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Old 03-13-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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weight distribution hitch

I just bought a 2013 33BHTS TT. I am new to travel trailers as I have had a Jayco 27.5 BHS fiver for the last 7 years. I was wondering what does everybody do with their weight distributing bars and sway bar after unhooking from the trailer? Is this a high theft item? Should I leave them out?
Do you put them in the camper? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:09 PM   #2
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We store ours locked in the bed of the truck (hard top locked). Our opinion is anything you leave out is open for theft so you may as well lock what you can up.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:11 PM   #3
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I put a 1 by 4 on floor of my front storage compartment so that when I stow them in there they wont scratch the floor. I did not screw the 1 by 4 to the floor or anything just laying in there. This allows me to grab a hold of one end and let the other end drag out of the compartment when I go to get it the next time I need it. That 33 BHTS is a monster, Enjoy!
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:17 PM   #4
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I've seen a lot of people at CG's put them under their trailers. I'm with campingdog, I put mine in the bed of my truck locked away under my tonneau cover.
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Weekend trips, they stay on the ground under the A Frame. Longer trips and while in storage they are in the front pass through. I attached a couple piece of 2" PVC to the top and slide them in there to keep them off the floor.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:42 PM   #6
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weight distribution hitch

I see them out, but lock mine up. If it disappears, I can't get home. Not worth the aggravation.
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:42 AM   #7
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Weekend trips, they stay on the ground under the A Frame. Longer trips and while in storage they are in the front pass through. I attached a couple piece of 2" PVC to the top and slide them in there to keep them off the floor.
I did the same thing when I had my Jayco. The door on my current trailer are too small for me to get into to do it again or I would. It's a great system and keeps clutter off the floor.Now I just put the hitch and the bars in the front pass-through. I realize anyone can pop the door open, but my two Yorkies will have me up before they can pull the first item out of the compartment.
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I have a small diamond plate tool box mounted on my a frame between the LP tanks and trailer body. I put them in there while stored or at a CG. I also have the battery mounted in there and keep other odds and ends in there. Very helpful storage space.
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anyone use something (other than a bag) to keep the grease from getting all over while in storage?
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Weekend trips, they stay on the ground under the A Frame. Longer trips and while in storage they are in the front pass through. I attached a couple piece of 2" PVC to the top and slide them in there to keep them off the floor.
I like this idea! I think I will try this out. Thanks!!!
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