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Old 08-21-2014, 09:34 PM   #61
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LOL Mine is a groaner as well Brian - but oddly no Chucking
Must be the NC crafted wedge that works better! OC=Chuckfree

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Old 08-21-2014, 09:39 PM   #62
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I was told chucking was due to lack of pin wt AND/OR a loose pin/hitch connection.
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I was told chucking was due to lack of pin wt AND/OR a loose pin/hitch connection.
Right and so if there is a wedge in and securing the Kingpin it can't be loose (lack of pin wt I agree with)
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The Reese head has some play front to back, much but some. The only time I have had chucking was road related and never on Asphalt only Concrete which we have very little in Canada at least where I travel. I69 was the worst road I have ever been on.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:10 PM   #65
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Right and so if there is a wedge in and securing the Kingpin it can't be loose (lack of pin wt I agree with)
The wedge is just an extension of the pin and has nothing to do with the up and down motion of the two in the hitch itself.

I attribute no chucking on mine to the shocks I installed on the trailer. I had chucking /dolphining and added the shocks and eliminated most of the chucking and dolphining except on exceptionally wavy roads.
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Thanks for the info OC - I was under the impression that the wedge "froze" the Kingpin so that it could not move (no Kingpin movement I thought = no chucking/dolphining)
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Thanks for the info OC - I was under the impression that the wedge "froze" the Kingpin so that it could not move (no Kingpin movement I thought = no chucking/dolphining)
OC is correct on this one, but I don't by the shocks, you have a torsion axle. Just add some more pin weight to help you out. I have a little chucking on panic stops and takeoffs if to fast. You are just going to have some with out air trail or something which can not be installed with out major frame rewelding being they sit in a 10" box framed in. Shocks do not help panic stops or takeoff's at all.
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OC is correct on this one, but I don't by the shocks, you have a torsion axle. Just add some more pin weight to help you out. I have a little chucking on panic stops and takeoffs if to fast. You are just going to have some with out air trail or something which can not be installed with out major frame rewelding being they sit in a 10" box framed in. Shocks do not help panic stops or takeoff's at all.
Shocks should be on all suspension systems to dampen the up and down motion. Shocks have nothing whatsoever to do with panic stops or takeoff's. Torsion suspension has be around for years and has always had shocks until the rv industry started using them and for your information, there was no welding on the frame to install the shocks. Adding pin weight does nothing for the trailer bouncing on it' own suspension.
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Shocks should be on all suspension systems to dampen the up and down motion. Shocks have nothing whatsoever to do with panic stops or takeoff's. Torsion suspension has be around for years and has always had shocks until the rv industry started using them and for your information, there was no welding on the frame to install the shocks. Adding pin weight does nothing for the trailer bouncing on it' own suspension.
Thanks for your opinion, but that's all it is....Funny I don't have that problem except taking off and hard stopping.
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Thanks for your opinion, but that's all it is....Funny I don't have that problem except taking off and hard stopping.
Not opinion, that is the cold hard facts regardless of whether you want to believe it or not. Adding pin weight is not an option in some cases.

While you are researching, find a torsion suspension on any vehicle except an rv trailer that does not also include shock absorbers. Heck even old Henry Ford had what they called "Hoot eye" shocks on his A & T model spring suspension cars. Ya need to come out of the horse and buggy days Glenn my friend.
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