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What do sway bars do on a camper?

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What do sway bars do on a camper?

What do sway bars do on a camper?Anti-sway bars help stabilize the vehicle in curves and prevent it from swaying. These bars give RVs more maneuverability, especially when passing other vehicles. The RV’s structure will be more stable if there is no sway. This will also prevent unnecessary wear and tear.Your vehicle’s suspension includes your wheels/tires, shocks and […]

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How much weight can a 1 1/4 hitch hold?

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How much weight can a 1 1 4 hitch hold

How much weight can a 1 1/4 hitch hold?The Class 1 trailer hitches can be used for small crossovers and passenger cars. These hitches have a 1-1/4″x 1-1/4″ receiver tube opening, or a fixed tongue that allows you to mount a trailerball directly instead of using a ball mount. The majority of class 1 hitches […]

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Which type of trailer hitch is best suited for you?

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Which type of trailer hitch is best suited for you?

Which type of trailer hitch is best suited for you?Trailer hitches can be confusing if you have never dealt with them before. What are the differences between different types? What are the different sizes? Which size receiver do I need? You can mount the strongest hitch on the back of a Ford Focus but it […]

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What size hitch ball for travel trailer ?

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What size hitch ball for travel trailer ?

What size hitch ball for travel trailer ? To tow most travel trailers, the hitch ball is used. 2-inch trailer ball or 2-5/16 inch trailer ball.A typical trailer, as well as an extendable trailer, use a 2’16” ball to tow. A 2” ball is recommended for smaller items such as teardrops or popup campers. These are not suitable […]

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Does weight distribution hitch increase payload?

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Does weight distribution hitch increase payload?

Does weight distribution hitch increase payload? A fifth wheel hitch, or gooseneck hitch, can increase your hitch load limit as long as it doesn’t exceed the GVWR. Weight distribution systems can shift weight from the front hitch to the back to the trailer axles and all vehicles. Weight Carrying Hitch: The trailer’s entire tongue weight is […]

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What is a brake controller?

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What is a brake controller?

Brake Controls  Most trucks, vans, SUVs and RVs made since the mid-1990s are set up to use an electronic trailer brake controller. These vehicles include a factory-installed “quick plug” under the dash that connects with a standard brake controller. Many pickup trucks made in the last 5 years even include a brake controller built in […]

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What is the color code for trailer wiring?

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What parts make up a Weight-Distribution System

Wiring/Electrical Before you can legally tow your trailer on public roads, you have to have working trailer lights. In fact, this is more important than simply risking a ticket – if your trailer lights don’t work, you’re inviting an accident. Always check your trailer lights before you leave on any towing trip, no matter how […]

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How to Choose a Trailer Hitch?

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How to Choose a Trailer Hitch

Selecting Your Hitch  When you know your vehicle’s towing capacity and your total trailer weight, you have the information you need to select a hitch. As you shop for a hitch, bear in mind that it’s good to have excess capacity. Sometimes your towing needs will increase – perhaps you’ll buy a larger boat or camper […]

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What are the Different Hitch Classes?

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What are the Different Hitch Classes

When you go shopping for towing equipment, one of the most bewildering choices you face is selecting a hitch. There are many different options available, and it’s easy to become confused about the details of each kind and class of hitch.Figure 3-1 shows the most common trailer hitch classes, with information about the maximum trailer […]

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Can you add a trailer hitch to a car?

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Trailer Hitch Hookup Checklist

If your tow vehicle did not come equipped with a trailer hitch from the factory, you’ll need to install one, or have it installed for you by a professional hitch installer. The majority of receiver hitches today are “no-drill” applications. That means that the trailer hitch and hardware were designed to fit into existing bolt holes in […]

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