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Old 05-13-2011, 11:09 AM   #31
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I am no expert, but on my rig the front of the TT is a little lower than on yours. Mine tow great, last summer we went to Disney from NY. we traveled I-95 and at times were doing 70mph before I realized it and slowed down.
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Old 05-13-2011, 11:59 AM   #32
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snip......This can be done in the driveway using a bathroom scale....snip
I invested in a Sherline tongue weight scale (2,000lb rated), and have used it with fellow campers at CG's I camp at. Some have been amazed at their actual loaded tongue weight.

My loaded tongue weight a number of weeks ago was 1,200lbs on-the-money (been that way for years), and I have a 1,200lb WDH. Now, I just added (2) 6V deep cycle batteries to my A-frame recently, and these batteries weigh 70lbs each. I plan to check my loaded tongue weight again with the Sherline scale, and there is the "potential" that I may have to upgrade to the next size rated Reese spring bar.



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Old 05-13-2011, 12:30 PM   #33
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snip......This is brand new and right before we took it off the lot.....snip
As you are aware, what's important is the "loaded weight" of your TV/TT combination. Leaving the dealer's lot "empty" won't give you a real world towing picture. Any WDH will have to be re-adjusted under loaded conditions.

But I agree with your suspicions that the 1,000lb rated WDH may be a little under rated, especially if you are loading for a family. The 29QBH is a 33'-3" TT with a GVWR of 9,250lbs. For this size TT you want a loaded tongue weight of 13% to 15% of "your" loaded TT weight.

I believe that you would be better served with a 1,200lb rate WDH just based on the potential loaded weight capabilities of the 29QBH and your family. Visiting a CAT scale after you are under TV/TT loaded conditions would be highly recommended to confirm your weights.

I can't tell from the picture, what kind of sway control came with the WDH?

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[QUOTE=daedalus3;21024]Greetings,

I have a question. We have a new 2010 29BHS JayflightG2 and 2010 RAM 1500 5.7 HEMI. Our truck has no problem towing the trailer but we notice that the rear end is still more than a bit down even when I use my EQ bars on the 5th rung.

The Dodge Ram 1500 has coil springs in the rear and that gives you a car like feel but they compress very easy once you put weight into the bed. I know that they advertise that you can hall 1,000 in the bed. I have the 2500 dodge and they use the leaf spring and it's a huge differance in feel from the 1500 to the 2500 but it never looks like the rear end is lower if when I have 40 40LB bags of salt in the rear.
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I invested in a Sherline tongue weight scale (2,000lb rated), and have used it with fellow campers at CG's I camp at. Some have been amazed at their actual loaded tongue weight.

My loaded tongue weight a number of weeks ago was 1,200lbs on-the-money (been that way for years), and I have a 1,200lb WDH. Now, I just added (2) 6V deep cycle batteries to my A-frame recently, and these batteries weigh 70lbs each. I plan to check my loaded tongue weight again with the Sherline scale, and there is the "potential" that I may have to upgrade to the next size rated Reese spring bar.



http://www.sherline.com/lm.htm

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Thanks for the URL I have been looking for one of those...
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This is a bigger pic of my TV and TT I use for my profile. This is brand new and right before we took it off the lot.

Members take a look and give me some insight on the set up. This thread has me wondering if I am too low or not.

I am running 1,000# bars.
That looks low to me. You are pushing that truck hard as you are very close to your max towing weight when loaded. I would adjust it one setting.
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