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Old 10-01-2012, 08:41 AM   #751
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I seem to get a "floating" sensation when towing my 32QB. I have chain WD and friction sway bar. What else can I do other than tires? As I mentioned, I already installed the Air Lift kit.
Be sure to set up the WDH before pumping up the AirLift. Ford recommends that you reduce the front end lift by half. Maybe start with that and then level with the AirLift? Some reduce their front end lift completely with the WDH, but you want to be careful not to take too much off the rear and over-load the front. If you can't lower the front enough, you'll need heavier spring bars on the WDH.

Heavy Duty shocks will reduce rocking back and forth and side to side which should help as well.

The LT metric tires should help too as all that weight on the rear axle can make P-metric tires squirm all over.

When you're done adjusting, run the fully loaded rig through a CAT scale or similar and find out how much weight your WDH hitch is moving around.
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:56 AM   #752
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Nice looking set up. Our Hybrid is an 05 TrailVision 23ft. and we take it to the Mtns x2 or x3 per year. We love it. Sleeps up to 10. Will enclose PICs if I can figure out how... You will enjoy your rig.
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Here are some PICs of recent trip OK lake.
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A better WDH with built in sway control and tune the setup. I have no sway with my equalizer. I do inflate my tires to 42psi though. Good balance is key. My tongue weight is about 900lbs.
How do you get a good tongue weight reading?
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Really nice looking combination, your trailer looks about the same size as our trailer. But it is not a hybrid with the pullout, does that have a queen size bed? Looks like that will give you more room inside. Ours has a slide which really helps, and there are only two of us ( and 2 small dogs). Happy camping. We are going out this week-end, probably for the last time till next spring. But who knows.
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How do you get a good tongue weight reading?
http://www.sherline.com/lm.htm

My RV dealer has one. I would all do. Worth giving them a call.
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How do you get a good tongue weight reading?
I've only used CAT scales: cat-scale-locator, and found them to be reliable, precise and cheap.

Make sure your truck and trailer are fully loaded.

Make one pass with just the truck.
Make a second pass with truck and trailer but the WDH chains slacked.
Make a third pass with the WDH chains cinched up as you like.

The total of the 1st pass gives you the Truck's GVW (gross vehicle weight).

The total of the 2nd or 3rd pass will give you the GCW (gross combined weight) of both truck and trailer.

So the trailer's GVW is the 2nd (or 3rd) total minus the 1st total, or GCW - GVW of truck.

The 2nd pass will also give you the trailer's GAW (gross axle weight) w/o the WDH. Subtract this from the trailer's GVW to get the tongue weight.

You can compare the 2nd and 3rd pass GAWs to see how the WDH is moving weight from the rear truck axle to the front truck and trailer's axles.
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I seem to get a "floating" sensation when towing my 32QB. I have chain WD and friction sway bar. What else can I do other than tires? As I mentioned, I already installed the Air Lift kit.
from your pics it looks like the truck is a bit light in the front, had the same issue so i went to a little better wd system...the reese dual cam equalizer, also have air bags and i put more air in the rear tires. if you measure from the ground up to a landmark on the front of the truck before you set your bars, this is @ height you want after lifting up on the tongue of the trailer when you hook up ( before putting on the wd bars)... i crank up @ 15-20 revolutions on my trailer tongue crank, that gets me pretty level from the front to the back. just returned from a 3 week trip to oregon and washington and the trailer pulled fine with no sway on interstates and or any other roads... good luck ! ps, i pull a 27 foot trailer that weighs over 7000 lbs loaded

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Really nice looking combination, your trailer looks about the same size as our trailer. But it is not a hybrid with the pullout, does that have a queen size bed? Looks like that will give you more room inside. Ours has a slide which really helps, and there are only two of us ( and 2 small dogs). Happy camping. We are going out this week-end, probably for the last time till next spring. But who knows.
Yes mine is a hybrid with a fold out queen bed in the front and the back. Goes from 20 feet to 30 feet when folded out. We have one camping trip this weekend. Then going to Florida at Christmas to visit family and will be at a camp site for a week. Then we are done until Spring. So far this trailer has been great but we are thinking about a bigger one next year that would be fully enclosed.
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Nice looking set up. Our Hybrid is an 05 TrailVision 23ft. and we take it to the Mtns x2 or x3 per year. We love it. Sleeps up to 10. Will enclose PICs if I can figure out how... You will enjoy your rig.
Thanks! We are having a great time taking what we call out mini vacations during the weekends. It's nice to get away for a break every so often.
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