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Old 12-27-2014, 06:39 AM   #31
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What about all the salt from the roads?????? probably look like iron ore factory in the spring.....they used pea gravel in LA last year so we wait a few days for the tractor/trailers to blow it off the road before we traveled....
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Old 12-27-2014, 07:21 AM   #32
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What about all the salt from the roads?????? probably look like iron ore factory in the spring.....they used pea gravel in LA last year so we wait a few days for the tractor/trailers to blow it off the road before we traveled....
What (Pea Gravel)? They might as well use (Ball Bearings or Marbles)! Youroo!!
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:19 PM   #33
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Equal-i-izer never states in their installation, or operators manual to disengage the sway bars. What it states is "Over adjustment is a very dangerous situation where loss of control and
jack-knifing is possible, especially in wet or slick road conditions." In talking with our dealership who installed the Equal-i-izer, they do not recommend disengaging! Jack-knifing is very different "from turning properly", and jack-knifing is the one condition that must be prevented on any kind of surface condition.
Equalizer is a WDH with sway control and you are correct, they don't tell you anything like that. You can't even "turn off" the sway control on a WDH.

A sway bar is a different animal, and sway bar manufacturers tell you to disengage them.
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Old 12-27-2014, 04:29 PM   #34
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One thing I do different is I back off the brake controller gain a bit so the trailer brakes do not come on before the TV brakes, don't need the trailer doing a side slip and pulling the TV off the road.
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Old 12-31-2014, 01:06 PM   #35
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Thanks for the input.

I bought chains for the TT. I only got one set as there is insufficient clearance between the axels to chain both sets of tires. I plan on keeping an eye on the weather to avoid situations that would require their use but, as you know, feces happens and I want to be prepared for any eventuality.


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Old 12-31-2014, 01:38 PM   #36
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As per my Post#2,chains (Grow) are you sure there is Top clearance? They might even hit the other tires? Youroo!!
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Saw this a few days ago on FB happen Dec 26 Nebraska. No one injured it said. Hit ice on road lost it. Dodge Ram 3500 5er was a Wildcat I believe
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Old 12-31-2014, 03:45 PM   #38
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I bought chains for the TT. I only got one set as there is insufficient clearance between the axels to chain both sets of tires. I plan on keeping an eye on the weather to avoid situations that would require their use but, as you know, feces happens and I want to be prepared for any eventuality.
All the info that I have found regarding chains only require one axle of the trailer to be chained. Hope you do not have to use them but it is better to have the chains and not needed then the need the chains and not have them. Plus the fines are more then the cost of a set of chains if you do not have them.
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