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Old 10-09-2015, 01:33 PM   #261
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Thanks, I think it is a bit nose up as well. I'm guessing I will need to drop the hitch ball 1 hole and try it out. My truck rides a little higher than the previous owner's.

As far as the weight distribution, I'm pretty new at this. The previous owner used 3 links, I went to 4. Do I need to move up 1 more? When I lower the height of the ball, will that make a difference how many links I have to use? I'm using an Eaz I Lift that came with the trailer.
I just hauled my 2011 290BHS last week for the first time and had some issues with nose up too. I lowered the ball and tilted it back some. The spring bars should be parallel with the frame. There should be tension when you raise the chain lift brackets but not enough that you have to strain to lift them. Here is a really good video on WD setup.
https://youtu.be/mkewkvU8Ot8
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:49 PM   #262
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I just hauled my 2011 290BHS last week for the first time and had some issues with nose up too. I lowered the ball and tilted it back some. The spring bars should be parallel with the frame. There should be tension when you raise the chain lift brackets but not enough that you have to strain to lift them. Here is a really good video on WD setup.
https://youtu.be/mkewkvU8Ot8
Thanks! Handy Video!
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Old 10-10-2015, 04:53 AM   #263
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I now officially hate ours!! Leaks, stuff falling apart, junk! I guess, we wanted to get a fifth wheel anyway, just didn't think it'd be this soon! Hopefully yours works out better than ours did! 3 years and done (if you even count the first year that it was in the shop more then we used it)! Ugh!! Done!! Good Luck!! Oh and I will never buy another Forest River product again!

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Old 10-10-2015, 05:11 PM   #264
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Must be something with the newer ones, I was honestly surprised how rock solid our 2011 is. 7'' of rain in past 2 weeks and not one drop anywhere (knock on some serious wood). Happy Saturday night from Poland Spring Campground in Maine
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:31 PM   #265
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Yah it's to bad your having that much frustration with it. I still enjoy mine and any issue other then the leaf springs was a breeze to fix my self. The other issues were so minor, I think you must of lucked out with a lemon.



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Old 10-12-2015, 10:15 PM   #266
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Thanks, I think it is a bit nose up as well. I'm guessing I will need to drop the hitch ball 1 hole and try it out. My truck rides a little higher than the previous owner's.

As far as the weight distribution, I'm pretty new at this. The previous owner used 3 links, I went to 4. Do I need to move up 1 more? When I lower the height of the ball, will that make a difference how many links I have to use? I'm using an Eaz I Lift that came with the trailer.

The links on the WDH will depend on how much weight you need to shift to the front axels to bring them back to level.

My advice, return that EAZLift WDH and get a better quality non-friction bar WDH. We started with the EAZ lift and did not like the experience with wind or passing trucks, or passing mini vans for that matter.

The Blue Ox made a huge difference.
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Old 10-12-2015, 10:50 PM   #267
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Thanks. My funding line needs to recover a bit. I'm gonna try to get everthing level and see how it goes....
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Old 10-13-2015, 08:56 PM   #268
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If Blue Ox is as good as I hear the investment would be worth keeping my BP down. 20-30 mph gusts last weekend had me white knuckled.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:30 PM   #269
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No experience with the Blue Ox, but I have been towing with 2 different weight ratings of the Equalizer since 2008 and it's amazing. Virtually no sway, etc, even if you try to make it sway. Highly recommend Equalizer.
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Old 10-14-2015, 03:33 PM   #270
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Thanks for the info, I will look into each one. I know there are other threads, but had anyone used the Anderson hitch with this?
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