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Old 11-23-2015, 06:22 PM   #31
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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.
The WDH will be loose in the receiver. That's normal. It won't flop around when the WD is tightened up.
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Old 11-23-2015, 09:29 PM   #32
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Old 11-23-2015, 11:00 PM   #33
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Slow down and enjoy. I towed my Roo 183 3500 miles in 2 weeks at 60 MPH.

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Old 11-24-2015, 12:33 PM   #34
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The WDH will be loose in the receiver. That's normal. It won't flop around when the WD is tightened up.
Yes, that should be true for the up and down motion, but it could still move side to side, adding a bit to a sway condition.

I made some shims for my setup. Receiver Hitch clamp. Do you recommend them?
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Old 11-24-2015, 01:29 PM   #35
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Yes, that should be true for the up and down motion, but it could still move side to side, adding a bit to a sway condition.

I made some shims for my setup. Receiver Hitch clamp. Do you recommend them?
Yes, this is what I was thinking, since the movement is side to side. On a bumpy highway where the road is up & down, the weight on the receiver will vary, which could allow for side-to-side slop accounting for random jerkiness in the rear end, which is exactly what I was getting. I'm using a heavy duty clamp, turned sideways. We'll see if it holds.

I also plan to get it over to some scales and dial in my axle weights, I really appreciate all of the links and calculators, you guys are the best!
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Old 11-28-2015, 08:26 PM   #36
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To install and "properly set-up" an WD hitch takes some time and patience the first time, I think you need to start from the beginning and set up the hitch and sway bar from the start,
The system you have should take all sway out that you have if properly used and installed, if you have any questions you might be better off going back the dealer or some dealer and have their staff set it up and show you how you need to use it so you and all others on the road can be safe.
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Old 11-29-2015, 02:18 PM   #37
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Well, I took my setup down to the CAT scales today and figured I'd update the thread with my weights.

WDH Engaged:
Steer Axle: 2580
Drive Axle: 2300
Trailer Axle: 2900 (single)

WDH Disengaged:
Steer Axle: 2280
Drive Axle: 2760
Trailer Axle: 2760

Tow Vehicle Only:
Steer Axle: 2540
Drive Axle: 2000

This is with 2 adults in the TV and gear in the trailer. What do you think?

I should add 2015 Jeep Cherokee with GVWR of 5050-5500.
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You Gross over all weight looks to be 7780 pounds, is that correct?
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You Gross over all weight looks to be 7780 pounds, is that correct?
Yep, 7780 on the first weigh, 7800 on the second. Don't know where the 20 extra pounds came from. Everything was exactly the same and the bars were in the vehicle.

The GCWR of the Cherokee is 9600 near as I can tell, so I'm good there. The tongue weight on the trailer is still very heavy, 500lbs according to the calculators online. Not sure what can be done about that, but it may be where my drivability issues come in? The max tow is 4,500 and the tongue weight should be 10% of that maximum, correct?
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The tongue weight on the trailer is still very heavy, 500lbs according to the calculators online. Not sure what can be done about that, but it may be where my drivability issues come in? The max tow is 4,500 and the tongue weight should be 10% of that maximum, correct?
I'm thinking most trailers are about 15%. Given a trailer weight of about 3,300 lbs, a 500 lb tongue weight seems about right.
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