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Old 05-26-2015, 09:26 AM   #21
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Does the load leveling suspension level when the vehicle isn't running? I would think not, which means setup with the ProPride would be very easy. One of the great things about them is that they use jacks for weight distribution and can be easily adjusted. You can back the TV up to the camper, kill it, lower the trailer, run the jacks up until you have the proper amount of weight transferred and then restart the TV. I THINK this would keep the 2 systems from fighting each other.

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Old 05-26-2015, 09:47 AM   #22
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great try running with that load leveling off if possible. I got a link on the bottom of the "good old rvs" website on wd hitch setup(kinda basic) and/or there is a lot of info here on these boards...

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Old 05-26-2015, 11:51 AM   #23
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Do you have a lot of weight in the back of the camper? That could cause the bucking motion also. Also, I thought the load leveling would keep your truck's back end level when you have are towing. Stupid question but I have to ask. Does your truck have a switch to turn the feature on?
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:11 PM   #24
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Several things. Short wheel base vehicles make lousy tow vehicles. The hitch can be easily adjusted to bring the tow vehicle up to standard height by dropping another link in the spring bar chains. If needed, tip the head down more to gain clearance. I agree the tires are not made for towing and will increase the porpoise effect you are getting. You cannot adjust out the soft sidewall flex.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:12 PM   #25
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Be sure you get tires with a high enough load rating. Very important
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:18 PM   #26
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I'll have the same problem towing with my 2500hd if I jack the weight distribution bars up too much. Try backing down a link and raising the height of your hitch a bit.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:22 PM   #27
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Bucking motion when towing

My rig was "bucking" on my first outing this year. I tightened up one more link on WDH and it went away. I couldn't remember if I needed 2 or 3 links..... turns out it was 3.

I learned more about my setup through this problem. I need to get to a scale to make sure the hitch is setup correctly. I used measurements front and back when I switched vehicles, but maybe I'm not transferring enough weight.

Good luck figuring out your issue.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:23 PM   #28
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You will not get the "best" towing experience with a shorter wheel base vehicle but I do not think there is a need to panic. Better (stiffer sidewall) tires and maybe a WDH hitch upgrade will help, wdh upgrades are not cheap but I think it will suit your set up for safety reason. Your payload and towing capacity seem sufficient so I think it just needs a few tweeks noted above, and then maybe even out loading of the TT to help it even more.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:59 PM   #29
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I think you have too much weight in the rear of your trailer which is lifting the tongue up..??
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:44 PM   #30
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If you have a load leveling suspension, why is the rear of your TV still lower that the front? A couple of things to consider. Is your Navigator a short or long wheelbase version? If it is a short wheelbase, you are pulling a pretty long trailer for a short wheelbase TV. The tail can wag the dog pretty easily with that situation. As someone else suggested, I would start over and adjust you WD hitch again. If you can disable your load leveling suspension when you do that, you will get a better idea if the weight transfer to the truck is okay because the truck and trailer should both be close to level if done correctly. You might also check tire pressure in both vehicles. If the trailer tires are over inflated for the trailer weight, the trailer can start bouncing when running on a road with uneven expansion joints.

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