In defense of my previous posts, he is a synopsis of this thread, which was spun off of a sister thread to keep that thread on topic.
In post #3, OC posted to my question (post #2) on “How does that affect weight distributing and trailer sway ??”
in my question to post #1 "Another option is to get some air bags in the rear of truck."
regarding sway control and weight distributing from the sister thread.
Originally Posted by OldCoot
By raising the rear of the truck which will automatically put more wt on the front.
My reply in post #4:
You are saying that by raising the rear of a truck, that distributes more of the trailer tongue weight to the front of the truck ?? How could that be, and just how much weight would it transfer if it is indeed possible ??
Raising the pivot point (rear axle) does nothing to distribute trailer tongue weight to the front axles, unless it would be the tiny sliver of truck above the axle that is moved in front of the axle by raising the truck."
So far, there has been no mention of using WDH in the replies.
Not sure what Post #5 refers to, whether just air bags or a WDH.
In post #6, OC responds to my post #4:
"It also raises the wdh hitch, therefore increasing the wt transfer, but I will bow to your expertise as what I've actually experienced was all imaginary. Have a nice summer."
With that post, now a WDH is introduced into the mix. A WDH was mentioned in the 1st post, but my original in question in post #2 was only about air bags.
So now, let’s talk about raising the rear of a truck with air bags while using a WDH. Raising the rear of a tow vehicle while using a WDH will actually take weight off of the front axle of the tow vehicle. That is why we need to need to raise the rear of the truck with the tongue trailer tongue jack to get the spring bars in place…..it relieves the tension on the spring bars. Going through a dip causes more weight to be distributed to the tow vehicle front axle. Going over a hill in the road will take weight off of the front axle……..the same geometry as raising the rear end with air bags while using a WDH.
Brother Les’ post #7 response to my post #5 refers to a WDH, while I was referring to air bags.
Confused yet ??