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Old 12-25-2015, 10:17 PM   #241
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I could find a project in an empty closet. Can't sit still even at 70. I'm not sure if being mechaniclly inclined is a gift or a curse. I'll rest when I'm dead.
Being mechanical is a blessing! Much easier to keep busy and has the added bonus of being able to fix all that breaks!
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Old 12-26-2015, 02:04 PM   #242
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:09 PM   #243
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Life is good in the Keys. 81* today and went for a long [4 hr] boat ride in the inflatable. DW loves to explore the small nook and cranny waterways off the beaten path. Little motor runs about 6-7 hours off 3 gallons of gas at about 25 mph. Love it!
Ken, did you get your extra FWT installed and working?
If you would when you get the chance, sent me a pix of your load levelers and their mounts on the trailer. I may need to raise mine a slot or two to add more weight to the front of my truck. If you raise the attachment platforms, does that not transfer weight to the TV's front wheels? Having a mind fart here. Happens when you get old...a lot.
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Old 12-26-2015, 04:32 PM   #244
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Nice picture! Sun, water and palm trees! I would post a picture here but gray skies, dirty snow and barren trees would only make everyone depressed! Trying to make the best of it though. Going skiing this afternoon for a few hours. Have a night pass at a nearby ski hill. I did get the rear FW tank installed and plumbed. Just have to wait for spring so I can fill it and check operation. I'm not sure about shifting the weight. I have had my Reese 12,000# chain type WDH set the same for 15 years and never had an issue.
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Old 12-26-2015, 08:43 PM   #245
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I raised my hitch 2" to get some weight off the front tire of the Aviator as they looked like they were squatting more than the rear. The front two tires were the first to go both times I've had the blowouts.
Also, I'm getting dim signals from oncoming traffic which tells me the front is raised now. Didn't happen before. I have nothing to compare with on the height of the arm flanges on the trailer.
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Old 12-27-2015, 03:03 PM   #246
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Here are pix of the current set up. Not sure if I should raise the bar flanges on the trailer, or not. It did, however, take some of the weight off the front tires of the unit. They don't squat as much as they did and they run cooler with less pressure increase. They [tires] are running around 78-90 psi and ambient temp to 105 max so far. All well within the parameters of the tires.
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Old 12-27-2015, 06:28 PM   #247
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I'm not sure on adjusting yours either. On my Reese, the trailer portion is not adjustable. You adjust the tension by how many chain links use. Maybe someone with your style of hitch will chime in.
I do recall that when I first got my Aviator they told me I would have to take off the hitch brackets to open the hood. Fortunately, they were wrong. All it took was a little adjusting of the hood mounts to make it open properly!
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Old 12-27-2015, 07:34 PM   #248
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Ken. If you blow up the pix, you will see I had to cut off the tops of both mounts to get the hood open. I still have to lift up on the hood to clear the mounts.
When we get home, I'm raising the mounts one bolt hole and trimming off the tops of the mounts again. It's difficult already to get the WDbars up high enough to put them on the flanges. I have a tool that came with the unit to pry the bars on. Guess I should start using it.
Just trying to get as much weight as possible to the TV's front wheels as the tongue weight is over 1,400 lbs and I carry a 90lb outboard motor, three spare tires and 50 gallons of fuel in the bed. My truck works for a living and it does well. I DO HAVE "Super Springs" installed to help out. Just trying to tweak the load as much as possible.
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Old 12-27-2015, 08:07 PM   #249
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I see what you mean about cutting the tops off. Mine only sit up about an inch so I they fit fine. I do have to lift up the hood as I open it but it does clear. I have to use a leverage bar with mine or I could never get enough tension on the spring bars to have any real effect. Maybe you just need to use the pry bar and crank it tight!
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