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Old 02-12-2021, 12:13 PM   #21
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I've attached photos of our extender, just feel free to ignore the cant of our hitch, we just got a new anti-sway bar setup and it's needing adjustment however, we've put MANY miles on our Scamp without a WD/anti-sway hitch and just the extender, no problems other than on-coming traffic being angry about the LED headlights, understandably. However, we also towed without the extension, and it feels exactly the same to us.
It sounds like the headlights were particularly impacted by the additional leverage of the tongue weight applied at the longer distance from the rear axle.

Am I correct that you have not towed extensively with the WDH mounted on the extension? A WDH introduces more forces and stresses than a conventional weight-carrying hitch does. It looks like this arrangement could challenge the receiver and the extension structurally. Personally I would probably not even try it.
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Old 02-12-2021, 01:12 PM   #22
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makes it easier to back doesnt it!
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Old 02-12-2021, 04:53 PM   #23
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our tongue has been extended 12in never saw or had a prblem!
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makes it easier to back doesnt it!
Hey Bob!

Extending the tongue and the coupler location on your trailer tends to lighten the tongue weight and, yeah, it can definitely make it easier to back the trailer without jackknifing.

But, these guys are talking about extending the receiver, which is something different altogether!
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well the geometry would be the same! length to length!
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