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Old 04-13-2009, 10:57 AM   #1
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New Wildwood Maiden voyage!

Took the boss to a state park in the Missouri Ozarks this weekend for her and the TT maiden voyage. Both did pretty well. Sure beats the PUP.

One concern the boss had was the bouncing that the truck did on County roads. I told her that the '03 Chevy with 90k on it probably needed shocks. The Equa-l-izer hitch appears to be set up pretty close. May need to tweak it a little if any. Trying to find a good set of shocks to put on the truck that will take care of the bouncing that we feel.

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-13-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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Glad the "Boss" and the RV had a good maiden voyage.

Any good brand of shocks should help. Tweaking that Equal-i-zer will help too. Mine would bounce before I got it dialed in.
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Old 04-13-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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Out of curiosity what did you do to "dial it in".
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Old 04-13-2009, 05:08 PM   #4
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I actually took it and weighed it.

I weighed the TV front and back axle empty and loaded then adjusted the spring bars until I distributed the TW (tongue weight) almost equally on both axles biased toward the rear a little more than the front.

You can also measure the TV at the wheel wells and drop both front and back the same when loaded.

Make sure what ever you decide to do the RV and TV are loaded ready to camp.
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Old 04-15-2009, 08:18 AM   #5
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Thanks Bama-

Where did you do your weighing at? There is a Flying J about 10 minutes from my home. I'm sure they charge for weighing and it sounds like it is a little time consuming. All the old grain elevators in the area are out of business.
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Old 04-15-2009, 07:00 PM   #6
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I took it to a CAT scale at a local truck stop here. It cost $8.00 and the second weigh is $1.00. It doesn't take long at all. I first drove the TV to the scale without the Rv and weighed the front and back axles. Then set the hitch up by the measurements like the website suggests. I then hooked the RV up and took it to the scale and weighed the front TV axle on the most forward pad then pulled forward weighed the rear TV axle on the first pad and the RV axle on the second pad. I was lucky in that Since we're in a small town I just called the operator and asked what the weight was then moved the "L" brackets till I was adding almost the same weight to the front and rear axles. all I had to do was move back and forth a couple of times.

A lot of landfills have scales and are more than happy to help you out. Metal salvage yards have them too.
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