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#343674 - 03/30/11 03:11 PM Load distributing hitches
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Ok, I'm sure there's at least a couple of you guys have pulled some fairly hefty trailers before, so I could use some input on this. I'm going to be pulling a work trailer that will be as heavy as 10,000 lbs when loaded up with supplies(machinery/aggregate). I'm wondering if I'd benefit from a load-distributing hitch or not. A friend of mine who tows a very large RV, told me that these types of hitches put a lot of strain on your tow vehicles frame since they are trying to transfer the weight through the frame and towards the front of the vehicle. My towing will be a combination of hwy/city if it matters. Any thoughts?
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#343681 - 03/30/11 04:04 PM Re: Load distributing hitches [Re: Adrian]
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Grunt and I have been pumping up at the gym; let us pull it for you!
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#343683 - 03/30/11 04:12 PM Re: Load distributing hitches [Re: medic8r]
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Adrian, hang an Olive Garden bread stick in front of JP....

Randy went through hitching himself to a load not that long ago....
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#343685 - 03/30/11 04:54 PM Re: Load distributing hitches [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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That's not a nice way to talk about Mrs. Sirquack.
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#343702 - 03/30/11 10:59 PM Re: Load distributing hitches [Re: medic8r]
Adrian Offline
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Originally Posted By: medic8r
Grunt and I have been pumping up at the gym; let us pull it for you!

shocked

Originally Posted By: MarkSJohnson
Adrian, hang an Olive Garden bread stick in front of JP....

That sounds like it might work.

Originally Posted By: medic8r
That's not a nice way to talk about Mrs. Sirquack.

Randy's so gonna beat you over the head with a ciabatta loaf for that one.
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#343715 - 03/31/11 08:35 AM Re: Load distributing hitches [Re: Adrian]
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Looks like I scared off the serious replies.

You're welcome.
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#343730 - 03/31/11 02:31 PM Re: Load distributing hitches [Re: medic8r]
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A: Have you considered an in-bed hitch? When I (mistakenly) lived in rural AZ, the ranchers with the really big horse/livestock trailers seemed to prefer those.

Sorry to be the first serious reply. I didn't mean it.
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#343733 - 03/31/11 02:51 PM Re: Load distributing hitches [Re: BobKay]
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Man o' man.....are you guys serious? Bob, or whatever he calls himself today, gives me the first serious response?

I considered a gooseneck but decided against it for a couple of reasons(prefer the added space for junk in the pick-up bed and don't really want to butcher the body/bed of my truck). I do think goosenecks are better though.
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#343748 - 03/31/11 05:26 PM Re: Load distributing hitches [Re: Adrian]
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Originally Posted By: Adrian
I considered a gooseneck but decided against it for a couple of reasons(prefer the added space for junk in the pick-up bed and don't really want to butcher the body/bed of my truck). I do think goosenecks are better though.


They didn't call them goosenecks on the AZ/Mex border. Maybe because they would have had to call them Greater Sand Hill Crane necks?

And you may all call me "Bob." My new name is for newcomers only.

Until I get bored with it. Then I'll also re-start taking those meds. Or re-start and re-think? He doesn't know yet.
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#343749 - 03/31/11 05:30 PM Re: Load distributing hitches [Re: BobKay]
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Again, sorry. Kinda

Seriously, everytime I see it come up on a new post it still surprises me. And I laugh. Then, I see His paws WITH that word, and I laugh some more.
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