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Old 06-20-2014, 07:33 AM   #11
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Thanks for the replies. I completely understand why the rear of the truck sags. I was just thinking back to setting up a WDH on my last truck where measuring the movement in the rear was part of the equation. It actually makes more sense to me to ignore the rear end when I think about it.

In any case I'm pretty excited to try out the Husky WDH. I've towed many trailers but none as large or heavy as the 26BH. We have a 7 hour drive to go pick up our new trailer and then the fun of importing it into Canada.
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:39 AM   #12
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Measuring the rear was part of the old school thinking that was in effect in the days when trailers were towed with the family station wagon. Since then, that train of thought has disappeared and you are unlikely to find any mention of rear end height in any currently marketed hitch installation instructions.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:59 AM   #13
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We had a 26bh that i towed with F150 ecoboost & WDH. I think after passengers and fuel i had 860lb of cargo available. I never hit the scales to see what the actual load of the 26bh was.

I think your expectations of loaded tongue weight are probably reasonable, if not excessive. I felt comfortable with the TV and TT set up. I'm sure you will too. You've actaully got a sweet little set up in my opinion!
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Old 06-20-2014, 09:03 AM   #14
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Measuring the rear was part of the old school thinking that was in effect in the days when trailers were towed with the family station wagon. Since then, that train of thought has disappeared and you are unlikely to find any mention of rear end height in any currently marketed hitch installation instructions.
Bob, please take a look at the instructions from Fastway (my hitch manufacturer) below. Go to page 15 of the instructions under the heading "Good adjustment". You will clearly see there the instructions from a somewhat prominent hitch manufacturer mentioning the height of the rear of the vehicle. Along with the recommendation that you record the measurements at the rear fender centered above the axle into the provided adjustment grid. Also reference page 17 regarding over-adjustment.

http://www.fastwaytrailer.com/wp-con...0710_small.pdf

Yes, it is highly unlikely that if you are simply returning to unloaded weight on the front axle that you would run into this. But it IS possible to over adjust the WDH and remove too much weight from the rear. All I'm saying is be careful and measure everything.

I also agree that the misconception that the goal is to get "everything to ride level" needs to be addressed. Measuring the fenders to get your WDH setup correctly is only PART of the equation. Once you have it setup, you should weigh it to be sure.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:33 PM   #15
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Ah. Here's where I got the idea that I'd need to be concerned with the rear TV height.
http://youtu.be/anhi8lo4Od0
Note that they are installing the hitch on an F150. Strange.
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Old 06-20-2014, 02:19 PM   #16
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As an owner of a '12 26BH, when fully loaded we are at over 1,000# tongue weight. That is with the heavy cast iron up front as well as full water. If you load conservatively, you can be well under the 1k tongue weight. 750# might be a low estimate though unless you travel with almost no water in the fresh tanks. I have a thread showing my CAT Scale weights. Check it out to see how easy it is to be over weight!
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Old 06-20-2014, 07:00 PM   #17
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Lifted.I had read that thread back before I chose the trailer. It had me concerned about overloading my payload. I think we'll be OK. We pack moderately heavy and travel with dry tanks.
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I want to re-weigh sometime without water to see how much weight it adds to the tongue. One of the fresh tanks is ahead of the front trailer axle and the other is right over the front axle. If you can place heavy cast iron in the rear, you will keep the tongue weight down.
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