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Old 02-24-2012, 02:37 PM   #1
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We own a 2012 Flagstaff D625. Tow vehicle is a 2003 Grand Caravan with a heavy duty tow package. The problem is that when hooking up the trailer, the back of the van sinks lower that I like to see. I want to add a weight distributing hitch which should help this problem. The trailer has dual propane tanks. Forest River tells me that I would have to go back to a single tank. I am a guy who does not want to believe in the term 'can't do it'. I go with the idea that where there is a will there must be a way!. Has anyone solved this problem and succeeded in using dual tanks with the WDH??
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:55 PM   #2
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Would a single spring bar setup work without having to remove a propane tank ??

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Old 02-24-2012, 03:00 PM   #3
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It just might, I will have to look into this possibility........ Thanks for the suggestion!

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Would a single spring bar setup work without having to remove a propane tank ??

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Old 02-24-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Dang Chap...I've never seen one of those before. Good find!
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Please tell us why a normal WDH would not work with the dual propane tanks?
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:32 PM   #6
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Please tell us why a normal WDH would not work with the dual propane tanks?
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Its a Pop up so the front maybe too narrow to facilitate the correct spacing that is needed and thats probably why Forest river told him only one tank to make it work.

I would think you could relocate the tanks if needed to facilitate this but without a picture of the front section it's hard to vision what he is dealing with.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:02 PM   #7
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Dang Chap...I've never seen one of those before. Good find!
Ed, I remember seeing that a while back while researching some other type of WDH.

The length seems to be adjustable, so the there could be some tweaking to get it around the battery box and propane tanks.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:04 AM   #8
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What about a Reese Mini 350? I think those are specifically designed for popups.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:35 AM   #9
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My muffler shop also does all sorts of hitches and welding jobs. Your local place might, too.

Or... I picked up a Hobart 135 a few years back. Its a pretty simple and inexpensive MIG setup. Once you figure out how to stick metal together, a whole 'nother world opens up. And come on, now you have an excuse to buy more tools!
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