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Old 08-30-2015, 07:40 PM   #1
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Extending receiver

I have an f150 pulling a hybrid with a front bunk that folds down. Trouble is the truck is too close to the trailer to drop the bunk while hitched. Does anyone know if I could use an extender sleeve to move the trailer back and what that would do to my weight distributing properties.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:03 PM   #2
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You will find the extension will reduce your max tongue weight and the ones I have seen say not to use a wdh.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:14 PM   #3
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Not knowing more about your set up ..... Not recommended it can throw the geometry off, reduce your tongue weight capacity and make towing control more difficult.........

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Old 08-31-2015, 12:04 AM   #4
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I used to own a hybrid. Why do you want to fold the tent end down when hitched? Just curious.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:07 AM   #5
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Extenders are not recommended with a WDH.
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Old 08-31-2015, 12:54 AM   #6
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I needed to extend the distance from the receiver to the hitch head and bought a longer weight distribution shank for my weight distribution hitch. Weight Distributing Shanks | Hitches Online


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That is weird. My front bunk worked on my Jeep, minus the spare.
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Trouble is the truck is too close to the trailer to drop the bunk while hitched.
Why do we need to remain hitched to drop the bunk?

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Does anyone know if I could use an extender sleeve to move the trailer back and what that would do to my weight distributing properties.
You could but your WDH setup will need to be adjusted and the extension will increase the weight you currently have on the ball.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:22 AM   #9
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Why do we need to remain hitched to drop the bunk?



You could but your WDH setup will need to be adjusted and the extension will increase the weight you currently have on the ball.

Just for overnight stops.
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Old 08-31-2015, 06:24 AM   #10
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That is weird. My front bunk worked on my Jeep, minus the spare.

Our 23ikss has a queen bed and it hits my truck. Was yours a queen?
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