Originally Posted by cub22908
New 27RLWS Emerald sitting in my driveway! ...
Congratulations on buying a cool RV, but then we in this thread are biased!
I travel with about 1/3 water which works for us for bathroom handwashing and flushing, even when at the storage site. As soon as it drops I "top it up" to the 1/3 mark. Balance is fine with my loading. You will find that this RV tents to be nose-light with respect to the 12% tongue load rule so I like to put load to the front wherever possible.
One word of advice - when you are camping-ready take it to the scales and get the rig weighed (if you have no yet done so). Very important when pulling with a 1/2 ton. Then use those numbers as a basis for future loading. If way off, you may have to re-adjust and re-weigh. There is no substitute for good balance before
relying on the WDH to do its job.
As for big rigs passing you in the same direction - you may sometimes feel a slight tug to the left as they approach your trailer's rear, depending on how close they are to you, and another tug as their rear clears the front of your trailer. Just be aware of this and be careful. With this truck 60 mph is my sweet spot.
Again, congratulations and be safe!