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Old 08-05-2015, 09:29 AM   #21
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With the OP not being in the driver's seat every weigh-in, it is a little difficult determining what is going on, but here is my attempt:

Assuming that the OP was standing on the front scale section, and both the axles and tongue of the trailer were on the 3rd section when the trailer was unhooked, the hitch weight should be 840 lbs. (truck 2 axles total with trailer hooked up without WDH bars minus the truck 2 axles total without the trailer hooked up). If the WDH bars were in back of the truck, you can subtract about 40 lbs. or so from the 840 lbs.

Again, assuming that the OP was standing on the steer axle section during the weigh-in without the spring bars attached, the spring bars are only transferring 100 lbs. to the steer axle, and 60 lbs. back to the trailer axles, reducing the drive axle by the resulting 160 lbs.

IMHO, that spring bars need to be tightened up quite a bit to bring the steer axle back to near the unhitched weight.

Kudos for the OP weighing his combo and wanting to get things right !! Getting the WDH dialed in correctly will make a world of difference with the handling of the unit.
I agree that the hitch is way off a proper setup but those 1200 lb bars a too much for that trailer.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:05 AM   #22
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OK how do I tighten the bars. Raise the brackets on the trailer?
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:17 AM   #23
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IIRC, Equal-I-zer major changes are made by spacers and washers. Minor changes are made with the brackets. Maybe you could post a few pictures of your rig on level ground and close-ups of your hitch setup for people to provide exact instruction.
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Old 08-05-2015, 10:18 AM   #24
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How many washers did you use to tilt the hitch head? Equalizer says to start with 4. I used 5 on my setup. The more washers, the further the hitch head will tilt down, which will put more pressure on the bars.


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Old 08-05-2015, 02:12 PM   #25
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Dealer set it up . Used all 5 nuts. Put the L bracket is only in the 2nd hole. But propane tanks are in the way to move them up.
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:25 PM   #27
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brackets look too low to me.
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What's the distance from the bracket tie the hitch ball? 32 inches is optimum.
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:43 PM   #29
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Equil-i-zer has some good videos on their website that provide help with setting up your hitch.
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Dealer set it up .
Right there is your problem.
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