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Old 10-23-2014, 10:59 PM   #11
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I appreciate the replies, as someone who has never used a WDH is there a link that would show me how to set one up, or am I just too lazy to search for myself lol
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:00 PM   #12
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ahhhh ok Carver I got ya, I will look tomorrow. Thanks
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:05 PM   #13
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There are different types of WDH's out there. I just purchased an Equalizer brand 4pt hitch and i'm very happy with it. Different hitches will be a little different to setup but, they all use the same principle for the most part.

I use airbags on my truck which help with the squat. Airlift brand bags are what I have and there is a rebate on them on 10/31.

With that being said, I setup my hitch with no air in the bags and then added a little bit of air to help smooth out the ride.

Good luck and enjoy the trailer!
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Old 10-23-2014, 11:18 PM   #14
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Go with a WDH.
X2 The whole point of a WDH is to put more weight on the truck's front axle & off the rear axle. So sqat is less of an issue. I have a 21FBRS & my basic Husky WD setup with one friction antisway bar works just fine. Trailer stays put & minimizes hobbyhorsing.
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Old 10-24-2014, 01:13 AM   #15
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Folks,
I just picked up by MicroLite 21fbrs today and towed it home. I drive a 2007 Tundra 4wd with tow package so the 3800 lb trailer is not an issue in that respect. I had 18 wheelers pass me on interstate and absolutely NO sway whatsoever so I am good there, My question for you tow experts is what the best way to stiffen the rear springs, the tongue weight is around 200 to 400 lbs depending on who you believe but I have yet to measure it. The Tundra handles it well but seems a little soft and I don't really want to go with a redistributing hitch but would prefer a modification of the rear suspension if possible, any suggestions would be great and I thank you in advance.

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I have a 2011 Tundra and my TT weight is similar to your MicoLite trailer. What do you mean by it being a little soft?

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X2 The whole point of a WDH is to put more weight on the truck's front axle & off the rear axle. So sqat is less of an issue. I have a 21FBRS & my basic Husky WD setup with one friction antisway bar works just fine. Trailer stays put & minimizes hobbyhorsing.
I have always towed my trailer with a HD hitch and haven't had any problems. When the truck was new the service tech recommended a tighter setting for the links which worked fine but the previous setting of one less link (Setting for my sister's Yukon) gives a better ride.
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Old 10-24-2014, 02:26 AM   #16
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Measure your clearance on the front wheel wells to the ground before an after. If it comes up in front more than about 1/4", you need to put some of that weight back on the front. The only way to do that is WDH. Air bags and the like will reduce squat, but won't cure that (completely).

That soft feeling you get is most likely a combination of several things. Soft tires, soft suspension, and weight being pulled off the front wheels. I'd measure, then decide on the hitch accordingly. I'd also look into a tire upgrade. There are options besides LT....I stayed with a passenger tire but went to an XL rated tire (51 PSI max). I leave it at 35 PSI when not towing and bump it to 45 PSI hooked up. It stiffened the ride when I needed it without riding like a tank all the time.

And your tongue weight is well over 400 lbs....trust me. I've got nearly the same trailer.
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Old 10-24-2014, 03:19 AM   #17
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Folks,
I just picked up by MicroLite 21fbrs today and towed it home. I drive a 2007 Tundra 4wd with tow package so the 3800 lb trailer is not an issue in that respect. I had 18 wheelers pass me on interstate and absolutely NO sway whatsoever so I am good there, My question for you tow experts is what the best way to stiffen the rear springs, the tongue weight is around 200 to 400 lbs depending on who you believe but I have yet to measure it. The Tundra handles it well but seems a little soft and I don't really want to go with a redistributing hitch but would prefer a modification of the rear suspension if possible, any suggestions would be great and I thank you in advance.

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JW, your TT is gonna be well over 4000 lbs when loaded. I would opt for some weight distribution before installing supplementary spring accessories. The tire issue (LT vs P-Metric) is somewhat of a red herring. I've towed lots with LT tires (half and 3/4 ton) and there's merit to multiple plies that provide stiffer sidewalls. However, I've more recently towed a 7500 lb TT for 10s of thousands of kms with a half ton equipped with P-Metric tires. They've worked just fine.

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My 2 , I have a wdh and same bounce soft feeling. I installed firestone bags and run about 7psi in them and helps a lot. I am no expert but to me when your truck would want travel on the bounce the bags help resist this on the bounce down. But that worked for me.
I don't endorse but cheapest I found was on sdsuspension with coupons. Easy no drill install.
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Old 10-26-2014, 04:49 PM   #19
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With that low of a tongue weight I don't know that WDH is at all required. Probably the air bags and a friction sway controller for good measure would be more appropriate. I used to have a Coleman Niagara that weighed in more than that and it towed very well with what I described using a Sportrac for a TV. Just my personal experience as I am no expert.
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I have towed many trailers with a 1/2 ton, the shortest being 28' up to 32' with no sway or bounce and always used a WDH. I did not like the P metric tires and always went to E rated 10 ply tires when the factory junk wore out. We have towed many thousands of miles without any issues. I should mention that my last 8 trucks were Fords, 2 f250's, 1 E350 Chateau and 5 f150 Supercrews. You may want to test drive a Ford. My new 2014 Supercrew ecoboost, maxtow pulls better than my 5.4l and 5.0l v8's. My 2002 F250 V10 crewcab was a pulling beast.
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