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Old 04-06-2014, 10:38 PM   #2361
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Ok, now that I look at that image, I'm pretty sure I just need to lift the one part right behind the hitch ball. Nevermind!!
Your trailer likely has low enough tongue weight that you really only need the sway control on your hitch. Assuming it came with a friction slider bar that is.

Yes, for starters, you'll be adjusting the height on your hitch.
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24' dutchmen kodiak looking forward to getting back out there this season.
WDH, 3.73 and Ford Brake controller. Now looking at stiffing up the rear a little, maybe Airbags or RAS, just starting to look
Have you done tires yet? Makes a world of difference moving to an LT tire with stronger sidewall and twice as much air in it.
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Your trailer likely has low enough tongue weight that you really only need the sway control on your hitch. Assuming it came with a friction slider bar that is.

Yes, for starters, you'll be adjusting the height on your hitch.

Thanks for the info. If I could get away without using the leveling/weight distribution bars, that would be great. Just one less step. I actually never used the sway bar previously. I have not taken the trailer out on a true freeway as of yet, though. Mostly back road highways.


What other factors may I have to consider, now that I'm using my truck?
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Have you done tires yet? Makes a world of difference moving to an LT tire with stronger sidewall and twice as much air in it.
No still on the cheap wrangler sra tires, will be moving to a LT soon, spousal unit is not to keen on buying tires when these still have life in them.
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Yeah, wear out the factory tires then get LT's, that's my plan.
People may think they don't need a weight distributing hitch, but the difference in the quality of the ride makes it a necessity for me. I can't stand towing without one, regardless of the tow vehicle. It will calm down any "porpoising", and tie things together, giving your "rig" an integrated "one-ness" feel. Try towing with and without one, and you should notice the great improvement a WDH gives you.

( It amazes me that people aren't willing to spend an extra $300 on "insurance" for a WDH on a rig easily worth upwards of $40K, $50k, ...)
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Lt tires are a blessing on these trucks! Thank gawd i wore out those goodyear junkers. Just wait until you get a set of them. Truck firms right up but not unpleasantly so.
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Lt tires are a blessing on these trucks! Thank gawd i wore out those goodyear junkers. Just wait until you get a set of them. Truck firms right up but not unpleasantly so.
That's what I was wondering if the regular daily driving would get harsh.
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I don't think so. Finally feels more like a truck, more stable and sure footed.
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Hitched up for the first time this year - haven't set up my ProPride hitch as yet but needed to move the trailer around. Excited to get the camping season started!

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^Wow that 312BH is a beauty!
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