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Old 10-05-2007, 09:35 AM   #21
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Good question. Since the trailer needs to be loaded with more weight forward of the axle (See specs in your manual) I don't think it will make too big of a diff because the bags will firm up the rear of the TV and take up any slack the TT would make on the tongue. They do tow nicely though, don't they? You'll love em up to 55 and then you'll be like......man I can't wait to get a F-350 Dually 7.3 so I can relax a bit! LOL! I am glad you got home OK and I look forward to hearing about your trips!
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Old 10-05-2007, 09:54 AM   #22
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You'll love em up to 55 and then you'll be like......man I can't wait to get a F-350 Dually 7.3 so I can relax a bit!

Oh yea!!!
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:29 AM   #23
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Actually I was at 65 MPH on a 2 lane country road before i realized it. It was towing fine at that point. Im sure with it loaded 65 MPH will be harder to maintain and control. I did notice a little up and down movement. I would assume this is normal for a tag type trailer with this much tongue weight.
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Old 10-05-2007, 10:32 AM   #24
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Up down? Or surge? If the torsion bars are set right there is no Up/Down. Hit some level road and eyeball how the trailer lines up in perception to the TV. Id be willing to bet the brackets are set too high. Yeah I get to 65, but MPG goes to doo doo lol!
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:22 AM   #25
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To clarify the slight up and down motion was not on level ground. It was when I hit dips in the road. I spoke with Airlift on the best way to use there air bag kit with the Equalizer. They said adjust the hitch up to about 1/2" to 1" of level and then air up the bags until the TV and TH were level. Then if there was not enough tension in the bars then readjust them. Seems like that process requires double the work. Why not just put air in them until the TV and TH just start to raise and let it go at that.
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:30 AM   #26
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I raised my bars on the trailer only...this weekend as a test. I got over 2 MPG better and it towed like a champ.
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:05 PM   #27
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Ok Im confused, do you also have airbags and did not adjust them. Or this off my topic. Were you TV and TT level before you raised the bars? Out of curiosity how many washers do you have on your tension setting rivot?
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Old 10-09-2007, 02:24 PM   #28
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No airbags. Yes it was level...and I traised the 2 trailer tongue brackets......I will actually have to look and see for you...but I think 5.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:35 PM   #29
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When you raised the bars did it also raise the center of the hitchs or just add tension?
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:49 PM   #30
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well, I imagine it would raise the rear, since the idea of weight distribution is to remove weight from the TT and apply it to the FRONT of the TV. It added more tension as well, but slightly modified the angle of attack of the TT through the wind.
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