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Old 08-25-2017, 03:51 PM   #121
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I had to adjust mine. When we first hooked up at dealer the chains were at an angle to the rear of the trailer. The next day at home I went to adjust it and found my passenger chain mount was too far back moved it forward. Then went to drive side and the mount was too far forward and I noticed it had been sliding on the frame. They never tightens it down all the way. So after my adjustments it sat great. Glad it did t decide to fall off.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:13 PM   #122
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Just picked up my new Salem. Brought my own tools to install and set up my WDH. The tech was watching so I purposely skipped a step and he caught it. Kudos to Family RV in SoCal. And a great deal too.
All TT owners should read this tread. I see SO many trailer owners hook with full weight on the bumper then tighten the WDH and think they have it right.
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:30 PM   #123
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Just curious as to what you do when you set up your WDH with a full tank of gas...say... 40 gals for big truck at approx...320 lbs, then you drive to a 1/4 tank...now your at 80 lbs on the truck and then you decide to fill you FWT before you get to the campground... lets say 300lbs on the trailer now...50 miles away and figure you'll get gas after you set up. Do you go to a CAT scale first ? or is it the assumption that once you set it up...no matter how you distribute additional weight...it doesn't matter ?
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Old 11-06-2017, 01:25 PM   #124
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Just curious as to what you do when you set up your WDH with a full tank of gas...say... 40 gals for big truck at approx...320 lbs, then you drive to a 1/4 tank...now your at 80 lbs on the truck and then you decide to fill you FWT before you get to the campground... lets say 300lbs on the trailer now...50 miles away and figure you'll get gas after you set up. Do you go to a CAT scale first ? or is it the assumption that once you set it up...no matter how you distribute additional weight...it doesn't matter ?
I just saw this. While transferring my wdh from my half ton to my new one ton I had an idea about this exact scenario. I'm going to do a video about it. I believe that the proper use of a WDH reduces the sensitivity to additional weight added to the truck or trailer. I'll post my results.
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I also had a thought about the instructions for my wdh. The first part requires putting all the trailer tongue weight on the truck and measuring the front and rear heights. I think this has a possible flaw in that if the suspension bottoms out on the bump stops the measurements will not be correct and you will be under transferring. The OEM manual method for my Equalizer will only work correctly if the truck's suspension can support the entire tongue weight of the trailer without bottoming out onto the stops.
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:16 PM   #126
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I also had a thought about the instructions for my wdh. The first part requires putting all the trailer tongue weight on the truck and measuring the front and rear heights. I think this has a possible flaw in that if the suspension bottoms out on the bump stops the measurements will not be correct and you will be under transferring. The OEM manual method for my Equalizer will only work correctly if the truck's suspension can support the entire tongue weight of the trailer without bottoming out onto the stops.
All the information on this tread is informative and interesting. There is however something A LOT of campers forget. At a campsite a while back I watched about 5 TT hitched to leave. Every one of them dropped the trailer on the hitch ball then locked down the WDH. This makes your WDH useless. Bring the trailer up locked on the ball, then lock in the WDH. I never used a scale (though it would be nice) but your load may change from trip to trip or even from starting your trip to leaving. If I never set up a hitch and read all this info., I would probably be confused. Stay in your weight limits and follow the instructions. Many informative videos out there.
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I also had a thought about the instructions for my wdh. The first part requires putting all the trailer tongue weight on the truck and measuring the front and rear heights. I think this has a possible flaw in that if the suspension bottoms out on the bump stops the measurements will not be correct and you will be under transferring. The OEM manual method for my Equalizer will only work correctly if the truck's suspension can support the entire tongue weight of the trailer without bottoming out onto the stops.
Measure BEFORE you put the weight on. This will give you a measurement to shoot for after adjustments
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