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Old 04-08-2014, 07:19 PM
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Also the issue with wd and dump trailers is they are never loaded the same amount. When you set up a wd it's setup for the load you have.
That's true.

The easiest WD I've seen is the Andersen that I have. The tension is super-easy to do, but, does take time.

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ok. Is it the actually hitch rating I'm looking for? Or the actual rating on the mount? I recall getting a Reese 2 5/16 hitch that had a rating on it. Like 5K or something
You need to look at the actual hitch that's mounted to the frame. The rating will be stamped into it, somewhere. Then, the part with the ball bolted into it, and slides into the hitch, is called a drawbar. That needs to be as capable as the hitch, if you're plan on maxing out the hitch's capability. Also, you need to be sure your ball is rated for a like amount. So long as all three items in your setup are up to snuff, you should be good.
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Old 04-08-2014, 08:56 PM
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You need to look at the actual hitch that's mounted to the frame. The rating will be stamped into it, somewhere. Then, the part with the ball bolted into it, and slides into the hitch, is called a drawbar. That needs to be as capable as the hitch, if you're plan on maxing out the hitch's capability. Also, you need to be sure your ball is rated for a like amount. So long as all three items in your setup are up to snuff, you should be good.
ok. here we go. The drawbar reads 5,000# max trailer weight and 500# max tongue weight. and the ball reads 5k.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:05 PM
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Just replace it with a Titan. It's money well spent.
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Old 04-08-2014, 10:26 PM
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We have two inch combos and they have a little slop. But we just take it easy on them.
If you look at the underside of the coupler, there's a nut on the wedge that locks in the ball. If you tighten that nut, you tighten up the slack; no more slop.

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ok. here we go. The drawbar reads 5,000# max trailer weight and 500# max tongue weight. and the ball reads 5k.
The picture is off the mount.
You've got plenty of hitch, just not enough drawbar or ball. If it were me, I'd look into Andersen Manufacturing's options. They're made in the USA, unlike nearly every other hitch manufacturer on the market. It's really nice stuff.

I've been running their WD hitch, since last summer.
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If you look at the underside of the coupler, there's a nut on the wedge that locks in the ball. If you tighten that nut, you tighten up the slack; no more slop.



You've got plenty of hitch, just not enough drawbar or ball. If it were me, I'd look into Andersen Manufacturing's options. They're made in the USA, unlike nearly every other hitch manufacturer on the market. It's really nice stuff.

I've been running their WD hitch, since last summer.
How hard is it to disconnect the trailer? Can you use the trailer jack to assist in the disconnecting/
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Old 04-09-2014, 10:46 PM
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If you look at the underside of the coupler, there's a nut on the wedge that locks in the ball. If you tighten that nut, you tighten up the slack; no more slop.



You've got plenty of hitch, just not enough drawbar or ball. If it were me, I'd look into Andersen Manufacturing's options. They're made in the USA, unlike nearly every other hitch manufacturer on the market. It's really nice stuff.

I've been running their WD hitch, since last summer.
Was talking about pintles duc. No adjustments for them.

I've been wanting to pick up an Andersen soon
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Old 04-10-2014, 01:37 AM
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How hard is it to disconnect the trailer? Can you use the trailer jack to assist in the disconnecting/
It's really easy. I just throw the wheel on the jack and crank it down to relieve tension on the preload chains. Once there's slack, just undo the clevises. Raise the jack enough to unweight and release the coupler. Then, it's just standard fare.

I almost never change preload, as there's not enough difference in ride with the variety of loads I carry. I can preload the hitch enough to unweight the rear wheels and do funny car-style burnouts. But, I only preload it enough to stop porpoising. I know it doesn't look like the design could apply that much weight to the front wheels, but, it can. This hitch setup is quiet and seamless, in its use.

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Was talking about pintles duc. No adjustments for them.
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