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WD Hitch and Battery Box
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February 1, 2019
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teamcurtis
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I just purchased a 2018 Retro 177se and I’m getting it all set up for our first weekend.

I bought the Husky Centerline ST weight distribution hitch with sway control and I began mocking it up for install today.

Few issues i see already

1 – The front A frame has very little spacing and I dont see how i am going to get dual 6V batteries mounted without changing alot of layout.  Has anyone accomplished this with a WD hitch?  I have the long battery box and without the mounts for the hitch it would work. Maybe a back to back square box and trim the propane covers?

https://www.etrailer.com/Weight-Distribution/Husky/HT32218.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA-c_iBRChARIsAGCOpB1IeSTcLJTtPL6OlW85jQlfGUQS1YvcBdTvOSZ7xK6y8ebdCi3MEG8aAu3WEALw_wcB

2 – This hitch seems like it will be VERY low to the ground and I’m already have clearance issues. Is anyone else out there using this set up?

February 16, 2019
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These trailers come extremely low to the ground from the factory (cosmetic reason). I had to install a custom 3″ lift just to get out of my driveway without dragging on the ground. Most weight distribution hitches hang below the tongue causing more clearance issues. I would look into getting a custom lift put on your trailer. It was the best mod I’ve done so far. 

 

https://whitewaterretro.com/forum/retro-upgrades/riverside-rv-white-water-retro-custom-lift-3/

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