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Old 07-05-2014, 01:44 AM   #31
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As others have said you are nose high on the trailer and have too much squat on the truck. The problem is I don't think you can go any lower on your drop shank. They gave you too short of a drop to get the tt level (you want to be level or slightly nose down, never nose high). Next you need to transfer more weight to the front of the truck. This thread might help you better understand how to fix this issue.

In terms of loading stuff in the truck. As long as you aren't overloaded on payload you should be fine. We used to put bikes in the bed of the truck all the time when we had a tt. There are two camps on putting bikes on the rear of the tt. Some say no problem, others will tell you your bumper will fail and the bikes will be lost. We chose not to take the chance.

Once you get our hitch dialed in better you can decide whether or not you need to add an additional friction sway bar or two.
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Old 07-05-2014, 02:12 AM   #32
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I cannot really tell by looking at these pics if the nose of the trailer is too high or not as I can't see the entire trailer. It does have that appearance, but the trailer has a body that angles up in the front and exposes the frame/tongue of the trailer giving it the appearance that it is nose high. Perhaps a pick the shows the entire truck and trailer would help me see that.

One thing I do see though is that the bars mounted to the frame of the trailer the WDH bars connect to appear to have a slight forward angle to them. I would think these should be completely perpendicular and square to the trailer frame so the the sway bars are making as much contact with them as possible. Maybe not necessary, but it could have an impact overall ???
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:39 AM   #33
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I agree with QCCowboy, cant tell if the unit's level or not.

2014 Puma 35ft with 3 slides...Just looking Puma's on line in that size push the tongue weight of the hitch. Hitch Weight: 879 lbs. Bet the weight is way more then mfg spec.Mine was 200lbs plus over before gear at the Cat Scales.
Imo you could be under hitched to start with. I would tell my dealer how dangerous it is to tow and hitch trade up to the 4 point. (10k ,12k or 14k) Assuming your trucks suspension is in good shape.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:01 AM   #34
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Greetings, I pull a 27ft Wildwood TT with a 1997 Ford F250. My set up is a Weight distribution hitch system and 1 anti sway bar (friction). this really does a fine job. I see from one of the pictures that you truck is low and not straight with your TT. this is probably causing some of the instability and bouncing. I will post pictures of my set up and see if it helps.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:33 AM   #35
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Here is picture of my TT and TV at Yosemite.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:53 PM   #36
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Thanks for everyone's help and idea's, tomorrow is my day off and I'm going to hook up the camper and pull it to level ground and take some full view photo's of truck and camper, also going to copy /paste some of the advice we were given and take to our local RV dealer and see if they can help me out on this, I am not mechanically inclined AT ALL...... as far as pulling the trailer to Tn from home (Iowa) I think we're going to pass this year til I feel more comfortable with the unit. We are camping 40 miles away this coming weekend and hoping to see a huge difference, again I thank everyone and will let you know what we find out
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:06 PM   #37
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When you are on the level ground take some time and go through the hitch installation measurements. This will tell you right away what type of adjustments you need to make or eliminate the hitch setup as the problem. It is all in the installation manual and isn't very complicated to do.
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Old 07-06-2014, 08:48 PM   #38
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I know when you take truck measurements from the top of each wheel well (front & rear) to the ground and compare them when you have your TT all hooked up you will have a clue the to what's going on. If measurements on both front & rear drop close to the same things are looking good. But if not, start looking at all the adjustments needed to get it there. I started pulling a 26' TT with a Mercury Mountaineer and couldn't get past 40 MPH. In a short I was cruising 65-70 all day long. My trick was to keep the truck at the same level empty and all loaded fully hooked up. Good luck!!!
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Quick question, when you have the heavy swaying going is your fresh water tank or any of the other tanks full or empty?
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Quick question, when you have the heavy swaying going is your fresh water tank or any of the other tanks full or empty?
I kept mine empty because it was in the front of the TT & was max'd out.
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