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Old 01-27-2012, 12:34 AM   #1
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Hitch hog

I'm shopping for a new anti-sway wdh. I'm relatively new to this market, so I've been searching alot and finding a pile of options out there. And the price range is huge. Anyway, i came across this hitch hog and was wondering if this is in use or just a concept? And wondering if anyone has one and how they like it?

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P.S. If this thread shows up twice, my apolgies. I messed up somehow the first time I tried to post it.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:33 AM   #2
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I don't know much about hitches either. My first thoughts were:

1) what purpose does it served? (Is it less wear & tear on the truck?)

2) Another set of tires to replace...

3) Might not so easy to jack knife the trailer into the new truck when backing up into a tight sharp curve & space (No need to ask me how I know this. Thank goodness the marks were small and slight).
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Old 01-27-2012, 07:57 AM   #3
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My 1st thoughts:

* The trailer tongue weight is going to actually take weight off of the back of the TV.

* I see no sway control.....don't know if that can be installed or not.

* There will be an extra 4' or so of length.

* Not sure if you can back with that puppy.

* Is that going to count as an extra axle going through toll boths ??

* As Terier stated, extra tires to replace, plus the potential for more on road flats.

Didn't Lucy and Desi have something like that in the "Long, Long Trailer" ??
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:00 AM   #4
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Looks like it would be great for towing doubles
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Old 01-27-2012, 08:05 AM   #5
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Those tires really scrub on just a gentle turn:




My previous comments about sway control are answered with this video....looks like they are using a WDH with sway control.
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Old 01-27-2012, 01:02 PM   #6
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A friend of mine had something similar to be able to tow his enclosed, race car trailer with his older Class C motorhome. The motorhome rear frame wasn't heavy enough to handle the tongue weight of the trailer, so this dolley carried the tongue weight.

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There are some reviews about it on outback rv.The one I read was very positive .
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Seems like a good concept on paper but stupid in reality. First off having to air up after a turn is ridiculous. You can hear the guy say air up the tank(since it has a airbag) since you turned already. The first video is USELESS as it doesn't explain anything. Like others have said, bumps, turns, extra axle etc just doesn't seem all that worth it to me. The only positive i see is taking weight off TV
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I'm relatively new to this market, so I've been searching alot and finding a pile of options out there. And the price range is huge. Anyway, i came across this hitch hog and was wondering if this is in use or just a concept? And wondering if anyone has one and how they like it?
this technology has been around a while - though I don't know what purpose it serves other than taking weight off the frame or bumper
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That is what I meant by Desi and Lucy comment in post #3.
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