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Old 08-07-2019, 02:07 PM   #21
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Equal-I-zer 4-pt WDH. I leave my bars in place when backing up. I crank angles without issue. In fact, not only can you reverse with the WDH in place, it's specifically designed/advertised to not require removal prior to backing up -- it's a core function of the product.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:29 PM   #22
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Equal-I-zer 4-pt WDH. I leave my bars in place when backing up. I crank angles without issue. In fact, not only can you reverse with the WDH in place, it's specifically designed/advertised to not require removal prior to backing up -- it's a core function of the product.
Same here ... never unhook the bars when backing up. Never an issue either.
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Old 08-15-2019, 10:00 PM   #23
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Backing with sway hitches

There are lots of weight distributing hitches. Some have the sway control built in to the shank and some have a sway control that mounts out to the side of the shank and the trailer frame. It has been my experience that you need to keep you weight distributing arms in place as long as you are moving your trailer, whether you are pulling forward or backing up. If your WDH has a separate sway control, yes, you need to release it when you are making sharp turns or when backing. If your sway control is an integral part of your weight distributing hitch you need to back up with it still hooked up. Some hitches like some Equilizer Brand hitches may require frequent greasing of the swivel points in the hitch head. If your hitch needs greasing you will probably feel your steering wheel pulling one way or the other when traveling down the road. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:12 AM   #24
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Andersen WDAS hitch does not interfere

Sorry for your issue- that is specifically why I got the Andersen Manufacturing hitch system. Everything is integrated and even my demure wife can easily connect & disconnect the tow vehicle but backing anywhere is not an issue.
Also their service department is outstanding!
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Old 08-16-2019, 09:41 PM   #25
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Sorry for your issue- that is specifically why I got the Andersen Manufacturing hitch system. Everything is integrated and even my demure wife can easily connect & disconnect the tow vehicle but backing anywhere is not an issue.
Also their service department is outstanding!
Andersen WDH is great, use one on my other trailer, no grease, no noise, little weight, great sway control.
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Old 08-19-2019, 02:01 PM   #26
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I remove mine for backing..Because i always have-no biggy-they gotta come off anyway !
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