Thanks to all that responded - with some very helpful information. Here are my set-up Dynamics
-2008 Exp 4x4 Limited 119"WB with auto load leveler
-Hitch and Sway = Equal-I-zer 4way sway and load
-33.5' over all trailer lenght
-Dealer set-up the hitch
It sounds like you obviously cannot rely on the dealer. I have been to the Equal-izer site and pulled the set-up mechanics last year at the end of the season and planned on defering till spring to do it myself.
I generally load the tounge with 4 bikes and 2-30lb propane tanks - I never load the rear end.
In summary - please correct me if I misinterpreted all the great posts:
#1 Set the load and sway system myself - heck with the dealer
#2 Set the load and sway with the EXP levelers off
#3 Defelct the load bars as much as possible -(should I do this to the manuf specifications or does exp tell you to deflect a bit more to increase friction)
#4 Wheelbase width is king. Actaully this is an option next fall.
#5 Load the tounge as much as much as possible.
Couple of other questions?
- Do you recommend pulling with or without the load levelers on?
- Do I bump up the load bars and slightly rise the center more than level?
Again - thanks for the great info!
Happy 2009 Camping