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Grit dog

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Posted: 01/21/20 10:53am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

DarkSkySeeker wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

Pictures can be deceiving, but your sig pic looks like that truck is sagging more than expected with a HD 4x4. Especially if the wd bars are doing anything. If that's not the case and the truck isn't sagging then it won't hurt anything trimming the bar.


I am taking the RIG out next month and will get a profile photo then, and a photo up close of the hitch. Right now the trailer is tucked away and I won't pull it out for a photo session. Thanks to you (and all the others) for the input so far.


How much was the back of the truck sagging when you did have it hooked up?


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* This post was edited 01/21/20 11:55am by DarkSkySeeker *


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From that perspective it doesn't look "that" low, but it also doesn't look like you're using the wd bars, or the front end has a leveling kit?

Trailer has leaf springs?
If so, make it easy, flip the hitch, which will raise it slightly and remove the low hanging encumbrance. And if the trailer sits a tad nose high, it won't really hurt anything. That's what I'd try fist before going through the trouble of sawing off a solid 2x2 bar.

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time2roll wrote:

I would look for a wheel to attach.


Bad idea there. THat would LIFT the tow vehicle when entering driveways, etc.

CUT THE HITCH OFF, done.


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trail-explorer wrote:

CUT THE HITCH OFF, done.

That's the plan.

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Get your wife a fresh hacksaw blade and tell her to have at it!

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