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Old 05-13-2012, 08:32 PM   #31
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Ahhh , I just had to look. Does seem funny they didn't connect the two....

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Old 03-10-2014, 04:11 AM   #32
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Cool New 17 bh Owner

I've been following your messages a bit. We just ordered our 17 bh and it's due in a couple weeks...can't wait. Got a Ford F-150 and we're ready to get started. Finally leaving our pop-up camper life. Did you get the weight distribution bars? Are they necessary?

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Old 03-11-2014, 03:32 PM   #33
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weight distribution bars

I have the 26 bh so it's a little heaver than yours, but yes i did get the weight distribution bars, you may not need them but I think it's better to have them. have a great time with it.
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Old 03-11-2014, 10:03 PM   #34
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hey tj I would get them just for safety purposes alone......We found they trailer pulled waaaaayy better with them.
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Old 03-12-2014, 11:50 AM   #35
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Depends..on an F150 I'd probably get them.
What they do is spread the tongue weight to the front axle - so you can do the math and decide if it's needed or not.

Figure 10-15% of LOADED trailer should be on the tongue/hitch so if the TT is 5500 loaded that's 825lbs...if the TT is 6500 its close to 1000. Add anything into your bed, plus the hitch weight and you can be pushing the limits (with passengers) on the GVWR. Since most is in the back the front of the truck goes up..harder on the truck, scarier steering, headlights point at the sky, etc.

You buy it once - you use it everytime you camp and it can be moved from TT to TT so you'l have it for life.

I got ones with anti-sway built in and it's amazing - wind, passing trucks, uneven pavement and no sway, no issues at all. Steady as she goes.

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