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Old 08-18-2016, 09:19 PM   #11
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Sorry, you are in 3/4 ton territory with that trailer. A equalizer 4 point will help but the tail will keep waging the dog.

I appreciate your input on the 3/4 vs 1/2 truck. But what is your opinion on the hitch set up? Do the numbers I posted above look correct? Does the front end look to high in the picture?
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:29 PM   #12
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Hope this helps. I'm towing 9,000 with 1,200 tung weight and its 2006 Titan.
I use equalizer 4 point. Self modified friction sway , and air bags ... Truck does good, wish I had more but I am content with these mods. Be glad to share more info if you want, let me know...Click image for larger version

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Old 08-18-2016, 09:31 PM   #13
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by your numbers it looks to me like your are not distributing enough weight to the front axle of the truck. not sure of your rear axle capacity but I 4080 is alot on a half to rear end.

i would be concerned about that
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I appreciate your input on the 3/4 vs 1/2 truck. But what is your opinion on the hitch set up? Do the numbers I posted above look correct? Does the front end look to high in the picture?
Maybe I'm misunderstanding......but you stated your truck's towing capacity is 9,300 lbs and your tt's GVW is 13,320 lbs. You then stated that made it 1,880 lbs BELOW your trucks capability, which in fact it puts your truck's towing capability UNDER by 4,020 lbs.
Am I missing something?
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:34 PM   #15
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Hope this helps. I'm towing 9,000 with 1,200 tung weight and its 2006 Titan.
I use equalizer 4 point. Self modified friction sway , and air bags ... Truck does good, wish I had more but I am content with these mods. Be glad to share more info if you want, let me know...Attachment 117748Attachment 117749Attachment 117750Attachment 117751


That does help! Thanks for the pictures. I'm well under the 80% cushion as far as tow limit and 1800# below CVWR. As far as power goes I had plenty to spare. Your picture reinforced that my hitch isn't set up correctly.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:35 PM   #16
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I appreciate your input on the 3/4 vs 1/2 truck. But what is your opinion on the hitch set up? Do the numbers I posted above look correct? Does the front end look to high in the picture?
I did not see what size bars you had on the E2. It definitely does not seem like you are transferring enough weight back to the front axle. Yes, your front end looks light. Is the E2 heavy enough to match your rig?
Sorry to blast you with the 1/2 ton vs 3/4 ton right of the bat, we have had this conversation 100's of times and the answer is always the same. Most 1/2 ton guys read the tow ratings and believe they are under, they then try to add air bags to help the rear end sag, go with LT tires, ect... Soon the Anderson hitch guys will chime in and suggest you spend 2K on a newer hitch and the bottom line is always the same. Short wheelbase, 1/2 ton trucks are not ideal for towing trailers over 25'.
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Maybe I'm misunderstanding......but you stated your truck's towing capacity is 9,300 lbs and your tt's GVW is 13,320 lbs. You then stated that made it 1,880 lbs BELOW your trucks capability, which in fact it puts your truck's towing capability UNDER by 4,020 lbs.

Am I missing something?

Maybe I said it wrong. Towing capacity is 9300# for my truck. Combined weight rating (truck and trailer combined) is 15,200. My camper GVWR is 7700# and weighed today together my CVW was 13,320. So that puts me 1600# below tow rating and 1880# below CWR.
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Maybe I said it wrong. Towing capacity is 9300# for my truck. Combined weight rating (truck and trailer combined) is 15,200. My camper GVWR is 7700# and weighed today together my CVW was 13,320. So that puts me 1600# below tow rating and 1880# below CWR.
Okay....gotcha. Sounds like the set up on your hitch needs to be re-done or maybe a different hitch.
Wish I could help you with your hitch set up, but I am not familiar with the Fastway E2 Hitch.
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I did not see what size bars you had on the E2. It definitely does not seem like you are transferring enough weight back to the front axle. Yes, your front end looks light. Is the E2 heavy enough to match your rig?

Sorry to blast you with the 1/2 ton vs 3/4 ton right of the bat, we have had this conversation 100's of times and the answer is always the same. Most 1/2 ton guys read the tow ratings and believe they are under, they then try to add air bags to help the rear end sag, go with LT tires, ect... Soon the Anderson hitch guys will chime in and suggest you spend 2K on a newer hitch and the bottom line is always the same. Short wheelbase, 1/2 ton trucks are not ideal for towing trailers over 25'.

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I completely understand about the length issue, I discussed that with myself several times before pulling the trigger on this camper. I know I will always have to drive very conservatively with a trailer that long. And I also understand this will not pull like my pop up and I think once I get everything set up that I will be able to safely drive over 50 mph. I was just looking for input to make sure that it isn't set up properly so I don't waste my time tweaking something that isn't going to get better.
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Old 08-18-2016, 09:50 PM   #20
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by your numbers it looks to me like your are not distributing enough weight to the front axle of the truck. not sure of your rear axle capacity but I 4080 is alot on a half to rear end.

i would be concerned about that

My rear axle is actually rated for 4200#. I am closer than I like but I'm thinking if I adjust my WDH that should decrease some. Am I wrong in that thought?
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