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Old 04-29-2016, 07:30 PM   #1
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Where do you store those greasy weight distribution bars when not in use?
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:52 PM   #2
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Where do you store those greasy weight distribution bars when not in use?
Depends...

At home they went in a rack under the porch that was made out of PVC pipe.

When were were camping I would leave the entire hitch head on the trailer and swing the bars under the A-frame, or just lay them across the A-frame.

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Old 04-29-2016, 08:32 PM   #3
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Howdy,
My bars had a hole in the head part that goes into the ball mount. That hole fit the snal up brackets perfectly. I stuck them onto the snap up brackets by that hole. Very sturdy too.
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That is really cool. Unfortunately I don't have that brand. Thanks
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:06 PM   #5
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My dealer told me he doesn't ever grease them just a shot of wd-40 before a trip. They stay nice and clean so I can store them in the pass through in the front. Never had a squeak or a problem.
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I do not use a weight distribution anti sway hitch. The new trucks come with anti sway and if you have a ultra light you do not need one if you tow within limits. It is just another way to get more money out of the uninformed. They are a waste of time and money for small ultra light trailers. Just another thing to mess with. If your trailer starts to fish tail just tap the trailer breaks and slow down. There I just saved you $500.00. Your welcome.
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I use the Blue Ox Swaypro. The grease is in the hitch head not the spring bars. I store them in the pass-thru.
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I do not use a weight distribution anti sway hitch. The new trucks come with anti sway and if you have a ultra light you do not need one if you tow within limits. It is just another way to get more money out of the uninformed. They are a waste of time and money for small ultra light trailers. Just another thing to mess with. If your trailer starts to fish tail just tap the trailer breaks and slow down. There I just saved you $500.00. Your welcome.
He's pulling a 32 ft camper that weighs 7000lbs. A good wdh is a must.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:47 PM   #9
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When I was using the old WD hitch, I made a storage deal from a steel plate and a couple of pieces of round steel fence post welded to the plate. The whole thing evolved over a couple of seasons, it started as a result of the jack sinking in soft ground. First came the steel plate, the steel post bit came as a result of the DW rubbing her pant leg against them when I just layed them across the A-frame.

Once I had the camper were I wanted it, the plate went under the tongue jack. The spring bars went into the fence post.

I've lost track of it since the Hensley is self storing. If I come across it I'll post a picture.
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Where do you store those greasy weight distribution bars when not in use?
I store them in front storage of trailer in a plastic container. I used some paper towel core tube to put over the greasy ends. Put some tape over one end of cardboard tube and slide over the bar.

Also store the hitch on the trailer tongue.
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