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Old 08-18-2016, 08:07 PM   #1
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Help fix my white knuckles!!!

Sorry for the long post but here it goes....Just purchased a 2017 Salem 27RKSS pulling with a 2015 Nissan Titan with a 9300# towing capacity. I have a brake box installed and am using a Fastway e2 hitch. The dealer set up the hitch and put his "best guy" on it lol. I have experience pulling trailers so I know how they should feel. We took our camper out for the first time and it worked me to death,could not safely go over 50 mph without getting a lot of sway and bounce. My truck weight with me and my wife and a full tank of gas not with the camper was front axle 3320# and rear axle 2700#. Today with camper attached, me and the wife, two fur babies 70# each in the back seat, and maybe 250# of stuff in the bed of the truck with almost all of it in front of the rear axle my weight was front axle 3080# and rear axle 4080#. The trailer axles are 6160# and GVW was 13,320 with is about 1880# below my trucks ability. So my question is if the WDH is set up properly shouldn't the front axle weight increase? With the above weights, after hooking to the camper my front axle weighed 240# less but my rear axle was 1380# heavier. Just wanting to confirm what I think I know before I go back to the dealer to have a um...conversation. Oh, and thanks in advance for you help and input.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:12 PM   #2
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I'm not a fan of the E2 for trailers of your length and longer.
IMHO, you should have asked the dealer for the more capable 4pt Equal-i-zer.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:26 PM   #3
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I'm not a fan of the E2 for trailers of your length and longer.
IMHO, you should have asked the dealer for the more capable 4pt Equal-i-zer.

I traded a pop up in and he exchanged the bars from it for this one and did the installation for free. Kind of odd, I asked about buying the equalizer hitch and he told me to not spend the money. Never seen a dealer that didn't want a parts sale.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:37 PM   #4
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I don't think there is anything expressly wrong with the e2 hitch. I got one as part of the deal when we bought our TT and towed over 4,500 miles in 15 days on our first big trip last year. It performed well but I could not stand the squeaking and squawking in turns and when backing up.

You did not say how it towed when taking it home from the dealer. I suspect that if this is your first camping trip, you have added things (weight) to places in the truck and the TT that were not accounted for when the hitch was set up at the dealer and some adjustments may have to be made.

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That's a lot of trailer for that truck, way to heavy for a 1/2 ton IMO.
I am assuming you have the king cab if it has the 9300lb towing capacity? (If not it's only 7600lbs)
Does it have LT or P series tires on the Titan? LT tires will help with the sway, along with getting your hitch setup a little better.
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It didn't tow very well coming home from the dealer. They set it up with all tanks full while doing the PDI. I emptied the tanks and put in very little stuff for this trip, well under 500#. Here is a picture of it, just looks like the front is high, what do y'all think?

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That Titan has the Pro4x package?
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That Titan has the Pro4x package?

No, 4x4 with big tow package but not the Pro4x.
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The front of the truck looks very light in the picture
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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.
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