove my weight distribution hitch when I disconnect. Once I relieve the tension on the bars I remove the hitch pin and lower the jack until the hitch is free (no tension on it) then just drive out leaving the whole weight distribution hitch still hooked up and locked to the TT.

I have also thought about doing this but haven't because I thought hitching back up would be pretty tough.

What do you do when you hitch back up? Is it like threading a needle?
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I have also thought about doing this but haven't because I thought hitching back up would be pretty tough.

What do you do when you hitch back up? Is it like threading a needle?
I have watched people doing this and in most cases it worked. However, I also saw a one that did not work well and it resulted in a hand injury. The wife was doing the backing and the husband was doing the yelling/hand signals and then some kind of dance after the distance between heavy stuff and his hand reduced to zero. Not saying it dosn't work but I am saying it's not as safe as following the tried and true way.
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I have also thought about doing this but haven't because I thought hitching back up would be pretty tough.....snip
IMO it's dangerous, and the risk of damaging equipment isn't worth the effort.

But that's just me.

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