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Old 04-08-2016, 10:29 PM   #81
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Weight rating on the bars is 750 and tongue weight from specs is 515
Spec means nothing, you need to weigh it. Go to a CAT scale, or a steel recycling yard or a roadside DOT scale or something. OldmanAZ is right, don't make a move without verifying your weights.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:40 PM   #82
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Spec means nothing, you need to weigh it. Go to a CAT scale, or a steel recycling yard or a roadside DOT scale or something. OldmanAZ is right, don't make a move without verifying your weights.
How can I get to the scale without moving? Ugh the closest CAT is 35 miles away. All highway!
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:45 PM   #83
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How can I get to the scale without moving? Ugh the closest CAT is 35 miles away. All highway!
Do you have a bathroom scale?

https://www.etrailer.com/faq-how-to-...ue-weight.aspx

At least that will give you tongue weight.

BTW, tongue high creates LOTS of problems, you would much rather be an inch or so low on the tongue if not level.
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Old 04-08-2016, 10:56 PM   #84
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Do you have a bathroom scale?

https://www.etrailer.com/faq-how-to-...ue-weight.aspx

At least that will give you tongue weight.

BTW, tongue high creates LOTS of problems, you would much rather be an inch or so low on the tongue if not level.
That was the only way to give me more ground clearance. If I go back to the 2nd link I will be hanging too low again. On the third link the tongue is a little higher. Ugh this is all so confusing and upsetting. I want a WINNIE!
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Old 04-09-2016, 06:42 AM   #86
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Nope went to 2 different auto parts stores and they both told me battery is no good. I am going to pick up some distilled water and charge it more on the trickle and see what happens. I did not pick up my TT yet this pic was from when I bought it. The dealer set up the hitch system for me.
Far as the battery goes, do NOT add distilled water. Got to your local Interstate Battery dealer. Take your battery, either in the equipment or out, or if you're comfortable working with acid yourself you can do it, and add electrolyte (acid) to it. I live right in front of our local Interstate distributor, and these guys have kept me from ruining batteries by doing just that. Rather than take the battery out of the equipment, I usually service it in place. Please wear GOGGLES (not just safety glasses) and chemical (acid) resistant gloves. One splash can ruin the day pretty quick. Good people that know what they're doing.

I was creeping on here about the wdh. Thanks for the info.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:32 AM   #87
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Wish I never woke this thread back up because now I am feeling scared my set up is wrong again and a danger to my family. Ugh!!! I'm supposed to go camping next week!
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What you have is better than nothing at all. I know people who tow with no wdh. That's a risk. Just always err to caution. Getting there safe makes a fun trip.
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I wouldn't say your setup is wrong. I would say you can do things to optimize it. I feel the friction sway bar you are using is useless. I had one on our 2007 Jayco Hybrid and it made no difference in the way the trailer felt when towing. I always had the feeling the trailer was moving around back there. I even bought a 3/4 ton Dodge Ram and still could feel it moving around. I could even see it in the mirrors moving around. I think a lot of it was the torsion suspension and light duty 14" tires on the hybrid.

We eventually traded the hybrid in on our 26 BH and it towed straighter and better than the hybrid. I think due to being heavier as well as stronger tires and suspension. I then went to Tundra and with the P-rated tires and softer suspension, I could feel the trailer moving around again. Decided to break down and buy the best hitch on the market and got the ProPride 3P. Haven't looked back no matter the weather conditions.

That being said, changing to a different WDH WITH built-in sway control or going to a setup that eliminates sway (like the ProPride 3P or Hensley) will make your setup tow much better and calm your nerves. The hitch setup makes all the difference in the world.
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Lukenick1; Just relax and talk to your dealer if they can improve your setup. With all the many experts here it can be confusing. The Jay Feather you have is a light TT and your TV is heavy enough to handle it. Don't spend money on you really don't need. Your setup might need some adjusting to tune it up a bit. TV-TT combo's handle different than a truck by itself. Your dealer can take it for a spin to check how it handles. If your dealer did set it up with TT nose high then he should correct the problem.
On this forum we never see the real picture of the problem even if it is well explained.
A good visual by an expert in RV's or RVing is the best.
So lady don't panic it doesn't solve the problem.
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