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Old 11-30-2007, 05:15 PM
camp2canoe
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Thanks, Wayne and Bill, for the suggestions and proving once again that there is literally no question or issue that someone on the forum won't have insight into. I can't move the axle on my sailboat trailer back but what I have done is move the winch post up as far as I possibly can - it actually overlaps the frame channels. I've tried to reduce as much weight as possible behind the axle and move as much weight forward (fill the 5 gallon water supply, charge the porta potty, carry the extra anchor and chain as far up under the vee berth as possible, etc.) as I can. - camp2canoe (except when we're sailing)
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:14 PM
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I don't use a WDH, as I don't think my rig would be made any safer with one, although I will try one at some point in time (if I can find a suitable one to borrow from someone), just to see if it would reduce stress or not.

For others using a weight carrying hitch (a NON-WDH), you might want to verify your hitch, drawbar, and ball are beefy enough for the tongue weight. I've seen some pretty weak 2 inch balls, and had to look for one with what I thought was adequate reserve capability (I use a ball and drawbar that are rated for 750 pounds tongue weight, into a receiver that is rated for at least that - forgot the exact spec). With two heavy batteries and propane up front, I figured it's not worth taking a chance (I haven't yet had a chance to weigh the tongue). Personally I'd be very cautious of even stuff rated 500 pounds with a TM, from reported tongue weights I've seen.
HAHA you could tow a 35ft 5th wheel with that 2500HD Diesel and not know it's there. You have too much tow vehicle for the TM. Sell it and buy a scooter.
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