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Old 06-18-2018, 05:58 PM   #1
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Torsion bars lifting

Is it normal for the spring bars on wdh to lift when making sharp turns?We have the Husky 32218 Center Line
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Old 06-19-2018, 08:42 AM   #2
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Most WDH's don't like "extreme" TV turns especially if they aren't adjusted correctly which could result in 'excessive' noise, and/or spring bars binding/bending associated hardware.

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Most WDH's don't like "extreme" TV turns especially if they aren't adjusted correctly which could result in 'excessive' noise, and/or spring bars binding/bending associated hardware.

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Could it be because there is too much weight transferred to the tongue? Unfortunately there isn’t a scale near me, that I am aware of, to weigh it.
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What pound bar do you use. might be too light.
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suizieshome,

The WDH's main design function is to distribute weight "off" the TV's rear axle due to the effect of the tongue weight being placed on the hitch ball. The WDH when adjusted correctly will "return" the weight that was "removed" from the TV's front axle when the tongue weight was initially placed on the hitch ball. For the most part once the tongue weight is placed on the hitch ball it remains fairly constant.

I would confirm that your WDH is adjusted correctly under "loaded" conditions...., the Husky installation/adjustment documentation is a good start (CAT scale can follow).

If your RV dealer didn't provide the Husky Center Line documentation the following may be helpful:

Husky: https://www.huskytow.com/wp-includes...structions.pdf

The above instructions will get you in the ballpark, the CAT scale can dial-in adjustments and confirm weights.

CAT scale: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...v-tt-3871.html

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Bars are rated at 800-1200. Trailer is around 4400lbs plus gear, maybe another 300lbs.
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We did all the adjustments as per the manual.We got a new tv so had to change it. We keep everything in the trailer between trips except clothes, and travel with empty tanks. I didn’t notice if the bars lifted on the previous set up. So are you saying the lifting is not normal, or is to be expected in tight turns?
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Are you towing level?
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Just to recap, When you setup a WDH, On a level surface you set the camper level then back your vehicle up to the hitch then set the ball height to the nearest hole so the trailer would be level with the ball, choosing a hole one notch higher if not level. hitch the vehcle to the trailer, then adjust the bars to remove the drop in the back end back up to a level position. Correct?
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