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Old 07-30-2013, 02:33 PM   #71
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My 2 cents:
1. Running without a WDH can hurt. By the last set of numbers, about 300 lbs is removed from the front wheels by attaching the trailer, but not engaging WDH. That weight needs to be replaced.
2. By the latest numbers, engaging the WDH system was restoring all lost weight, plus about an extra 100 lbs. On a 1/2-ton truck, you should be shooting for stock height/weight. Since less WD seems to help your situation, I would back off a bit.
3. By the latest numbers, TW is around 620 lbs. A 1000 lbs system should work just fine with 600 lbs TW. I do not think moving to 800 lbs bars will help you. In fact, my experience running up closer to the limit of the bar(s) actually gave me problems. On rough roads, these 800 lbs bars will flex more than the 1000 lb bars. As that flex unloads, it will push the tongue up harder. Assuming the rough road continues, so will the oscillation. Sounds like more porpoising to me, not less.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:02 PM   #72
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The manager Camping World stated that they used the 1000# bars for all trailers. "Never had a issue." He said they dont carry the 800# at that store and that they were more $. (Manager speak: YOU will have to pay the difference.)

I laid out everything the Eaz Lift rep and I talked about. Including the fact that the rep worked for CW and knows the Area Rep. He took the Eaz Lift reps info and number and will call him tomorrow to see if they can work out a swap.

For good measure I'll call the guy as well.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:03 PM   #73
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The Eaz Lift rep felt the 1000# werent loading at all. They were too tight and would not be adjustable.

At this point, I'll try anything.

If this fails I'll skip WD and bag the rear of the Titan to level it.

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My 2 cents:
1. Running without a WDH can hurt. By the last set of numbers, about 300 lbs is removed from the front wheels by attaching the trailer, but not engaging WDH. That weight needs to be replaced.
2. By the latest numbers, engaging the WDH system was restoring all lost weight, plus about an extra 100 lbs. On a 1/2-ton truck, you should be shooting for stock height/weight. Since less WD seems to help your situation, I would back off a bit.
3. By the latest numbers, TW is around 620 lbs. A 1000 lbs system should work just fine with 600 lbs TW. I do not think moving to 800 lbs bars will help you. In fact, my experience running up closer to the limit of the bar(s) actually gave me problems. On rough roads, these 800 lbs bars will flex more than the 1000 lb bars. As that flex unloads, it will push the tongue up harder. Assuming the rough road continues, so will the oscillation. Sounds like more porpoising to me, not less.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:32 PM   #74
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The Eaz Lift rep felt the 1000# werent loading at all. They were too tight and would not be adjustable.

At this point, I'll try anything.

If this fails I'll skip WD and bag the rear of the Titan to level it.
That's what I would do and add two friction sway bars if CW (dealer) won't swap the 1000# bars for 800# ones. I think he's just being hard nosed about it not wanting to admit he's wrong.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:11 PM   #75
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I'm running 1 anti sway now and still feel a little more then I'd like. Do people actually run 2? Yeah, I'd try it but isnt that like trailer training wheels?
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Old 07-31-2013, 12:25 AM   #76
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I'm running 1 anti sway now and still feel a little more then I'd like. Do people actually run 2? Yeah, I'd try it but isnt that like trailer training wheels?
We run with 2 anti sway, wouldn't go back to 1 for any amount of money.
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You're 30 feet plus. I can see why. I'm only 23.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:55 AM   #78
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:53 PM   #79
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Haven't heard of those till now. Wow, thats not a cheap item! I can add another anti sway bar for $60!
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Old 07-31-2013, 05:07 PM   #80
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I highly recommend the air bags in the rear regardless! They are an amazing tool! The inconsistent loads I haul in the bed while camping kept me playing with the w/d on my truck. After installing my bags not only was the truck much easier to level it was SOOO much more stable. Even if the trailer was wagging a little the truck didn't seem to notice it.
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