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Bugman1960
Posted 2017-09-03 6:30 PM (#170491)
Subject: Hitch extensions


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I want to put a cabover camper in the bed of my truck and pull my little horse trailer. I need to extend the ball mount about 18 inches. Is this possible ? Thanks for your opinions .
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RustyScupper
Posted 2017-09-07 8:53 AM (#170506 - in reply to #170491)
Subject: RE: Hitch extensions


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I would be concerned with moving the weight 18" farther off of the back axle. Doing so would act like a lever and could cause the front end to be squirrely/light.  The more weight the bigger effect.  No physics major but not sure if I would do it.
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jmey1820
Posted 2017-09-09 4:37 PM (#170606 - in reply to #170491)
Subject: RE: Hitch extensions



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We knew people we trail rode with years ago that did it. I think they were closer to a two foot extension but they also had custom made sway/weight distribution bars that ran between the truck frame and trailer. They hauled a stock trailer with two horses all over Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky and ultimately hauled it to Florida when they moved there and never had a problem. So it can be done but I wouldn't without the sway bars.
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Bugman1960
Posted 2017-09-12 8:27 PM (#170616 - in reply to #170491)
Subject: RE: Hitch extensions


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thank you for the information
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