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Old 09-27-2015, 06:38 PM   #451
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Roguepra, the FW tank is that bulge in forward 1/3... drops closer to the ground. About 2/3 of the weight in water is carried by the tongue. Depending on model.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:57 PM   #452
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Roguepra, the FW tank is that bulge in forward 1/3... drops closer to the ground. About 2/3 of the weight in water is carried by the tongue. Depending on model.
thanks WW....I had been traveling with minimal water thinking of the gross weight, just enough to use if need be....2/3 of 56 gal should put about 300lbs on the tongue...rvbikers bike weights are close to mine so an armchair look and some quick head math would put that about correct....I guess a trip to the scale is truly the only way to tell and stop the guess work... left myself plenty of time this next trip to work out the hitch along the way. I'm leaving the 7th from Richmond but got my site in New Smyrna for the 8th just for this reason.. (under a 12 hr trip usually)
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thanks WW....I had been traveling with minimal water thinking of the gross weight, just enough to use if need be....2/3 of 56 gal should put about 300lbs on the tongue...rvbikers bike weights are close to mine so an armchair look and some quick head math would put that about correct....I guess a trip to the scale is truly the only way to tell and stop the guess work... left myself plenty of time this next trip to work out the hitch along the way. I'm leaving the 7th from Richmond but got my site in New Smyrna for the 8th just for this reason.. (under a 12 hr trip usually)

You might want to get the manual on your hitch and start from scratch. The older campers we had were all ultralites. The XLR was the first one that I needed a WDH. I didn't know any better and thought CW would set it up correctly. WRONG! Mine had the wrong bar size 1000 instead of 1400 and it was set up too high and also made the truck squat. I made them give me the correct bars to match the hitch and I went home and reset the hitch. It is like night and day between then and now. The back used to sag 4". Now I squat 1.5" in the rear and 0.0" movement in the front. I couldn't get the front to go down but the 1.5" for the tongue weight is about right per the manual for our hitch and tongue weight.

I used to have the anti sway brake on the side of the hitch. I quit using it. Ours pulls true and only pulls to the side when a semi is next to us, but it still doesn't sway.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:13 PM   #454
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Roguepra, I invested in a shurline scale to check hitch weight and I also had to tweak my hitch set up also. It's still good to hit the scales on the road to keep in check.
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Old 09-27-2015, 08:28 PM   #455
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this is the pic of our last trip loaded..... I noticed the rear tires on the rear trailer axle had more squat then the front axle when I did my walk around...after seeing the pic it looks a little down in the back so I dropped the hitch one hole to get the nose down.... when I get it loaded this next trip I will re adjust the hitch, weigh,and add ballast if needed.. OG I also get the semi suction but I'm not sure that will ever change..
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Roguepra, I invested in a shurline scale to check hitch weight and I also had to tweak my hitch set up also. It's still good to hit the scales on the road to keep in check.

Another easy way to keep your hitch in check on the road is a tape measure. If you measure to the top of the ball when setting up and check periodically, you will know that your WDH is unchanged. Granted this doesn't really help with changing hitch weight. I've been doing this for the past couple trips making sure that I didn't have any issues since I reset everything.
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Old 09-28-2015, 06:56 AM   #458
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that's what I was thinking ..I just wasn't sure where the tank was located and didn't want to tear down the "extreme insulation" to find out....thanks

Extreme insulation now that funny - if extreme is above 50degrees then it's extreme alright! 😃😃😃😃😃😁


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Extreme insulation now that funny - if extreme is above 50degrees then it's extreme alright! ������������


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I caught that too, but had assumed it to be tongue in cheek.

With all the insulation, it is so efficient it only needs 19K BTU furnace.

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Yes extreme in quotes
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