Originally Posted by baldy
I really like the 2019 EB Max Tow vs the 2010 5.4. The torque of the EB is fantastic.
Hitch was adjusted to the lowest point on the draw bar. It was still 2” higher than the trailer. With the sag it came out perfectly level.
Front measurement before connected 27.25”
Front measurement after connected 28”
Front measurement connected with WDH 27.325”
3 washers on the pin. Attachment 212756
So I felt I should provide an update to ensure others have the right info.
Went on a adventure. Set out on a beautiful sunny day with a stiff cross wind (37 km/h steady gusting to 51). It swayed like crazy. Thought it was a weight issue(had some extra stuff to transport) so we moved some things around. Made it to our site and camped.
Left our site for another adventure with similar conditions. 6 lane highways and lots of traffic this time. Sway was still there. Followed some others and they were also being moved around. During the drive we contemplated potential issues. Torsion bars are not parallel to the trailer frame. The friction points showed galling and bluing (heat). Was using Lucas heavy duty bearing grease.
Went back to the drawing board before leaving the second site. (Lots of risk, being a long way from home). I moved the L brackets down a hole location and this reduced the torsion on the bars and made them parallel with the frame. Applied synthetic grease. Front measurement went to 27.5”. Sway is gone and worked much better for the ride home. No signs of heat.
Talked with DW and will be looking at a Hensley or Pro Pride in the near future.