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Old 05-27-2015, 07:33 PM   #11
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As a rule of thumb, measure the distance from the ground to the top of the wheel wells, both front and rear. If you have your WD bars set right, the front should not come up (distance increases). The rear can squat 1-2 inches (distance decrease). If your front is coming up, then you should try to increase the tension on the WD bars until you fall within these parameters.

I have the Equal-i-zer WD hitch, and my front axle is at the same height hooked up and the rear squats about 1-1/2 inches. And the trailer rides just about 1 inch tongue low.

Every trailer and TV combination is different, so the number of links will be different too.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:35 PM   #12
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I have a Reese dual cam and have three hanging.

When I picked it up from the dealer there was two hanging but it pulled horrible and with a trip to the scale found that it wasn't even close to correct. I had to adjust the tilt on the head to get it right but the only way to know if you have it right is by weighing it or you can do the measuring thing but I have found the scale to be more accurate.

It takes time to go to the scale but it really gives you an idea of what is changing when you make changes to the WDH.
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Old 05-27-2015, 08:46 PM   #13
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I have a Reese dual cam and have three hanging.

I had to adjust the tilt on the head to get it right but the only way to know if you have it right is by weighing it or you can do the measuring thing but I have found the scale to be more accurate.

It takes time to go to the scale but it really gives you an idea of what is changing when you make changes to the WDH.
Good point I forgot to mention. I tweaked mine over several trips and last adjustment was to tilt the head down. That seemed to make a big difference.

And scales will definitely give you a good picture on how the weight is being shifted. If you have the installation instructions, they will tell you how to make adjustments. If you don't have them, try searching online, I'm sure you can find and download them
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Thanks for all the tips...very helpful...I need to educate myself on the hitch adjustment...I don't have an impact driver so that might go on the list
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I have a Reese dual cam and have three hanging.

When I picked it up from the dealer there was two hanging but it pulled horrible and with a trip to the scale found that it wasn't even close to correct. I had to adjust the tilt on the head to get it right but the only way to know if you have it right is by weighing it or you can do the measuring thing but I have found the scale to be more accurate.

It takes time to go to the scale but it really gives you an idea of what is changing when you make changes to the WDH.
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Old 05-28-2015, 07:38 AM   #16
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Just a word of caution, in the event that the WDH chains being utilized aren't of the same length/link count (has happened)..., referencing chain links "under tension" in lieu of "hanging" will insure commonality in reference and application of.

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Just a word of caution, in the event that the WDH chains being utilized aren't of the same length/link count (has happened)..., referencing chain links "under tension" in lieu of "hanging" will insure commonality in reference and application of.

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From Hence forth I shall refer to links under tension!
Makes more sense that way actually...
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snip.....I need to educate myself on the hitch adjustment...I don't have an impact driver so that might go on the list
Just a thought...., once you tackle the WDH adjusting process feel free to post close-up pics of your WDH (TV/TT hitched) once you have it dialed-in, and any comments on the adjusting process....., may be helpful to others.

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