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Old 09-20-2016, 12:30 AM   #11
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With the hitch on and truck loaded as normal towing including all passengers but without the TT. Then you can calculate the exact weight of your entire trailer correctly and the actual tongue weight.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:34 AM   #12
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I just readjusted mine for a new 3/4 ton truck that sits high in the rear. I made sure that the ball height matched the trailer coupler height with the trailer level before hitching anything up. It took a longer shank. I only worried about the front wheel measurements per some of the equalizer videos. Yes, the front only moves like 3/4", but it needs to go back at least half way. Truck is still higher in the rear, but the trailer is within 1" of level, nose down. Tows great now, it was porpoising and swaying before.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:37 PM   #13
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I have one question. I will head to scales before my next trip. Just wondering when they say weigh/measure tv by its self, is that with the WD hith on the tv or nothing at all? The hitch its self is a hundred lbs hanging off the back.
I think you said Colorado. When I looked at those they all had passenger car tires and not really tough ones at that. If you are going to pull much and as much as you are FEELING IT NOW,i think that you will really like the handling improvement with some really tough stiff tires on at least the rear of your TV. I used to pull a 23 ,TH, empty, with my "3/4 TON" CHEVY VAN. With the big, so called SUV VAN tires --- still P tires. I was all over the lane. I was legal, but way way too mushie.LT, LR-Es on the van and it was a massive improvement.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:56 PM   #14
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I use the plastic pads on my Equalizer hitch but am still evaluating them. I don't notice any sway with them, or without them. I installed them to quiet down the hitch but can't it has helped that any. It still squeals on turns. I tried dry lube, that didn't help. I'm trying silicon spray this weekend. If they are still noisy I will likely remove them.
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Old 09-21-2016, 12:09 PM   #15
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I think you said Colorado. When I looked at those they all had passenger car tires and not really tough ones at that. If you are going to pull much and as much as you are FEELING IT NOW,i think that you will really like the handling improvement with some really tough stiff tires on at least the rear of your TV. I used to pull a 23 ,TH, empty, with my "3/4 TON" CHEVY VAN. With the big, so called SUV VAN tires --- still P tires. I was all over the lane. I was legal, but way way too mushie.LT, LR-Es on the van and it was a massive improvement.
I have the Canyon with the AT package aka z71. It has goodyear wrangler all terrain tires. Not going to switch tires yet but the trailers tires varied between 40 to 42 psi and have a max of 50psi. You would thing think the dealer would have checked them. I'm going to fill them up and bring my tv tires closer to max psi which i believe is 42 so i will bring them to 40. Right now they are at 35ps. Then see how it feels. It should be much better.
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