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Old 11-21-2015, 07:46 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by rjshiflet View Post
As my Dad always said...better to have 'em and not need 'em than to need 'em and not have 'em.

Though we pull a 5th wheel now, I would NEVER pull a TT without all of the safety features. It's just not worth it.
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:50 PM   #12
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Always do the wd bars. Only use the sway bar if windy, or going over 40mph/highway.

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Old 11-21-2015, 12:59 PM   #13
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I don't know how short his trip was today, but the snow is already 10" deep here in northern Illinois!!!

Last thing I'd want to be doing here today is towing a trailer, with or without a wdh.
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Old 11-21-2015, 01:00 PM   #14
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I agree with Old Coot. If you tow, use everything you've got to make sure it's a safe trip.
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Old 11-22-2015, 06:45 AM   #15
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Would you go out in the snow without your shoes on???????????????
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:19 AM   #16
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In that type of weather condition it is a must. Only time I do not use is my 5 miles to the camp ground and never get above 35mph. I also use a different ball mount. Later RJD
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Old 11-22-2015, 07:44 AM   #17
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YES, the only thing holding you hitch ball at the correct angle is a small adjustment bolt under the hitch. A weight distribution hitch is not designed to be used without being fully connected. If you do not want to use bars get a ball hitch only with the correct weight rating.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:50 PM   #18
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fyrdad, how was towing in the snow ?
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Old 11-25-2015, 12:04 PM   #19
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There is no down side to putting them on
It only takes a few minutes.....
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Old 11-29-2015, 12:21 PM   #20
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Plato, wasn't bad in the snow. Was a total pain to back the rig into the spot at the storage place when you can't see the lines.


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