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Old 09-27-2009, 09:53 PM   #1
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I am wondering how these are attached as they seem to HEAVY for me to lift!
Are they something that needs to be hauled out of my garage every time I want to use them or are they permanently attached to the camper?
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Old 09-27-2009, 10:05 PM   #2
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The part that is heavy is the part the slides into the receiver on your car.

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I am wondering how these are attached as they seem to HEAVY for me to lift!
Are they something that needs to be hauled out of my garage every time I want to use them or are they permanently attached to the camper?
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Old 09-28-2009, 10:42 AM   #3
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Karalyn, you could leave the heavy part (hitch head) on your car during towing season, removing the light weight arms for every use. I am sure you would want to take the head off the car when not towing season.
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Old 09-30-2009, 10:02 AM   #4
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I would recommend against leaving the heavy part attached to the tow vehicle when driving without a trailer. It sticks out pretty far, is ugly, might interfere with your tailgate, etc. I can imagine some interesting parking-lot accidents, too.

By the way, if you are not used to lifting heavy loads, learn how to do so BEFORE you screw up your back.
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:36 PM   #5
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HOW HEAVY?
I thought that WDH looked heavy!
My back is bad now. About what weight will I be struggling with?
Maybe I can not do it on my own
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:50 PM   #6
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I'm sure Gina will pop in before too long. She needed to add a WDH to her setup match for the Burro/Jeep Liberty. She does fine and she's a petite gal. Here's the topic and a pic:
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Old 10-04-2009, 10:34 AM   #7
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HOW HEAVY?
I thought that WDH looked heavy!
My back is bad now. About what weight will I be struggling with?
Maybe I can not do it on my own
I just investigated for you. Mine is a bit under 40 pounds, but, with planning, I can slide it around the driveway, and lift parts of it at a time. I never needed more than two fingers and a thumb to lift it into place.

I will be hitching up next Thursday. If you can wait that long, I'll post a photo-essay.
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