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Old 08-06-2016, 10:29 AM   #1
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WDH question

I weighed my TV and trailer for the first time and here is what I found. The trailer was fairly loaded but the tanks were empty.
With WDH hooked up
Front axle 3340 lb
Rear axle 3640 lb
Trailer 5760 lb
Measuring at the wheel wells the front end is 5/8" higher than the rear

Without trailer - truck only
Front 3320
Rear 2720

I have a 2013 F-150 3.5 L EB 3.31 Ratio with 7200 GVWR package. the Front GAWR is 3750lb the rear GAWR is 3850. 9200 towing capacity, 15,100 GCWR

Here are the questions.
Am I ok with weight?
Is the WDH set up ok or should I tighten it up a little more?
Should the front and rear axles have the same weight when the TV is hooked to the trailer?
Is a 5/8" difference from the front to back reasonable?
I do feel like I get blown around more than I like with passing trucks and side winds. Thanks!

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Old 08-06-2016, 10:53 AM   #2
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I would say you're weight distribution is good, what are you using for anti sway?

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Old 08-06-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
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Thanks, I have a Husky hitch with a friction style sway bar. Putting maximum pressure in the tires has helped but going to an LT tire would be good. I have also purchased a Roadmaster Active Suspension kit and will install it next week.
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Old 08-12-2016, 11:27 AM   #4
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The front axle weight with WDH engaged should be about the same as with no trailer attached. You are 20 lbs heavier with WDH engaged. Congratulations!! Most people don't get enough weight transfer. Technically, you could transfer more, since you have another 400 lbs of front GAWR available. But then you could end up removing too much weight from the rear, causing stability issues. The goal is to get the front back to stock weight, which you have done.

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