Originally Posted by Thurman
Let's give "Mob5" the benefit of the doubt and let's say that he does have a weight distribution hitch (WDH). I also agree that the truck/camper package is not set up correctly as there is definitely some drop to the rear of the truck. Last January I traded up from an '05 29 foot TT to a new 31foot TT and I had to literally start over with my WDH. I pulled the 29 footer with the fifth link from the top attached to the WDH and now I am using the sixth link from the top. The first time I pulled the new unit using the old fifth link set-up the front end of my truck felt light. Adjusting up one more link seemed to put more weight towards the front of the truck and made handling a lot easier. Amazing how much difference just one link can make.
We do have a WDH (Elite Round Bars, I believe?). They are not what we wanted or paid for (dealership is going to pay us back the difference). After the install, we went out to look it over and were notified that the hitch we had selected wouldn't work with the Grey Wolf, due to some new mod on the tongue of the trailer. We were miffed, to say the least. In addition to this news, the WDH we ended up with had to be modified on top of everything. It is supposed to tighten up using chains, like you describe, but could not be installed that way due to the tongue, so there is, for lack of a better word, a wench (???) with nylon straps that we have to use on each side to pull it up tight in place of where the chains would be. We are tightening it up about as far as the installer at the dealership did. Hard to tell since he told us to look at the "white dots" as a guide, the "white dots" being painted onto the straps. Of course the straps come completely out when you unhook everything, so I never saw them again. Guess we didn't roll it back in the way he did? I am not sure what else could be done, in regard to the WDH. When we tighten it up on each side, ther is aporoximately a 5" drop in the straps, where your chain would be. Tighten it even more? I do agree we probably need airbags. The raise is much bouncier than I expected it to be. Sort of like riding on a pontoon boat over waves.
We have never towed anything this bug before, our last trailer being a 6x12 v-nose cargo conversion of sorts. Hubs is already looking into the airbags (and dreaming about a bigger truck, of course). We are learning as fast as we can and really appreciate every bit of advice anyone has to offer! Thank you!