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Old 07-14-2014, 12:35 PM   #1
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Towing nose down?

My family made a trip from PA to Assateague SP in Maryland. Since we've upgraded to a TT recently I've been paying attention to others as they are towing. I am always interested in the WDH & Size of TV compared to the size of TT (I tow a 30' TT with a Silverado 1500). The 1500 is a little light for the TT but it works.

Our travels took us through the entire state of Delaware. As I was watching the other TT traveling in the opposite direction I noticed that the majority of them seem to be towing with the TV level but the TT is severely nose down. It is very obvious that the nose is down. They all appeared to have WDH but obviously not set up correctly as far as ball height is concerned.

Is this something others have noticed anywhere else? Anyone from Delaware have any explanation as to why this may be? I did not see what state these people originate from but I know from traveling in PA on a major interstate daily, I have never seen so many misaligned rigs.
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Old 07-14-2014, 12:56 PM   #2
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yep / often

obvious these folks are not member of FRF

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Yep, that's exactly what they look like. Do you think that puts more wear on the front axle tires? I think it would as it seems there is a lot more weight riding on the front axle. I guess the front axle would also be overloaded as well.

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Old 07-14-2014, 03:11 PM   #4
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I call it the big flying V.
See it all the time.
Remember the Brady Bunch trip? Big Ol' flying V on TV like it was the right way to do it.
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Yes, towing nose down puts more stress on the front axle of a tandem or triple axle trailer.

Some folks believe that this helps prevent sway, which is not necessarily correct.

My "favorite" flying v's are the landscaping companies that don't use a WDH at all and barely have the front tires of the truck on the ground.
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Yes, towing nose down puts more stress on the front axle of a tandem or triple axle trailer.

Some folks believe that this helps prevent sway, which is not necessarily correct.

My "favorite" flying v's are the landscaping companies that don't use a WDH at all and barely have the front tires of the truck on the ground.
Yep! And typically driving like maniacs . . .
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