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Old 07-15-2013, 09:24 PM   #21
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A trip to the scales will tell you a lot. Weigh the truck without the trailer putting front axle on first scale pad and rear axle on second scale pad. Then re weigh with roo attached and same amount of fuel in TV. Now have front axle on 1st pad, rear axle on 2nd pad and Roo axles on 3rd scale pad. (catscales charge approx $9-12 for first weigh and $1-2 for reweigh in 24 hr period). You want the front axle as close to unloaded weight as possible without going over. You also want the trailer sitting level or slightly nose down, not nose high. And yes lowering the hitch will change your numbers as it allows the trailer to put more tongue weight on the hitch. Which wdh do you have? if it is the Reese dual cam I know changing the tilt of the ball by 1 notch is equivalent to changing the chains by 2 links.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:26 PM   #22
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The numbers look ok to me. Do you know the weight rating on your hitch? Maybe the dealer installed too light WD bars. If you still get the porpoising, I would double check the bar weight ratings and try to get them to swap out for a heavier set.
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:29 PM   #23
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Also 7 links sounds awfully long to me. You might want to try changing the tilt of the head a little bit to shorten the chains some. Also if it is the dual cam, are your cams in adjustment? The bars should sit with the notch squarely in the saddle on both sides. Can you take some pictures of the set up and post them?
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Old 07-15-2013, 09:35 PM   #24
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The set is Eaz Lift 1000lb Elite bars.
http://www.eaz-lift.com/eazlift/pro/pro_elite.html

I DID change the tilt. I have it leaning back versus straight up. Leveling it back should reduce my links? That makes sense. Will try that tomorrow.
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The set is Eaz Lift 1000lb Elite bars.
Pro Star Ultra & Elite Hitches - eazlift | Towing into the 21st century.

I DID change the tilt. I have it leaning back versus straight up. Leveling it back should reduce my links? That makes sense. Will try that tomorrow.
Just don't get discouraged, it takes time, sweat, a few #$%^words and perseverance but once you get it, you will be happy. BTW, check your shocks. Jump on the bumper and if it bounces over 2x replace them all.
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I'm guessing you need more tong weight. You don't gain tongue weight by loosening or tightening the bars, load stuff to the front of the trailer to give more tongue weight.

anaro is right about going to the scales. OldCoot is right in that bad shocks can be the culprit as well. The reason I asked about your WD bars is too light of bar can also cause it, but #1000 lbs bars for your TT should be good.
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I always understood to heavy a bar will cause porpoising. You have a trailer with app 500# dry weight hitch. The 1000# bars are maybe to heavy.
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My fresh water tank is in the front of the camper. I've thought about filling it. Would add a good bit of weight.
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