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Old 12-13-2017, 07:49 AM   #1
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Looking for any changes or tips for towing my camper

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does this look correct on my towing set up? This is my first toy hauler. We have a 10,000 lb equalizer WDH. Truck is a 2012 1/2 ton Silverado 6.2 gasser with 3.42 gears. The truck seems to have plenty of power. Any recommendations would be great. Truck does have a lift kit. But I had truck way before I bought the camper.

Dry Weight 5,030 lbs.Payload Capacity 2,745 lbs.GVWR 7,775 lbs.Hitch Weight 775 lbs.
Camper is a Grey Wolf 26RR 2017
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Old 12-13-2017, 09:03 AM   #3
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Without knowing specifics or weights it looks "ok". The truck looks to be nose high. This could be a setup issue, you have a toyhauler (equals heavy TW till you load the back with a toy). If you have a toy back there and your are still nose high then it could be a problem. Also, what is your TW, 10K bars might not cut it, may need heavier bars to be effective. Post up your specs and weights and Im sure you'll get more specific answers, otherwise it is pure speculation.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:18 AM   #4
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As mentioned above, truck is nose high. Trailer appears very slightly nose low. I don't see a WDH installed. Based upon these observations:
1. Install a WDH
2. When installing a WDH, you will need to purchase a stinger that will allow you to drop the ball height since your trailer is nearly level and your truck is nose high. Most rule of thumb measurements for the ball height is around 1-1.5" higher than the trailer hitch measured when truck and trailer are not connected and on level ground.
3. After correctly installing and adjusting WDH, if your truck is still a little nose high, you might consider air bags. But there is a good chance that you can get everything level without air bags.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:33 AM   #5
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The Equalizer WDH hitch is installed on this pic.
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Old 12-13-2017, 10:42 AM   #6
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ok. I would suggest going through the Equalizer installation procedures again. Both the truck and the trailer should be level when adjusted properly.
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If that is your fully loaded towing setup you should lower the ball on the truck and put more tension on the WDH bars. Should bring everything back to level.
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All the above. No question that an equalizer is called for. If installed, then it needs some adjustment.
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All good recommendations. That 6.2L will pull that but you are WAY nose high and will need to completely reconfigure the WDH to get that truck and trailer leveled properly. Once set up properly, it should tow like a dream. Just watch cross winds with a rig that long and the 1500. It will get exciting.
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Old 12-13-2017, 02:59 PM   #10
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From the picture, you are way light on your front wheels. That configuration leads to a loss of steering control...
Check the instructions in your truck and hitch owner / installation manuals.

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