Originally Posted by Iraqvet05
Congratulations, Bob! I'm looking forward to your feedback on the towing experience now that you stepped up to a 2500 and the 6.4. Did you have to mess with the WDH much?
Actually, the WDH is what's giving me grief now. When I went to pick up the trailer from storage, I reconfigured my WDH back to the arbitrary starting point in the manual (5 washers, hitch ball at height of coupler with level trailer, not measured yet, but eyeballing looks okay). It was REALLY hot out there and I was REALLY tired (from landscaping all day), so I hooked it up, stepped back to take a look and called it good. I'd do some fine tuning in the driveway.
On the drive home, the front end felt a little floaty. Got it home and went back to 7 washers, and could barely get the spring bars on. Went to 6 washers and measured. According to my measurements, this is where it should be, so I took it on a short test-drive and the rear felt loose; front planted nicely.
It almost feels like it would be better if I left the bars off all together!
So, for now I'm thinking of going back to 5 washers for my next trip. I'll take it to a CAT scale on the way out of town, and take some measurements to see that it's actually level. If it feels loose out on the road, I'll bring my tools with me and do a "trail side" adjustment. At this point, I know I need to upgrade the hitch, but being that I just blew my wad on this nice new truck and some accessories, it's not in the budget yet...
Anybody got any great ideas I could try?
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2015 RAM 2500 6.4L HEMI, Tradesman 4x4, 3.73
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