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Can I tow this trailer one time without WDH / sway control?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by sechsgang, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. Jun 30, 2011 at 10:16 PM
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    sechsgang

    sechsgang [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Picked up the trailer today and towed it home with no WDH / sway. No problems, whatsoever.
    Installed the equalizer hitch back at home - took me a couple hours. It only took so long because I am picky, and I want to do it right. And I had to go back inside the house to get a beer out of the fridge at least three times, LOL.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2011 at 10:30 PM
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    1Bigbird

    1Bigbird Yo! Wat up peeps?

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    Me Too! :crapstorm:

    I had to tow a trailer with my old 96 Tacoma that weighed about 5000lbs and other than no power it wasn't an issue. But it was a short trip and only did it to help a friend.
    Props to doing it right even though it would have been easier not to. :thumbsup:
     
  3. Jul 5, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    sechsgang

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    Update: picked up the trailer last week from the dealer and drove it home without the Equalizer hitch. Worked ok, but I could feel it pushing the truck left & right. That was with an empty truck and trailer.
    Then, I installed the hitch in the evening (took a few hours to get it right) and loaded up truck and trailer. It towed orders of magnitude better loaded with the hitch than unloaded without. So I guess they are worth it.
    Here is a pic:

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  4. Jul 6, 2011 at 7:44 AM
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    fajitas21

    fajitas21 XMF - Extreme Mexican Food fo Life!

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    Looks great man, and you're right, Equalizer and Dual Cams (I have cams) change the way the spring bars work completely, and make towing a much better experience.

    I towed my trailer to my father-in-laws house this weekend to store in his 2 bay shed he built for him and I, and the 60 miles I towed seemed like I had nothing back there but some extra wind resistance.
     
  5. Jul 7, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Nice rig, Op...congratulations...I know ya'll will get lots of enjoyment with it!
     
  6. Jul 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    Thanks guys!
     
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