Originally Posted by roguepra
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.