Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-16-2016, 10:08 PM   #41
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 1,562
The link plates bend like that when over torqued. It looks like you are going to need new ones if they are all that bent.


2010 F250 5.4L 3.73
2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
Equal-i-zer 4pt 12K
__________________

__________________

2011 Flagstaff 831FKBSS
2010 F250 4X4 5.4L 3.73 LS
EQUALIZER E4 1200/12000
lbrjet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 09:04 PM   #42
Site Team
 
Platokidd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Home of the 2016 WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS CHICAGO CUBS
Posts: 5,979
Quote:
Originally Posted by Too Tall View Post
So my question is this, (I have a husky weight distribution hitch with the round bars and the chains.) When you transfer weight from the tongue to the vehicle drive axle, are you also transferring weight back to the trailer axles? This is something I really don't want to do as my axle load is already where I want it. I have a 860 pounds of tongue weight which I can easily handle on the TV. I don't want to transfer any of that back to my trailer axle if possible.
The idea is to distribute the load of the trailer evenly to the entire tow vehicle and trailer wheels. ..
__________________

__________________

2014 LaCrosse 323RST-TE-C
2009 CHEVY 2500HD Silverado Z71
2016- 92 nights of camping
Platokidd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 09:23 PM   #43
Senior Member
 
Bluepill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Pensacola, FL
Posts: 662
Excerpt:

A weight distribution system is important because it eases the situation by spreading some of that increased tongue weight off the rear axle of the tow vehicle and onto the front axle, as well as the axle (or axles) of the trailer. With that leverage, everything balances out and driving performance increases dramatically.


From Here:

Purpose of Towing Weight Distribution Systems - How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work | HowStuffWorks
__________________
2015 T12RBST Flagstaff Hardside
2008 Itasca Meridian 37H
Bluepill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2016, 11:20 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
Too Tall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 811
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluepill View Post
Excerpt:

A weight distribution system is important because it eases the situation by spreading some of that increased tongue weight off the rear axle of the tow vehicle and onto the front axle, as well as the axle (or axles) of the trailer. With that leverage, everything balances out and driving performance increases dramatically.


From Here:

Purpose of Towing Weight Distribution Systems - How Towing Weight Distribution Systems Work | HowStuffWorks
Thanks, that's great info.
__________________
Rockwood 2104S, 2014 Ram 2500 Diesel.
USMC 68 -70
Too Tall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2016, 01:42 PM   #45
Member
 
Robs1968's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by dave16509 View Post
I have a 2011 frontier sv cc and am considering selling my popup and going with a rockwood mini lite 2109s.do you ever feel underpowered? need more truck or less camper.

We have a 2014 Frontier and tow a Roo 21DK with no problem


Sent from my iPhone using Forest River Forums
__________________
Robs1968 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2016, 04:02 PM   #46
Ambassador
 
Ken K.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 225
I towed a 2502ks mini lite it grossed at 6500lbs with a v6 Tacoma. I used a Equalizer II with 1200 lb trunnions. I towed it 375 to 400 miles one way with no issues other than frequent stops for fuel. I also had to adjust the WDH after installation. That first trip was a white knuckler for sure. After making adjustments it was completely different. I will never ever trust someone else to set up my rig again. You drive it, it's your responsibility to make sure it's roadworthy.
__________________
2016 Ford F250 Crew Cab 6.2 L w/Ride Rite Air Leveling System.
2015 Rockwood Mini Lite 2502KS

Ken K. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2016, 01:27 PM   #47
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 9
The more I read the more i am sure mine is not set up as well. I have a 2017 grey wolf and about flattened the right side drag bar. Plenty of truck to pull it but I think the way they set it up I was hanging low in the back for sure. Great thread here. Look forward to more comments.
__________________
akhenaton22 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2016, 09:07 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
Too Tall's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 811
It definitely can be a challenge to get it right. The key for me was getting enough drop to level the trailer. I've got it now however. You can see my camper and truck in this short video that it's level. I'm a little heavy on the rear of the truck but can't go down anymore on the shank. IMO, it's just about perfect. Skip forward to my truck. https://youtu.be/lQZELcg6B-A
__________________
Rockwood 2104S, 2014 Ram 2500 Diesel.
USMC 68 -70
Too Tall is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2016, 08:27 AM   #49
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 7
Thank you all for the great info posted here. I'm going through some of the same issues and have found a lot of great info in these threads. We went from a 29BH with one slide to a 32 BHDS that is easily a foot taller and 1,000 lb heavier. Dealer set up the hitch and kid looked about 20. "Yep looks level". With the 29 I really barely knew it was back there. With the 32, it was white knuckle until I raised the Equalizer L bracket one notch. Now it's more stable but the nose of the TT sits up a little, which I think is why I now get a push from cars passing me while before it was just trucks and wind. I'm looking for a scale but in the meantime I'm going to measure everything per the instruction book and probably lower my ball one notch. EQ bars aren't perpendicular with trailer frame either. So, moral is as many have stated, get to know your hitch sooner rather than later and do it yourself.
Thanks to all who have posted previously.
__________________
2008 2500 Suburban
2016 Surveyor 32 BHDS
fiveweight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2016, 06:38 AM   #50
Coachman 312BHDS
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Southern Missouri - Ozarks
Posts: 224
I went through this exact same scenario with the initial dealer WDH setup. If there is a negative to raising the L-brackets- it is putting the sway bars on higher but do it anyways. I use an extra couple of 2x6's under the bottom of the electric jack to help raise it a bit higher. It is a relaxing drive/tow now. Solid tracking and zero sway.
__________________

__________________
2016 Coachmen Freedom Express Liberty Edition 312BHDS (37')
2014 F150 Lariat 3.5 V6 Eco Screw max tow - Century hard cap - Husky Centerline TS WDH
tbln930 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
dealer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:15 PM.