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Old 03-08-2014, 03:10 PM   #1
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First Travel trailer pull. Proper set-up of WD & Sway

Made my first pull of new travel trailer from dealer. New Anderson WD & Sway control set-up by dealer. What should you feel on Interstate in wind and passing rigs? TV sets pretty level when hooked up.

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Old 03-08-2014, 04:32 PM   #2
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Most of the comments here (and other camping sites) suggest the only real way to tell is to find a CAT scale and weigh the TV as you would normally load it without the TT and then again with the TT for proper weight distribution.

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Old 03-08-2014, 06:50 PM   #3
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Towing your TV/TT combination from the dealer's lot won't give you an accurate towing experience because your in an "unloaded" condition.

Also, there is no way for the dealer tech to pre-adjust your Anderson WDH in anticipation of your TV/TT loaded weights, we all have different loading habits. Hopefully the dealer gave you the installation/adjustment instructions for your WDH.

The only accurate way to confirm that your Anderson WDH is adjusted correctly is a trip to a CAT scale under "loaded" conditions (ready to camp), the CAT scale will also confirm your critical weights.

CAT Scale TV/TT '"how to": https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f37/how-to-weigh-your-tv-tt-3871.html

Feel free to post your CAT scale results and JOF members will help you interpret them if you like.

There is a way to adjust a WDH that will get you in the ball-park, but you will need the WDH documentation, and also consult your TV owners manual for front suspension requirements when using a WDH.

If you run a search on the "Anderson" there are a couple threads here at JOF.


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