weight distribution

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by paramediclane, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. paramediclane

    paramediclane LawnSite Member
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    history, i pull a 7x20 3 ton equipment hauler with 3 foot sides as my work trailer. 2 ztr mowers with all the trimmings. i pull with a lifted z71 suburban which is also my daily driver. I have the aftermarket airlift 100 system. i have had issues with the bags leaking twice in one year. i am considering a weight distribution hitch system for my truck. my question is....how hard, or pain in the butt will this be to attatch and unattatch on a regular basis? i do not have a didicated work truck so therefore i have to unhook from trailer pretty often.
     
  2. watatrp

    watatrp LawnSite Senior Member
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    It's not hard to do. It may add up to five minutes each time you hook up.
     
  3. paramediclane

    paramediclane LawnSite Member
    Posts: 3

    great, i was thinking it would be a nightmare with as much hooking and unhooking as i do weekly. Any idea how bad turning radius will be affected?
     
  4. watatrp

    watatrp LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 495

    When I used the weight distributing hitch, I was pulling a 32' travel trailer so I wasn't too worried about turning. I will warn you that it will do a lot of creaking and groaning when you turn. I always carried a large pipe wrench for putting the bars on and giving them the tension.
     

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