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Old 10-25-2011, 08:59 AM   #41
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This has been a fun thread to keep up with...

I don't get out and travel a lot but my one trip down into the Catskills yielded another V-nose in the row down from me. It was not a Windjammer, but I am pleased to see someone else enjoying the style.

Perhaps this look for a TT is an acquired taste, like a fine wine or distilled spirit. :-)

The season is over for me and my 3008w is winterized and put to bed for the winter. Hopefully spring will be along soon.
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Old 10-25-2011, 09:42 AM   #42
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Chris, How does the half ton Ram do pulling the 3008? My truck is the F150 V8 5.4 4x4 tow package and some folks think it may be too light for the 3008.

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Old 10-26-2011, 07:07 AM   #43
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Chris, How does the half ton Ram do pulling the 3008? My truck is the F150 V8 5.4 4x4 tow package and some folks think it may be too light for the 3008.
Hey Bill,

Given the 3008w's high tongue weight, my 1/2 ton struggles a bit to support the load. That's using a properly configured WDH and a modestly loaded box.

Don't get me wrong, I love my Dodge and the HEMI is more than up to the task. It's the new coil spring rear suspension that might be showing the weight. Anyway, it works for me for now. I don't tow often or for very far. But, when it's time to trade in, I'll be shopping for a 3/4 ton.
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:06 AM   #44
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Chris, How does the half ton Ram do pulling the 3008? My truck is the F150 V8 5.4 4x4 tow package and some folks think it may be too light for the 3008.

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I pull my 3008w with a half-ton Tundra (2008 model w/ 10,000lb tow capacity). It does fine with a little sag in the bed but we use the Equalizer WDH. We also keep the bed weight down, like Chris suggested - the tongue weight is the killer on these V-nose units. We won't be going through mountains with it, but it does great on the flat Kansas Highways
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Old 10-26-2011, 09:29 AM   #45
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I pull my 3002W with my F150. I took it out to the scales and I can't load down my bed with tons of stuff but other than that I am good to go. It tows great but I keep it around 60 and I am in South East texas so I have not seen a real "hill" yet.
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Thanks for all of your input. Randy also said he does fine with a half ton Chevy.

We are giving up the long range stuff at this time in life and opting for 5-6 round trips of less than 500 miles per year and staying much longer when we get there. Our mountain driving will be minimal, so it sounds like we'll be OK.
Years ago we had a 5th wheel with 1500# hitch weight and it almost buried our 3/4 ton until we upped the spring support so maybe we are over cautious.

Thanks again, Bill
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I pull my 3008w with a half-ton Tundra (2008 model w/ 10,000lb tow capacity). It does fine with a little sag in the bed but we use the Equalizer WDH. We also keep the bed weight down, like Chris suggested - the tongue weight is the killer on these V-nose units. We won't be going through mountains with it, but it does great on the flat Kansas Highways
Same TV setup with a 3001W rhyno. Next trip (next spring) I plan to add 2 more washers and drop the brackets one hole down to make the bars more parallel. I'm sitting on 4 washers right now btw.

I did buy the new set of updated brackets when I got the camper back in August also.

What is your setup rhyno?

And in keeping with the thread topic, no Windjammer sighting this summer at all, except the one in the rear view mirror.

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Old 10-26-2011, 11:00 AM   #48
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Same TV setup with a 3001W rhyno. Next trip (next spring) I plan to add 2 more washers and drop the brackets one hole down to make the bars more parallel. I'm sitting on 4 washers right now btw.

I did buy the new set of updated brackets when I got the camper back in August also.

What is your setup rhyno?

And in keeping with the thread topic, no Windjammer sighting this summer at all, except the one in the rear view mirror.

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Ours was setup by the dealer. I'd have to take a look, but I think we're on single washers. The bracket distance from the hitch is about the same as yours, but the brackets height is lower, by one notch.

What difference does the number of washers make? How can I tell if I need more or fewer?
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:30 PM   #49
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Washers change the angle or tilt of your wd bars which changes the weight transfer from rear to front axle of your tow vehicle.

I have a Excursion which is a 3/4 ton vehicle and I use seven washers for the wd. My dealer set ours up for the wd and the tv felt light in the front end. I used Cat scales to set up my hitch. I had problems with measuring the fenderwell heights. I could change the washers and not see a height change. By using the scales I could see the weight change. I just pulled off the scales, unhooked the tt, and changed washers. Then I would hitch back up and reweigh for the $1. It only took a couple of reweighs to get it setup. I also had the tt loaded along with passengers in tv.
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Old 10-26-2011, 03:44 PM   #50
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Equal-i-zerģ Hitch - Support - Installation Instructions & Parts Breakdown

See the installation video at the bottom of the page on this link. It shows the washer installation and measurement process. I have watched it several times to be educated when I pick up my TT (SOON!)

PS - Keeping to thread - I will let keep posting where I am headed so when we pass on the road we can say we saw another Jammer!
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