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Old 08-13-2013, 07:14 PM   #1
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Lippert New WD Hitch- Non Traditional Setup

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Just read about his...called Strap Tek, it's a polyester strap & ratchet style mechanism...interesting new design!

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Old 08-14-2013, 07:33 AM   #2
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Seems like it could be great for hotshotters/delivery drivers.

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Old 08-14-2013, 08:49 AM   #3
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Not quite sure how that would work... I'd like to see it in action... sure would be amazing not having to deal with the bars and such... frees up some space!

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Old 08-14-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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might actually work for the aviator as the only one that does so now is the Blue Ox due to the front hood on the aviator lifts out and up making other brands not feasible , will have to look into it.
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:59 AM   #5
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It appears to replace snap-up brackets and chains, but you would still need the current spring bars to attach to the Lippert system.

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Old 08-20-2013, 03:28 PM   #6
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This simply replaces the chains and snap-up brackets on traditional WDH kits. You still use the same head and bars you already have. The marketing idea is that it's a lot of trouble raising and lowering the tongue jack "to get the right tension". Instead, you crank on these adjusters to lift the bars directly.

1. If cranking the jack ever gets too much for me, I (like many) will get an electring jack.
2. You only have to determine "the right tension" once, at initial setup. After that, you simply use the correct link in the chain. Or for those with an Equal-i-zer, there is zero guesswork.
3. Conversely, this new mechanism doesn't seem to have (?) anything that would let you know when you have pulled up on the bars enough. Do you have to measure the front wheel wells every time you attach the trailer?

Seems like a great solution to a non-problem.
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Let's not forget Lippert's reputation for 5th wheel frame and power tongue jack problems.

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