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Old 02-07-2015, 01:25 PM   #11
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you would have to raise and lower the tongue twice, to do that.
remember that those are weight bars and they have to be unloaded to remove them.
It 's double the work, for something that isn't necessary.
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Old 02-07-2015, 02:39 PM   #12
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I have the round bars for my setup and i never take them off. I also have sway brakes on both sides of the hitch and i never take those off either. I can see the setup in my backup camera and i watch for binding but so far i have yet to see any issues.
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Old 02-07-2015, 03:11 PM   #13
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I've never had any issues backing or maneuvering in general with the spring bars attached. I DID however have issues unhitching at the house once. I have to cut hard at the end to get the trailer put where it goes. The first time I did that, I had a heck of a time getting the bars loose because of the extra load on one side from the sharp angle. Now I overshoot slightly and straiten it up as much as possible. They're much easier to remove when you're in a straight line.
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Old 02-07-2015, 05:28 PM   #14
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Thanks for your input. I think that I'll try it both ways to see which is best.
Now, On to formulate my next newbie question...
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:38 PM   #15
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I have the "e2 hitch" with the square bars. It seems (in my head,at least) that it may be easier to back the Roo without the bars attached.
Not really Ihad an Equalizer brand with big square bars and it made no difference. side note to make it easier to take off bars I put the trl. jack down and lifted the trk. up til bars were loose and took off then lowered hitch down.
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Old 02-07-2015, 06:59 PM   #16
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Not really Ihad an Equalizer brand with big square bars and it made no difference. side note to make it easier to take off bars I put the trl. jack down and lifted the trk. up til bars were loose and took off then lowered hitch down.
I put an electric jack on mine, much easier. Had the power to pick the trailer up and rear end of my TV.
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Old 02-07-2015, 07:29 PM   #17
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I put an electric jack on mine, much easier. Had the power to pick the trailer up and rear end of my TV.

I was wondering if anyone would read my wanderings. Full timer for 5yrs.
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Old 02-07-2015, 08:47 PM   #18
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If your using friction sway control then yes you would need to remove the friction bars. I have the reese straightline hitch with cam lock sway control. I leave my bars connected as the weight of the trailer will exceed the rating of my truck without the weight distribution.
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I also have the Equalizer wdh with the square tubes and leave mine connected when backing up with no issues. I get some squeaking from the bars moving as I am turning but that is normal. Like bikendan said, you would need to do it twice if you removed the bars before backing up.
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We have an Eaz-Lift wdh with a friction sway control bar. During our PDI the tech said we should never backup with the sway control bar attached. He said bad things would happen if we did... like "lightening bolts coming from the sky" bad, so I always take it off.


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