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Old 05-26-2023, 01:14 PM   #1
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Do you sell your weight dist. hitch with your trailer when you sell the trailer?

Do you sell your weight dist. hitch with your trailer when you sell the trailer?
Since some of the hardware is on the trailers tongue, do you remove those pieces? My Weight Dist. hitch came with my last trailer. I'm selling it now and would rather not buy another one, If I can keep this one.

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Old 05-26-2023, 02:04 PM   #2
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I have sold the hitch with a trailer when the buyer wanted it, I have never sent the hitch with a trade in as the dealers did not want them, if they resold it they could be liable for a failure and they don’t know if the hitch had been used properly before they got it. I currently have a WDH sitting in my shop because I upgraded from a bumper pull to a 5th wheel and did not sell it yet.
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Old 05-26-2023, 04:06 PM   #3
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My experiece is probably a lot like DougW's. I wouldn't let the hitch be a deal killer, but if the buyer wasn't interested I would keep it.
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Old 05-26-2023, 09:29 PM   #4
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Well, my first one was a Harbor Frieght WDH, I did not add the sway control bar. So the only thing on my trailer was the two brackets that held the chains. Loosen one bolt and they come right off. I kept my hitch. The I upgraded to Andersen, so I have parts of a Habor Freight WDH around my garage is anyone wants them.
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Old 05-26-2023, 09:52 PM   #5
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When we purchased our trailer, being used, the sale included the WDH. It is a Harbor freight item but rated for 1000/10,000. I also added the friction sway bar. The receiver on the truck and factory tow package is rated accordingly.

Depending on WDHs, they can sell new from $250 to almost $1,000. Not a deal breaker but certainly a tank or two of gas so to say.

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Old 05-26-2023, 11:45 PM   #6
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When we traded out TT for a 5th wheel we offered the dealer the option to purchase our WDH. They made us a cash offer for it that we accepted.

When we returned a couple of weeks later to pick up our 5th wheel we got to meet the person who purchased our traded in trailer along with the WDH.

Donít know about liability for the dealer. I guess each are different.

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Old 05-27-2023, 11:05 PM   #7
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I recently sold a camper privately and let my Equalizer wdh go with it, made that a selling point in my ad, and priced the trailer with that in mind. The buyer used that hitch to drive it away, and will set it up later for his situation. Prior to the sale, I had already purchased my next trailer, used, from a dealer. It came with it's original hitch, similar to the Equalizer but made by Husky.
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Old 05-28-2023, 08:01 AM   #8
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If you like the hitch and it will be in spec for a future trailer, keep it.
If the buyer has a HD or SD truck, they may not use a WDH at all.
Somebody has to install the WDH. That means some responsibility. And any complaints on the way it tows. Selling it outright, fine, but don’t get wrapped up in any install aspects.
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Old 05-30-2023, 06:25 PM   #9
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When I traded our GeoPro for our MicroLite, this discussion came up. I asked the dealer if we could just move our existing WDH from the GeoPro to the MicroLite, but they said we needed the next size up for the MicroLite. I agreed to buy a new one.

I went in, signed the papers, etc. while spending no more time thinking about this.

While we finished the paperwork, they were installing the WDH on the new trailer. The salesman came in and apologized, stating that the WDH from the GeoPro was the exact same one they sold me for the MicroLite. As the paperwork was already done, they asked me what they could do for me. I ended up having a very, VERY fun shopping spree, care of the dealer, in the parts department. I filled up with a few years worth of water filters, new hoses, leveling blocks, etc. Kind of fun.

But to the OP's question, I think you can just keep it if you can reuse it, but part with it if you can't. It won't be a deal breaker either way.
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