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Old 08-19-2013, 07:50 PM   #11
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Pics you say? Okie dokie. It's on the road so I'm pointed a little downhill. But you get the idea.
you need something with sway control built in.
a "equalizer hitch" or better. You will be glad you did!
Needs to be level out for sure.
actually that looks dangerous.

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Old 08-19-2013, 08:35 PM   #12
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You should be able add sway control with the old style friction bars. Depending on weight, you can use two. There are different hitches with sway control that could be more effective.
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Old 08-20-2013, 08:55 AM   #13
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1) Find a new Tech......
2) Watch video on how to level your camper and truck. Take notes.
3) Have all tools needed to adjust ball/hitch, + new pins
4) go to a level drive way, or 'lot' to work at, don't 'guess' on 'level'.
5) unhook camper (in drive) level camper vs level truck.
6) imo raise ball two holes on hitch to begin.
7) follow video info.

imo a added sway bar would be a good investment for you.

imo, running the camper at the angle that it is in is unsafe and as seen is putting way to much pressure on bars/chains/pin. Take your time and make sure that all off the bolts/nut are torqued down tight.

Lifting the front of the camper up (which it needs) will lower the back of the camper (duh) and you will 'drag' more when you get into a few 'high/low' spots. My suggestion if needed would be to add 'drag' wheels' to the back of the camper I-beams (do not attach the wheels to the bumper)
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Old 08-20-2013, 11:42 AM   #14
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It also looks to me like you need to remove the foot from the jack or raise it up higher! It looks like if you were to turn a sharp corner the jack would contact the weight bars and put outward force on them which could cause you to bend the pins! Could just be the angle of the picture but looks way too close to me!
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Old 08-20-2013, 12:08 PM   #15
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It also looks to me like you need to remove the foot from the jack or raise it up higher! It looks like if you were to turn a sharp corner the jack would contact the weight bars and put outward force on them which could cause you to bend the pins! Could just be the angle of the picture but looks way too close to me!

It is the way/angle of the picture that you are looking at. All is well with the 'foot' plate on the Jack. The Jack is in the center of the tongue. The 'lift bars' are on the outside of the tongue. The bars and the foot plate cannot come close to each other. If the driver is cutting a corner that sharp for the foot and bar to 'touch'..... he should not be driving....
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