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Old 10-07-2015, 11:18 AM   #31
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What you might be feeling is tread squirm from having full tread height.

Here is another thought. You might have too much weight on the rear of your truck. If your trailer is too high in front, it might be that your ball height on the TV is too high. Lowering the ball and putting LESS weight on the rear axle could help your situation.
I lowered the ball height one hole, 1.5", but haven't been camping since I made the change. Going to Bar Harbor campground in Harford country MD next weekend, 10/16, and will travel some on 95S as part of the trip, hoping for good results.
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Report back on your results. It's always interesting to increase the knowledge base! Hope that works for you.
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I towed the camper this weekend after making the changes and it still was not as solid as before the tire change. I decided I'd have it weighed and see what was going on. Here are the results of the weighing.

Weights with trailer:
Front Axle: 4040
Rear Axle: 4400
Trailer: 7100
Combined Weight: 15540

Weights without trailer:
Front Axle: 4075
Rear Axle: 3375
Combined Weight: 7450

This makes the overall trailer weight: 8090
Tongue Weight: 990 (about 12% of trailer weight)

The front axle weighs less with the trailer, I thought a WDH was supposed to distribute the weight between the front and rear axles so I must have something set up wrong. Any ideas anyone?
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Old 10-18-2015, 04:28 PM   #34
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I would tilt the head down one notch and lift the bars the same as before to get more wt on the front. You can measure the front wheel well before you hitch up and start tilting the head until you get the same front wheel well measurement when the truck was empty.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:10 PM   #35
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I would tilt the head down one notch and lift the bars the same as before to get more wt on the front. You can measure the front wheel well before you hitch up and start tilting the head until you get the same front wheel well measurement when the truck was empty.
The head on my hitch doesn't tilt, the manufacturer says it's preset and doesn't need to be adjusted. I guess maybe I'll call them tomorrow and see what they have to say.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:49 PM   #36
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The head on my hitch doesn't tilt, the manufacturer says it's preset and doesn't need to be adjusted. I guess maybe I'll call them tomorrow and see what they have to say.
How many links of chain do you have hanging free ?
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Old 10-19-2015, 07:20 AM   #37
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How many links of chain do you have hanging free ?
I hook the spring bar to the trailer at the 9th link in the rotating latch, so there are 8 links hanging free. One thing to mention I guess is I'm using 1500lb spring bars at the moment. I thought my tongue weight would be more before I weighed it. I have 1000lb bars, from my previous trailer, which technically I guess I should be using since my tongue weight is under 1000lbs, just barely.
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:30 AM   #38
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Here are the results of the weighing.

Weights with trailer:
Front Axle: 4040
Rear Axle: 4400
Trailer: 7100
Combined Weight: 15540

Weights without trailer:
Front Axle: 4075
Rear Axle: 3375
Combined Weight: 7450

This makes the overall trailer weight: 8090
Tongue Weight: 990 (about 12% of trailer weight)

The front axle weighs less with the trailer, I thought a WDH was supposed to distribute the weight between the front and rear axles so I must have something set up wrong. Any ideas anyone?
Were the weigh-ins done with the same cargo and passengers in the same positions ?? If so, that looks like a pretty good setup. You have almost all of the weight replaced back to the front axle, and that is what a WDH should do.

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I hook the spring bar to the trailer at the 9th link in the rotating latch, so there are 8 links hanging free. One thing to mention I guess is I'm using 1500lb spring bars at the moment. I thought my tongue weight would be more before I weighed it. I have 1000lb bars, from my previous trailer, which technically I guess I should be using since my tongue weight is under 1000lbs, just barely.
You could tighten up the the WDH by using 1 more link of chain, but that might put too much weight on the front TV axle. 1500 lb. spring bars should be a good fit with a 990 lb tongue weight. The 1000 lb. bars may not be enough.
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Your tongue weight is probably closer to 1200 lbs. Approx 20% gets shifted to the trailer axles and you are ignoring that. Do not shift more weight to the front axle. Read the owners manual for your truck and see what it says on setting up a WDH.


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Will repeat, measure front wheel opening with truck unhitched, hitch up and adjust the bars to get the front wheel opening back to what it was when unhitched.
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