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Old 12-15-2013, 10:43 AM   #29
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There's a real nice hitch called weight-safe. It has a weight scale built into the hitch. My friend Joe moves oil field equipment and uses it all the time to make sure the tongue weights are safe. I used it on my TV. The scale is not real accurate bit it's close enough. I used the adjustable one to get the same hitch drop. My 2013 Pathfinder has a hitch rating of 500 lbs. without air in the bags my trailer has a hitch weight of approximately 480-490 with the airbags inflated approximately 390. The real plus in the bags is that it levels the SUV and also stiffens the rear and you can really tell the difference in handling. The reason for the weight different is that when the rear sags the weight of the TV and the trailer push down on the hitch and the rear axel of the TV. Unfortunately you can't use it with WDHs. It would be nice for tuning up the angle and chain tension. Airbags are not for all trailers! Consult a professional.
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Old 12-19-2013, 03:06 PM   #30
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What about Blue Ox Sway Pro? Anyone using or have experience with this? Looks like a good unit.

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Old 02-03-2014, 12:24 PM   #31
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I used the Husky on a rather heavy TT. Worked well. Straight is necessary to hitch up. But if it's a problem, simply hitch, pull it forward to straight, then install the bars. Not really a problem.

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