Originally Posted by reubenray
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.