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Old 11-07-2015, 08:40 PM   #1
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What to bring WDH

We ordered the pro series WDH and having no experience towing with one of these, what do we to bring when we pickup. Do we need a draw bar and or ball or does the Pro series have everything needed and they just set it up for your truck?
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Old 11-07-2015, 09:04 PM   #2
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You just need a Class III hitch receiver. ETI will set it up.
Once that's done, you might want to write down somewhere, the number of links left hanging.
I keep asking myself, "do I hook on the third link? or do I leave three links hanging?" I'm quite sure I hook on the third and have two links hanging, but wish I had marked the link or written it down in my log.
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You just need a Class III hitch receiver. ETI will set it up.
Once that's done, you might want to write down somewhere, the number of links left hanging.
I keep asking myself, "do I hook on the third link? or do I leave three links hanging?" I'm quite sure I hook on the third and have two links hanging, but wish I had marked the link or written it down in my log.
I paint mine periodically with cheap nail polish from the dollar store. That way there is one less thing for my brain to have to think about.
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Our WDH came from ETI but we did not get it there. We set ours up according to directions and came up with a different number of links than the last owners. Anyone getting one might want to ask how they are arriving at the number of links left loose. And also make sure you know that number. You can, however, always follow the directions and see what you get.
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Reace measured from the underside of the hitch to a board on the ground. Then lowered the trailer on to the ball. Measured again and the hitch had dropped 2 inches.
Once set up, with the chains hooked on #3 link, the measure from the board to the underside of the hitch was the same as the first measure ( no trailer load ).
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Even though I've only ever seen a few
Surf boards, I do remember when they used to say Hanging Ten. I've adapted that to our hitch when I am talking to myself hitching up.
I say "'and next, hanging four" and then go onto the breakaway cable, the chains, and the light cord. Works for me
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Old 11-07-2015, 10:13 PM   #7
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You need to have a trailer brake installed. ETI will keep you updated as your date gets closer about what is required on your part. I installed my trailer brake, mine was plug and play.
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Thanks all, good information. Our Nissan has factory tow package and brake controller, been towing glass for some time, but have never used a WDH. Sounds like ETI will get everything setup with the WDH on the truck.
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As others have said, ETI does it all. Dennis installed the brackets on the trailer tongue, took some measurements, including from the top of the front wheel well on the truck. Then he attached the chains, two links hanging and re-measured the distance from the top of the wheel well to the ground. The truck was level, we've done many thousands of miles since, hands off and no further adjustments have been required.

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Thanks all, good information. Our Nissan has factory tow package and brake controller, been towing glass for some time, but have never used a WDH. Sounds like ETI will get everything setup with the WDH on the truck.
I did bring a locking hitch pin, not required.
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