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Old 10-07-2014, 06:24 PM   #1
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Weight Dist. Hitch

New to Toy Hauling..I have a 30ft. jayco will be hauling 2 motorcycles one is a Heritage Softail and a 1200 Sportster..I put a Pro Series Weight Distribution system on..will be hauling with a 1500 Silverado..I believe I know the answer BUT...I should of leveled the trailer with the bike's in the trailer.... I did not do this and my truck squats it is not level..I leveled the trailer empty....Dont beat me up to bad
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:31 PM   #2
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The weight on your truck should decrease as you load the bikes not increase shouldn't it?

A toy hauler is a massive undertaking for most 1500's.....a lot of tongue weight

what are the specs on the truck and what model trailer?
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:42 PM   #3
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5.3 L V8 xtended cab with tow package....Jayco Talon 30 ft
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:44 PM   #4
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what are your main issues when the trailer is loaded ready to camp?
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:55 PM   #5
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No the trailer and truck is not level with the WDH is on, the trucks still is squatting in the rear..just trying to figure out what I have done wrong at trying to level out everything
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Old 10-07-2014, 06:58 PM   #6
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what weight of hitch do you have?

What is your estimate of how much the TW is?

what is the year and model number of your trailer?

Maybe your bars can not transfer enough weight because they are too weak

or maybe it is just way too much for your truck
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Old 10-07-2014, 07:39 PM   #7
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this is a 2015 29ft octane specs, thats a lot of weight for any 1500, you need airbag's or timbrems, and some flat land

Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) 6,870
Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) 1,010
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 11,950
Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) 5,080
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Old 10-07-2014, 10:46 PM   #8
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28 STM, Talon ZX
unloaded v.w. 5915 lb
dry hitch 815 lb
Gross V.W...10900 lb
Cargo Carry Cap. 4985 lb

This is the WDH I got....
49903 Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW..
  • Tongue weight: 750 to 1,000 lbs
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Old 10-07-2014, 11:06 PM   #9
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28 STM, Talon ZX
unloaded v.w. 5915 lb
dry hitch 815 lb
Gross V.W...10900 lb
Cargo Carry Cap. 4985 lb

This is the WDH I got....
49903 Pro Series Weight Distribution System w Friction Sway Control - Round - 10,000 lbs GTW, 1,000 lbs TW..
  • Tongue weight: 750 to 1,000 lbs
i would still think you have over a 1000 lbs of tong weight when loaded , A w.d. wont take all that off the rear axle only a % of it , probably still need Timbrems or airbags to help adjust the rear sag .
Best thing is to find a scale and weigh truck by itself and then with trailer and then with w.d hooked up , and that should help you adjust the hitch ,

I had a trailer on my truck and weighed it and there was 1200 lbs of hitch weight on rear axle , but after weighing 3 times I found out that out of that 1200 lbs ,400 lbs of it was off the front end of the truck , so I really had 800 lbs of hitch weight , if I had a w.d. hitch I could help fix that by transferring some of that weight back up front

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Old 10-08-2014, 04:15 AM   #10
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You just need to go back through the instructions on your hitch and redo the setup. The instructions are step by step. Make sure you are setting your ball height correctly.

You need to measure the wheel well heights before and after hooked up

You say it is squatting in the rear but we don't know how much weight is being transferred to the front. You need to measure the height of the front fender to see if you can adjust the hitch to get it as close to unloaded as possible.

add more washers or use less links to transfer more weight.
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