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Old 05-22-2016, 08:45 PM   #1
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Must I use the WD hitch?

We have a new TT and it is currently in the driveway while we load it up. We store it in a lot about two miles from the house. We are all about Saftey but I'm wondering, do I need to attach the WD hitch and anti sway bar when I'm going to and from the house or can I just hook up my 2" ball for that short trip?
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It all depends... what is your tongue weight and what weight is your hitch rated for as a dead weight vs wdh? I would say use the wdh. We keep our trailer out the back side of the neighborhood and still used the wdh for our old tt.
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:09 PM   #3
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2" ball? Small trailer?
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Old 05-22-2016, 09:10 PM   #4
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Are you sure it is a 2" ball. Usually weights of concern are 2-5/16" territory.

What is the tow vehicle and what is the trailer?


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Old 05-22-2016, 10:53 PM   #5
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The WDH is 2 5/16" the TV is a Nissan Titan rated for 7500 lbs tongue weight 730 lbs. the TT is 5350 + 300 lbs gear = 5650 lbs
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Old 05-22-2016, 11:25 PM   #6
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The WDH is 2 5/16" the TV is a Nissan Titan rated for 7500 lbs tongue weight 730 lbs. the TT is 5350 + 300 lbs gear = 5650 lbs


Just use the WDH and leave bars off. I do this to pull my trailer out of the backyard because of uneven ground. I sure wouldn't use something undersized for the job.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:09 PM   #7
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How long does it take to put your WD bars on? Weight against the pain and expense of having an accident or issue while moving it without your WD in place. Don't put yourself into a "what if" because doing things the best way possible created an issue.
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Old 05-23-2016, 12:30 PM   #8
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two miles???

can you even get up to 40-45 MPH in 2 miles?

IMHO... leave off the bars if it is ONLY 2 miles and you are not getting any speed... you are well under your TV capability
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Old 05-23-2016, 01:37 PM   #9
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I never used mine going to my parents 6 miles away to wash it.(they had a paved driveway) of course the trailer did lower my rear at all. It is personal preference as long as it doesn't lift up your front end and cause steering issues.
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I'm curious why you wouldn't install the bars? Are you just trying to save a couple minutes? Do you have a bad back and are trying to avoid some lifting?

You say you are all about safety and your signature says "always do what's right". In my mind there's no question about what's right and safest.

Definitely use the proper sized ball if you choose to not use the WDH bars.
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