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Old 01-10-2023, 08:26 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by reubenray View Post
Was this with or without a sway bar?
What is often left out of the wheelbase discussion is overhang, the distance from the center of the rear axle to the hitch ball, with shorter being better. The further the hitch is from the rear axle, the more the weight acts as a lever. The closer this point is, the better for stability. Wheelbase numbers alone don't tell the entire story. This is where many SUVs (and the Jeep Gladiator) have an advantage over longer-wheelbase PUs.
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Old 01-10-2023, 09:33 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by reubenray View Post
Do these stay on the trailer once it is put on?
The only part of a WDH permanently attached to the trailer is the brackets they attach to. The hitch head with ball and WDH assembly gets slid into the receiver on your truck, while the bars on most hitches are completely separate and get slid into/onto the hitch head, then attached to the trailer brackets. Un hooking is the reverse.

I just slide my bars vertically down between the trailer frame and my battery tray brackets for storage while camping, they go in our front bin otherwise. I always remove the hitch head when not towing, and just place on ground under the trailer A frame. I hate banging my shin on a trailer ball.
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Old 01-10-2023, 11:37 AM   #17
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Your trucks owners manual will tell you at what weight you need a WDH.
I had a recurve hitch. Hated it.
Switched to an Andersen & love it. Built in sway control, no spring bars to deal with, only 35 lbs, simple to adjust.
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