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Old 06-18-2014, 04:20 PM   #11
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I run our system on the 8th chain link
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Old 06-18-2014, 04:28 PM   #12
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Which link works for you depends on your specific system. Are the ends of the bars flexed and approximately parallel to the trailer frame? Is the trailer frame approximately parallel to the ground?
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Old 06-18-2014, 07:12 PM   #13
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The best way to find out your tongue weight to match your hitch is to weigh it. Anything else is just a guess and for sure don't go by the mfg sticker rating for anything but a reference. Like I posted before my Lacrosse was around 200lbs to heavy side of what the mfg sticker said.
The mfg weight dont count for propane and any water in your tanks or options. Thats the bare bones weight.

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Old 06-19-2014, 08:51 AM   #14
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Thanks for responses. Both of our trucks are 1 ton crew cabs, 8 ft beds. One Ford and a Dodge. Neither have sway control. When hooked up the trailer is level and with 7 loose links the bars have a good flex in them. It is a bit of a struggle to get them locked into place with the wrench. There is a lot of pressure on the bars. Blue ox suggests that I raise the tongue up more to make it easier.
Blue Ox didn't seemed to concerned about the pin missing. Just wondering if it happens often? They are sending me a kit. The pins are not very long and they just fit into the bars by maybe a 1/2 inch. There is a grove in them that the spring clips go into. The springs won't let them go all the way down, but they do hold them in place, that's why I'm wondering how the pin came out. The spring clip are still there.
As far as the creaking is concerned, it didn't do it all the other times backing up or going forward. It might have been because the pin was missing and the bar was moving, with all the tension on it.
We will see tomorrow. It's going up to our campground. I made a pin, just in case the new one doesn't get here in time.
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We just barely made it up to the campground. I was following my son and the trailer was all over the road. He went from the slow lane out halfway into the middle lane, going up a hill. He said that even small trucks was sucking him in. I'm going to give Blue Ox a call. I don't need a trailer sitting at the campground, because nobody wants to tow it. I'm going to look in to a different hitch also. I know you guys aren't having a problem, but this just sucks.
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May be a problem with the axle alignments or wheel bearings on the TT?
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May be a problem with the axle alignments or wheel bearings on the TT?
It's a brand new trailer, but one never knows.
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Old 06-26-2014, 12:29 PM   #18
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It's a long shot but, something to think of.
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That lacrosse should tow like a dream, mine does with a 2500HD and 14k equalizer.

Is the truck at stock height in the front when hooked up and the rear close to stock?
Hope you figure it out.
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That lacrosse should tow like a dream, mine does with a 2500HD and 14k equalizer.

Is the truck at stock height in the front when hooked up and the rear close to stock?
Hope you figure it out.
Both trucks are stock 1 ton, F350 and 3500 Dodge. Everything looks level when hooked up. I drove tractoe trailers for 17 years in all kinds of weather and 3 5vers. This TT scares the stuffing out of me. I'm glad to hear yours tow well. I put a call into the people I bought the hitch from. I'm going to try to exchange it for a Reese with the sway control.
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