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Old 07-12-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
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WDHS remove it for cornering in CG?

Hello all,

I have a nice WDHS and it works great on the highway but I have wondered if it is better to remove it when I am trying to maneuver the rig in the campgrounds. Some of them are very tight. TBH, I have not pulled the rig without the WDHS hooked up. So far I haven't needed to pull the bars off when camping but just wondering if it would make my life easier in the CGs.

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And for the silly answers, thank you for the laughs.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:25 AM   #2
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A lot probably depends on what types of slopes you might be dealing with at a campsite as well. If the slope is lower towards the front of the TT, and you take off your bars, the pivot point at your hitch might be so low that: A) your hitch may bottom out or B) you won't be able to get a block under your tongue jack. Before I put air bags on my truck, I had to use the WD just to move my TT from one side of the driveway to the other because the slope of my Driveway compared to the street was just enough that my hitch would drag at the bottom of the driveway once the rear tires of my truck were in the street. Even with the airbags, I can only get a 2x4 under the jack if I don't use the bars.
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Old 07-12-2016, 07:44 AM   #3
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When I had a tongue tow I just removed the sway bars. Kept the weight distribution on because the tongue might sit to low.
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:40 AM   #4
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I will have to look at how much the unit squats my f150 without the WDHS. I imagine the easy way is to pull them off while DW registers us at the CG office.
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:08 AM   #5
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We have the Equal-i-zer and have NEVER needed to remove the weight bars.
And we have backed into lots of tight California State Park campsites.
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We have the Reese DC Antique Model and have NOT had to remove it for "Forward or Backward" movement,but then again we have Only Traveled 1000's of miles with this setup over 30 years,time will tell! Youroo!!
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We have the Reese DC Antique Model and have NOT had to remove it for "Forward or Backward" movement,but then again we have Only Traveled 1000's of miles with this setup over 30 years,time will tell! Youroo!!
Probably next trip.....
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We have the reese straight line 1500.
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Old 07-12-2016, 03:03 PM   #9
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Here's what happened to me when I thought I would remove the bars to pull into a spot with a little bit of a curb. Dropped the back of my Suburban way down and wham.
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