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Old 11-22-2015, 04:27 AM   #21
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You guy's will be in big trouble when a tire blows (Not if it Blows) at 65 & 70 mph.
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Old 11-22-2015, 10:19 AM   #22
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Wow, the last few posts are getting a little extreme here!

My advice?

1. Slow down a bit. Keep it to 60 mph.
2. Get out the manual for your Eaz-Lift, load the TT with everything ready to camp, and go set up the hitch properly yourself.
3. Find a CAT scale at a nearby truck stop and check your weights. You'll find lots of good advice here on how to weigh your TV and TT and how to calculate your weights from the scale readings.
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Old 11-22-2015, 11:18 AM   #23
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If you cannot solve this problem by adjusting the tongue weight you might have an alignment issue with the axle(s) or faulty brakes. Check the tires for heat and uneven wear.
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:15 PM   #24
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I know someone that had a similar issue with a GMC Envoy. It was determined the type of suspension on the TV was the issue, coil springs not leaf springs. Once the TV was changed to a vehicle with leaf springs there was no longer an issue. What type of rear suspension is on the jeep?
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Old 11-22-2015, 12:33 PM   #25
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I towed the almost the same setup for a few years. You have received a lot of great posts.
One thing slow down a little your Jeep is Maxed out. You need a better hitch for your Jeep. I used the brake sway type for a while. It just wasn't enough to control the sway. Tires on your Jeep are P rated not for towing at Max rated. Trailer tire on the new trailer are China bombs so keep and I on them for heat.
I tried everything with the old hitch on setup. I was going to Enid OKLA with the trailer in high wind and a Big truck passed. I thought the trailer was going to flip the Jeep. I had my kids in the Jeep and my seat was sucked up my well you get the picture. You will have a hard time getting your setup to ever be great to drive at highway speeds,. But you can make it better and Safer. Hope this helps.

Here is the post from when I was fighting the same problems food for thought

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Old 11-23-2015, 01:44 PM   #26
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Wow, thanks for all the great advice everyone! I'll slow it down and keep it at 60, it seems fairly stable at that speed. I checked the WDH heights and it appears that the dealer dialed it in correctly. The trailer tires are properly inflated (with nitrogen, apparently). Now I am paranoid one will blow, they do seem cheap.

One thing I did notice is that my Jeep's receiver is awfully loose. The WD hitch has a lot of slop in the receiver, which I assume isn't good for handling. I installed a hitch clamp and that seemed to dampen the TV jerking I was experiencing.
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:35 PM   #27
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Take it to a CAT scale if you have one not too far away.
CAT Scale Locator | CAT Scale

Get 3 weights:
- fully loaded with weight distribution bars installed
- fully loaded without weight distribution bars installed
- truck alone

You calculate your weights this way:
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Old 11-23-2015, 02:50 PM   #28
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With the above calculations you'll be able to see if either axle is overloaded and your true gross weight on your Cherokee.

You may be willing to live with a small overload but if everything is overloaded you'll have to decide what you're comfortable with.
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Take it to a CAT scale if you have one not too far away.

CAT Scale Locator | CAT Scale



Get 3 weights:

- fully loaded with weight distribution bars installed

- fully loaded without weight distribution bars installed

- truck alone



You calculate your weights this way:

Your spreadsheet certainly works but if the OP is t comfortable with that, I've made a utility that does the same thing in a web page form:

http://towingplanner.com/ActualWeigh...ailerCatScales
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Your spreadsheet certainly works but if the OP is t comfortable with that, I've made a utility that does the same thing in a web page form:

Actual Weights - Travel Trailer/Bumper Pull Weights from CAT Scales - Towing Planner
I was hoping you'd chime in and post a link to your website, Doug.

I've saved that link!
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