Originally Posted by FreedomTracker
Sounds like you are getting close... I recently called Fastway and they recommended more spacers (start with 4 or 5) with a truck b/c of the longer wheelbase vs. SUV. They are very helpful.
I'm sure you're reading the E2 manual (esp. page 15) carefully as you make adjustments.... trying to ensure front measures same or slightly less and rear is slightly lower than when unloaded.
I'm also readjusting due to switching TV's. Right before my next trip, I will take a final measurement "B" to see if rear is also b/t "A" and "C" coupled but w/out WD. I also ended up replacing the shank as the std shank was not long enough even in the lowest position... this need varies by TV/TT but is an addional option if needed to ensure ball at proper ht.
Fastway was very helpful, called me back right away. I told him what I did and he said that I did the right thing and believes that having four spacers is the correct choice due to having have 5.5 ft bed, even though it is a crew cab.
I explained to him how tough of a time I had getting the bars on the brackets and he explained it was from too many spacers and he also said that I probably should have went with the 600 lb bars not the 800.
I explained to him I was not fully loaded and also I haul quite a bit in the bed, including a motorcycle at times.
He then said then absolutely the 800 lb bars are helpful because they will help in keeping the weight distributed across the truck when loaded.
He said (and there was debate about this in a thread I posted earlier) that payload does have direct effect on tongue weight and Vice Versa. So by getting the 800 lb bars it will help.