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Old 10-29-2010, 05:52 PM   #11
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You so easily forgot to mention what your TV is? So any comments are purely conjecture. Please provide some acurate information if you want a good answer.

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Old 10-29-2010, 08:19 PM   #12
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New shocks or air bags will definitely help, but I question whether your new trailer's pin weight may be significantly different than your old trailer, especially if you say the pin configuration is different.

A change in pin weight may be causing an adverse effect on how well your truck rides. I noticed with my trailer that just traveling with an empty vs. full water tank has a significant difference on bouncing. You might want to check the scales first before you go invest money on high end shocks or air bags. Shifting weight around in the trailer is free!

I'm sure someone else can chime in to correct me, but I think the pin weight ratio should be between 10-15% of trailer weight?
I dont know about other manufacturers, tho I am going to assume they are similar, but Ford recomends 15% to 25% of 5th wheel weight be on the pin.

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Old 10-30-2010, 06:31 AM   #13
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Everything I have read says 15-25% pin weight.

Here is the calculator:

Fifth Wheel Weight Calculator

Optimum is 20% for the best towing.

Your tiny photo of your rig seems to indictate your pickup is a bit "down on the rear" with the pin weight you have. Without knowing what the TV is and it's rear axle load capability, its hard to give you a good answer.

From the photo only, my money is on "You are overloaded" and the bounce is the camper driving your truck.


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