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For now its going to be this or nothing for so here it goes..Im lookin at getting a Haul master 10,000 Max LB-- 1000 LB max tung LB. From Harbor Freight... Its less than $200 with coupon. I have haled my new TT without one and it went down the road fine but the truck and trailer were empty. I could tell that I didn't want any more tung weight than I have without a WDH. Does anyone have one and what is your opinion.


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I've used one for a couple years with no problems. Take your time setting it up. Not a quick process. I spent probably 4hrs getting it setup correctly the first time

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good advice to take your time setting up. more advice, go to you tube and look up etrailer installs. a lot of good info on setting up. would not hurt to watch it a few time as you may forget a step or two

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old guy wrote:

good advice to take your time setting up. more advice, go to you tube and look up trailer installs. a lot of good info on setting up. would not hurt to watch it a few time as you may forget a step or two
...Thanks Guys.. May sound funny but I'm looking forward to the install and testing it. Great advice here and I will be looking a videos on this tonight. Never wanted spring as much as this year.[emoticon]

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I’ve been using one for about five years. If you find setup instructions for another round bar hitch, the directions may be better than the ones from HF. I’ve run the same style hitch since 2005, so it was simple to apply my prior knowledge.


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I understand everything except what is the reason for the angle of the head/Ball.

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If you are going to use the 20 percent off coupon, be careful. Seems they have changed what you can use the coupons on now. A lot of their name brand items like Haul Master, Earthquake, etc. cannot use the coupon. Check the fine print on the coupon for what you cannot use it on.

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mat60 wrote:

I understand everything except what is the reason for the angle of the head/Ball.


That adjusts the angle of the bars so that you can have the appropriate load on them when they are parallel to the ground.





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Adjusting the angle of the hitch head, will also change the angle of the spring bars when they are rest. To add more tension to the bars, you can use more or less links of chain at the hangers or adjust the head angle to do the same.

You want to allow as much chain as possible between the spring bars and tongue hangers to ease stress during turns, but you do not want the spring bars to be hanging so low that they drag on uneven ground. A general rule of thumb is to get the bars parallel with the tongue - This should give sufficient chain length and ground clearance.

My enclosed trailer is around 8000 lbs with 1000 lbs tongue weight, I use the maximum hitch angle in my application to redistribute that hitch weight between all the axles.

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Thank You guys. Got one more thing to ask. I'm thinking the best place to carry heavy tools and such would be in the back of truck up close to cab as possible. I understand the trailer needs to be loaded for the right amount of tung weight but after that would the center of the trailer be best like under the booth storage? I also am thinking it may not be best to put heavy stuff in rear of TT. Does this sound ok to you?

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