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Old 07-03-2014, 03:49 PM   #11
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Hey Bike,
There's lots of excellent advice available here. I don't think it looks too bad, maybe a bit squat in the rear, but the TT looks pretty level.
I don't think any suspension changes would affect mileage.
I'll add my $0.02 (which is about what it's worth). Visit your CAT scale with your normal travel load. There's loads of posts detailing how to make sense of the weights you will get. You may find you have a little too much weight on the hitch, or not.
We towed our 23B with a Ford Expedition 5.4L V8 and after visiting the scale discovered I was about 200# from the max weight on my rear axle. Throw an extra couple in the back seat and we were probably a touch over.
My point is: I knew (thought I knew) my weights were good, after visiting the scale I KNEW my weights were good. It'll cost you ~$14 for the 3 passes over the scale and IMHO worth every penny.
We've traded the 23B for a 5th which is an excellent TT but the Bride and I both miss the 23B. Enjoy!


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Old 07-04-2014, 08:18 AM   #12
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All good advice here, thanks. The current setup was done by the dealer and steering and braking all feel very good. I'm 1,800 miles into a trip and all is well. I will work on checking tongue weight, etc and measuring the drop of the TV. I'm currently thinking that if it ain't broke, don't do anything. . On the way back home on this trip, there are several spots I can weigh the rig. I'll give that a whirl.

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Old 07-04-2014, 09:22 AM   #13
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The weights that I would particularly look at are the front end hitched and unhitched weights. You want those to be the same, or at least very close. While it it possible the dealer got it right,(even a blind hog finds a truffle) how the truck steers is not the ultimate test, since the front cold be overloaded and steer fine, overloading the front can cause premature wear on tires and suspension components.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:29 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Bob Landry View Post
While it it possible the dealer got it right,(even a blind hog finds a truffle)

+1, if you have a great dealer, it's fine to trust, but VERIFY what they say and do. My dealer has a great reputation, and overall they did pretty well. But they didn't get the hitch right at all.


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