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RE: Do you lock or unlock the hitch while pulling your TT?

Only if you have so little tension on them as to not be transfering any weight. Never actually watched a WDH in motion have you. Those bars flex quite a bit in normal operation....yes even when they are already under a good bit of tension. Let me get this straight.. there is no "need" for the hitch latch at all? Perhaps under "normal" conditions, it is possible. However, one must look past "normal" conditions and consider the possibilities of what can and most likely will happen when you encounter "not normal" conditions. Put your money where the keyboard is and try a dry run minus your trailer ball, only using the WD hitch.. Bet your WD will never stand a chance of holding the hitch in place without the ball. Now you are just making stuff up. When did I say anything about the ball not being needed?:R The weakest points of WD is the mounting points of the bars on the trailer tongue, they are made of light gauge materials. They were never intended to hold the hitch on the ball. Now, consider what can happen if you were to have to slam on the brakes when someone cuts you off in traffic.. That WD has no chance in holding the hitch on the ball considering the weight of your trailer.. That is what this is about, it isn't "fear" based, it is a fact that objects in motion tend to stay in motion. All of the energy stored in that weight of the trailer must go somewhere.. The somewhere is your hitch and hitch ball and if the hitch is not latched, the tongue will easily be pushed up and over the ball and your puny WD bars and mounting points will not stop that from happening.
Huntindog 08/08/22 05:49pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you lock or unlock the hitch while pulling your TT?

Well just for that I am never going to use a coupler pin.. Lookout as you never know when you will encounter one of us. I am not the least bit concerned about it. That is because I actually tried with my 4.5 ton jack to lift the coupler off the ball. It simply can't be done Just because it has a hole, doesn't mean something needs to go in it. Manufacturers have no idea if WD will be used in conjunction with the coupler... So they all get the hole
Huntindog 08/08/22 04:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you lock or unlock the hitch while pulling your TT?

So in reality, only the TW was keeping the tongue on the ball and no WD is needed to keep it on the ball either and your whole premise of WD keeping it on the ball is not true. Do you read what you write? Do you understand it? You actually make my point quite well. That trailer did not come off the ball in spite of not being latched on. If he had used WD, it would not have mattered as it could not have come off... As it was with no WD, it sure could have. Think of WD as a huge multi layered very stout coupler pin.
Huntindog 08/08/22 12:14pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you lock or unlock the hitch while pulling your TT?

This topic is a hot button issue. Like many other subjects, some have an irrational fear of potential bad things.Lightening, towing with the propane on, guns, etc.,etc,, A common theme is that they do not fully understand how low the risk really is... I am more likely to have a heart attack while towing and crash into someone... Yet I doubt many would give up driving based on that risk..... And standard fare for these discussions is someone making a imppassioned, overly dramatic argument, complete with name calling, telling some story that may or may have happened to somone. I try to keeps risks in perspective. I tend to not believe I will be hit by lightening, and I do not buy lottery tickets.
Huntindog 08/08/22 12:01pm Travel Trailers
RE: Do you lock or unlock the hitch while pulling your TT?

Everyone that is locking thiers... I assume you are all using WD? If so try this the next time you are hitched up with WD engaged. Open/unlatch the coupler. Then use your jack to try and lift it off of the ball. It can't be done. And, if just one thing fails on your WD system your trailer is free to pop right off the ball Actually if you think it thru, a whole lot of things would have to fail. 1. The coupler would need to become unlatched. 2.both equalizer bars would need for their pins to fall out. 3.Both bars would need to become disconnected to their brackets. It is highly unlikely that all of this would occur without the driver feeling the loss of WD.
Huntindog 08/08/22 10:15am Travel Trailers
RE: Do you lock or unlock the hitch while pulling your TT?

Everyone that is locking thiers... I assume you are all using WD? If so try this the next time you are hitched up with WD engaged. Open/unlatch the coupler. Then use your jack to try and lift it off of the ball. It can't be done. Your test is not the same as when driving down the road: - When slowly lifting with the jack, the bars will bend a little before lifting the back of the truck, which keeps the ball in the hitch. - Hit a big pothole just right and the forces can be many times higher. The bars can bend 2-3 inches allowing the ball to drop far enough to come out. So, far less likely with the WDH engaged but not impossible. Still silly not to put a pin thru the latch.Only if you have so little tension on them as to not be transfering any weight.
Huntindog 08/08/22 10:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Do you lock or unlock the hitch while pulling your TT?

Everyone that is locking thiers... I assume you are all using WD? If so try this the next time you are hitched up with WD engaged. Open/unlatch the coupler. Then use your jack to try and lift it off of the ball. It can't be done.
Huntindog 08/08/22 07:25am Travel Trailers
RE: MotorTrend F150 Lightning Tow Test

when a electric can get 500 miles towing 14000 lbs then I will trade in my F350. Steve That will not happen until the perpetual motion battery is fully developed, which will allow an EV to tow 18 tons 750 miles on a single 11 second charge, while being the size of a D cell. I fully expect that to be developed by an RVnet member soon.Yes and probably by a participant on this thread.:B
Huntindog 08/08/22 03:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: Do you lock or unlock the hitch while pulling your TT?

Personal preference. I never did. When using WD, the hitch cannot come off of the ball.. If not using WD, then yes, a lock or pin should be used, becuse it is possible for the hitch to come off the ball.
Huntindog 08/08/22 03:33am Travel Trailers
RE: GMC TPMS

BTW. One of my front chevy TPMS sustsined some damage. They are stupid expensive. 250.00!!!
Huntindog 08/07/22 09:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: GMC TPMS

Mine take 125. I just went with an aftermarket system for the coach
Huntindog 08/07/22 09:07am Tow Vehicles
RE: MotorTrend F150 Lightning Tow Test

I went through every post on this thread - you’re the only one that mentioned climate change. Seems you’re the one pushing an agenda - and the agenda is “anyone who dares to have different opinion then you is ignorant”. I may be the only one who mentioned it specifically but wouldn't you agree climate change is the elephant in the corner? All the EV hate, but what's the alternative? If someone thinks ICEs are a viable alternative for the future, they either don't believe climate change is real or they just don't care. "Just don't care" is an honest though misanthropic position. "Don't believe" is ignorance, you won't find any informed support for it. The problem is that everyone has to be on board....China (among others) with 1.4 billion people is not... Worse is we buy a lot of stuff from them, including so called green items....Which are not produced in a enviromentally friendly way. We seem to be OK with others polluting to supply us with items that we deem green. Bottom line, fossil fuels will continue to be used, by other countries. There really isn't much point in ruining our economy, and making those that don't like us much rich in the process.
Huntindog 08/06/22 11:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: How to REMOVE brake drum races using a shop press?

Maybe try this non existent tool https://www.harborfreight.com/3-jaw-pilot-bearing-puller-4876.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=12144811130&campaignid=12144811130&utm_content=117789253198&adsetid=117789253198&product=4876&store=726&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3K3u7uul-QIV0WxvBB28SgqQEAQYBCABEgLoVfD_BwEI'd rather spend the 13.00 on beer for after I finish the job using a drift... Heck, in a pinch, I have used a screwdriver.
Huntindog 08/01/22 08:20pm Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

Electricity is shifting to solar and wind primarily for the lower cost to generate. And at the same time it will increase costs? +1 to simply generate your own. Or at least 50%. Oh geez, this is going circular. The wind doesn't always blow and the sun doesn't always shine...Yet everyone expects power 24/7..And no battery backup is not a realistic solution at the scale it would take.
Huntindog 07/31/22 05:49pm Tow Vehicles
RE: EV's need gas too - Tow with a Tesla?

China has already decided that dealing with the results of climate change makes more sense than trying to stop it... The proof is in their actions, not their words. We all get together for a multination talk about who will commit to what.... And China never makes any real time commitments. It is always far into the future while today they are building coal power plants. IOW, they will be burning fossil fuels and laughing at us as we ruin our economy chasing the green dream. An optimist sees the glass as half full. An pessimist sees it as half empty. A realist sees the glass as too big.
Huntindog 07/31/22 05:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Assessing RV Value

Never trade in an RV. Unlike the auto industry there is no reliable "book" price. For new or used. The only way to know what you are really paying for an RV is to pay cash. And the only way to know what you are recieving for your old RV is to sell it for cash. I will not knock the RV dealers much for this, as they deal with the same uncertainties in a trade in situation as well. If they misjudge what they can sell for your trade, then they stand to lose money on the deal. Obviously if that happens too often, they can't stay in buisiness.
Huntindog 07/31/22 05:11pm Travel Trailers
RE: How to REMOVE brake drum races using a shop press?

As an owner of a 30 ton press, I woudn't bother. I am sure I could rig something up, but it would be much easier and faster to just hammer them out with a drift
Huntindog 07/31/22 04:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: EV's need gas too - Tow with a Tesla?

Had to laugh ... https://i.imgur.com/DkQ2hCEl.jpg Every Tesla has a comp that display range remaining. Maybe the driver ignored that !? Or maybe its just another fake photoshop to throw dirt at Tesla from our regular Tesla haters. :p Well, a few here thought I was taking a shot at Teslas. Not at all actually. I had a ride in one about 8 years ago and I was impressed, really impressed with it. If I could afford one I would buy it. They are a very quiet, smooth riding car, and the acceleration power is astounding. But I wouldn't try dragging my 32 foot TT with it though. That's what my black smoke belching diesel dually is for. The picture could be fake, photoshopped, whatever, who knows. I posted it in all good humor, like everything else in my life I do. I laugh at others and I laugh at my own misfortunes too. Life is good :) I just happened to see irony in a green car on the roadside burning fossil fuels to power itself. Nothing more was intended than that. Too many people read things into a post that simply are not there. OK guys? :):) Smile a bit! :BThere is a lot more irony to it. Most of the electricity used to charge EVs comes from fossil fuels.... Europe is now going back to coal, because the have to. Electricity is going to sky rocket beacuse green energy must be backed up with conventional power plants... So on order to have a reliable energy system, we will need to have two systems... The cost of this will be paid for by someone...Look in the mirror to see who will pay. Green got this far by insinuating that these costs would be paid for by someone else. As the true costs are being discovered, it's support is dropping.
Huntindog 07/31/22 03:02am Tow Vehicles
RE: Auto leveling question

They can draw a lot of amps.Mine can do 80 amps. So yes a battery that is not healthy can be a problem. Unfortunantly there is no manual backup for it.. So you gotta really watch the battery(s) Yes there is, the motor can be driven with a 3/8 driver, or if the motor needs to be bypassed there's a 3/4 nut on the inside. https://support.lci1.com/documents/ground-control-tt-leveling-w-lcd-touch-pad-owners-manualHave you actually tried that?
Huntindog 07/31/22 02:51am Travel Trailers
RE: Camping in an EV.... Always charging...

Not sure if y'all understand the word "free". Somebody is paying for that electricity...That is correct. Marketing is not free. Notice that nobody is giving "free" gas to attract customers. Enjoy the party while you can. Once everyone is forced into electric the true cost will be PAID. Different scale. An hour of charging dispenses around 6 kwh, costs about 75 cents and will take the driver about 35 kilometres. I guess they could could give away a shot glass of gas. :). You completely missed my point. Electricity is going to get VERY expensive. When it does, you won't get it for "free" anymore.
Huntindog 07/30/22 06:07pm Tow Vehicles
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