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Old 09-01-2019, 11:59 AM   #21
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Shouldn't the clamp be forcing it down instead of up?
Interesting. That is backwards from all I've ever seen.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:04 PM   #22
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Interesting. That is backwards from all I've ever seen.
I used to use one with a non equilizing hitch and it always forced the hitch down so it wouldn't bounce up. Doing it this way will just bend it.
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:46 PM   #23
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Shouldn't the clamp be forcing it down instead of up?
Think about the effect the WDH spring bars are having on the shank. When the spring bars are 'loaded', the shank pivots vertically on the hitch pin, forcing the forward portion of the shank downward. The majority of the tongue weight is applied to the hitch pin but the remainder of the load is applied at the point where the shank contacts the floor of the hitch tube forward of the hitch pin. How else would it be able to transfer a portion of the load to the front of the TV?
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Old 09-01-2019, 01:22 PM   #24
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Think about the effect the WDH spring bars are having on the shank. When the spring bars are 'loaded', the shank pivots vertically on the hitch pin, forcing the forward portion of the shank downward. The majority of the tongue weight is applied to the hitch pin but the remainder of the load is applied at the point where the shank contacts the floor of the hitch tube forward of the hitch pin. How else would it be able to transfer a portion of the load to the front of the TV?
Yes..I believe you are correct with WDH although I have never had any rattling with any WDH when the spring bars are on. Now I am going to look at the gap the next time I hitch up to see what is happening.


Definitely need it the other way for a deadweight hitch.
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Old 09-03-2019, 08:13 AM   #25
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Weight-carrying hitch: The TW will always force the ball-end downward, so if using a clamp, you would want to force the ball-end downward.


Weight-distributing hitch: The WD bars are lifting the ball-end upward, so if using a clamp, you would want to force the ball-end upward.
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