Jayco RV Owners Forum

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-15-2014, 10:33 AM   #11
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Aurora CO
Posts: 2,336
. You are right. I would also add, that you can also put too much weight forward. , or too much weight on the back of the TT as well if your WDH is over sized and over hung. ( under full position of chain links )

Level from TV front bumper to TT rear bumper is the goal.

Jim & Kim from Colorado

2014 Eagle 30.5 RLS
2015 Dodge 3500HD SRW 6.7L
Click on my profile for Mods and notes
Jmooney is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2014, 01:24 PM   #12
Moderator Emeritus
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,370
Originally Posted by Bob Landry View Post
There is a misconception that gets repeatedly posted because someone read it on the Internet, and that is the WD bars are used to level the TV. If anyone has read that, please scan it and post if for all of us to see because I have never read that in any WDH setup instructions .....snip
Unfortunately I have run cross it from time to time in WDH instructions, and it can be misleading and/or confusing depending on how the level vehicle inference is used in concert with adjusting chain links (via WD bars).

Some examples:

Blue Ox states: "Determine if the towing vehicle is level. If necessary, adjust the chains links."..... "Repeat the above steps until the towing vehicle is level." (referring to chain adjustment).
Reference: Page 5: http://blueox.com/Uploads/Docs/BXW03...,1504,2004.pdf

Curt states: "Vehicle should settle evenly, within 1/2". Re-measure the front and rear bumper reference points. If the front has settled much more than the rear, increase the number of chain links between the lift bracket and the spring bar." Although it doesn't use the exact term "level vehicle", one could walk away with the implication.
Reference: Page 4; https://www.curtmfg.com/masterlibrar..._17330_INS.PDF

EAZ-Lift states: "By adjusting the chain links up or down, the desired levelness of the car and trailer will be gained. Remeasure front and back of towing vehicle and have both settle the same amount or up to an inch lower in back by adjusting chain on Spring Bars." Implying that chain adjustment be used to level the trailer was interesting here as well.
Reference: Page 4: http://manuals.adventurerv.net/Eaz-L...structions.pdf

As we all know the objective of the WDH is to return the integrity of the TV's front suspension to it's unhitched condition, and/or per Vehicle Owners Manual specifications when using a WDH.



2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2018 Jay Flight 24RBS
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
1999 Jayco Eagle 246FB (retired)
Reese HP Dual Cam (integrated sway control)
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-2014, 10:32 AM   #13
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 1,354
I had to do a hitch re-adjustment after installing the Timbren SES on my F-250, and I must say that it's a lot easier to hook up with the Timbren application.

2012 Eagle 320 RLDS
2017 Ford F-250 6.2l
3.73 E-locker
TCNashville is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:58 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.