Towing 8K lb trailer, Air Bags w/Cradles or WDH?

Which setup would you/do you use?

Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH) Only
5
36%
Cradles and Airlift Airbags w/Internal Jounce Bumper
0
No votes
All of the above
9
64%
 
Total votes: 14

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Re: Towing 8K lb trailer, Air Bags w/Cradles or WDH?

Post by Mule007 » Sun Mar 28, 2021 9:24 am

I was in commercial construction & used to tow a concrete form trailer before I retired. Heavier loads. Just never changed after retirement. Don’t use them if off road other than gravel mainlines so never felt the need.
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Re: Towing 8K lb trailer, Air Bags w/Cradles or WDH?

Post by pdavey » Wed Mar 31, 2021 3:10 pm

Mule007 wrote:I was in commercial construction & used to tow a concrete form trailer before I retired. Heavier loads. Just never changed after retirement. Don’t use them if off road other than gravel mainlines so never felt the need.
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