Originally Posted by Storyleader
I'm a newbie, so I'm not sure what it means to disconnect a weight-distributing hitch. Obviously, you mean to leave the trailer connected to the TV.
How do you disconnect the WDH? Is the process the same with all brands of WDH?
You don't literally disconnect the hitch. You leave the coupler of the tongue of the trailer connected to the ball on the hitch. You remove the spring bars from the hitch. And depending on the type of sway control you have, you may need to disconnect some of the sway control parts too.
With that done you should be able to do almost a 90° angle without banging anything on trailer or SUV. But if you cannot get that much angle, then a 6" or 12" or so extender for the head of the hitch will allow more angle. Here's a 7.5" one for the normal receiver with 2"x2" opening:
Note that extender will probably cause your tongue weight to overload your receiver, so baby the rig when it's hooked up with the extender. And remove the extender before you hook up the spring bars.