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    Quote Originally Posted by suntan View Post
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    I sold my trailer and am selling my truck. Bought a giant tent instead. Gonna backcountry.

    Jesus that propride is expensive.
    Good on you. I can't wait until my daughter is big enough to hike 4+ hours into camp sites. So much less douchbagery out there.

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    I have a blue ox and it was a total game changer from my old school,Reese/ curt.

    It is worth every penny .

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    The blue ox "swaypro" is funny to me. Looks same as all the other "bar and chain" WDH options, but it has an excellent reputation. Can't figure out if it's just better made than the cheap brands like curt, or if it truly functions better somehow. Can't imagine how it could control sway any better, since it's still that chain which can wobble freely. Don't get me wrong, I assume most people don't need more than a good WDH to control sway "good enough". That's all I've used, although sometimes I wonder . . .

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    I feel like WD hitches are like tires. Unless you're trying the exact setup, it's an almost useless comparison.

    "These tires are way better than X brand I had before on my different vehicle that had 1/32 left on the tread when I sold it"

    "Blue Ox is way better, even though the only reason I bought it was because I upgraded my truck from a 2005 with worn suspension to a brand new 2021 with trailer package and trailer sway control"

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    It is really tough to find good comparisons. It's one of the many things I'm grumpy about these days.

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    What grease gun/ grease do you guys use on your bearings?

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    If you have those "easy-lube" bearings or whatever they are called, that is a good way to blow out the back seal and fill your drums with grease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    If you have those "easy-lube" bearings or whatever they are called, that is a good way to blow out the back seal and fill your drums with grease.
    Maybe for the uniniated.

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    You may be smart enough to avoid it. Most of us aren't. I'm sure not. If there's a trick, I'd love to know it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    You may be smart enough to avoid it. Most of us aren't. I'm sure not. If there's a trick, I'd love to know it.
    LPT: Spend 18 years greasing aircraft to gain a professional level feel for being a grease monkey.

    He asked what we use, not what we recommend, lol.

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    Roger that. I have great respect for anyone who's worked long enough at something to gain any kind of "feel". Myself, am monke.

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    Starlink “mobile” coming soon, so you can reliably WFH from your trailer and basically camp all summer long.
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    I feel like WD hitches are like tires. Unless you're trying the exact setup, it's an almost useless comparison.

    "These tires are way better than X brand I had before on my different vehicle that had 1/32 left on the tread when I sold it"

    "Blue Ox is way better, even though the only reason I bought it was because I upgraded my truck from a 2005 with worn suspension to a brand new 2021 with trailer package and trailer sway control"

    In my case, same truck ... same trailer one weekend with Reese , next with blu ox. ....

    Big difference in the way the truck handles the trailer

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    Quote Originally Posted by redline View Post
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    In my case, same truck ... same trailer one weekend with Reese , next with blu ox. ....

    Big difference in the way the truck handles the trailer
    Thanks for an actual comparison! Now in your opinion, is the blue Ox worth the triple pricetag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tik-Tok View Post
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    Thanks for an actual comparison! Now in your opinion, is the blue Ox worth the triple pricetag.
    Yes it is. I have driven through some heavy wind and with the old hitch would have been very hard and the blue ox handled it with ease ... i used that Reese 10 years and thought it was perfect fine, I can’t believe the difference it makes. It makes pulling the trailer so much easier and better.

    I wish I never had a Reese, and blue ox from day 1.

    On all the money I have spent on the trailer this is one of the best

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    When you are charging your battery with a generator, is it better to:
    a) plug the trailer in and let the inverter charge it
    b)use a noco charger between the generator and the battery?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtsniffer View Post
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    When you are charging your battery with a generator, is it better to:
    a) plug the trailer in and let the inverter charge it
    b)use a noco charger between the generator and the battery?
    A - It will probably charge faster most are 40a and will also allow you to use 110v accessories in the process.

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    Actually if you want to dig deep into it, different RV converters have different charging voltages and algorithms, some are better than others. But overall, for a weekend, just plug in the trailer and relax.

    Little more thinking of you are plugged in for a month.
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    I'd be lying if I said I didn't disagree.
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    His name isn't NICEramos.

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    Does anyone know if Costco still sells golf cart batteries? Otherwise any recommendations on good spots to purchase from?

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