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Old 06-28-2016, 04:26 PM   #31
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Here is a photo of the entire unit.
I do have more stuff (heavy) in the front pass thru than the Sewer Stuff and hoses, plus some straps in the back storage area below the bunk.
Here is a photo I am level. Trailer frame is only about 1/2 inch lower in the front than in the rear. TV is pretty level also. Chains on the 2nd link.


Yes, road in photo is downhill and TV and TT are facing downhill.

By the way, the Brake breakaway cable running thru the chains is how the dealer set it up. I do intend to fix that.
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Old 06-28-2016, 04:48 PM   #32
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I tow a 35.5' 32BHDS with my 2500HD Silverado Durmax Diesel 3/4 ton. I had my hitch modified (added a piece of metal) on the left side to mount another ball to attach another sway bar. It helped considerably. Got a Husky S/B off Amazon for $50 bucks so the total mod cost me approximately $75.00. Certainly helps with trucks passing and broadside winds.
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I tow a 35.5' 32BHDS with my 2500HD Silverado Durmax Diesel 3/4 ton. I had my hitch modified (added a piece of metal) on the left side to mount another ball to attach another sway bar. It helped considerably. Got a Husky S/B off Amazon for $50 bucks so the total mod cost me approximately $75.00. Certainly helps with trucks passing and broadside winds.
I guess a 2nd sway bar is what I am going to need.
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Old 06-28-2016, 07:03 PM   #34
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Looking at your picture of the whole rig, looks to me like your Expedition is sitting lower in the rear than the front. If you look at the clearance of your tires to the fenders, there is a noticeable difference with the front being much higher than the rear. That indicates you should tighten up your WDH hitch to shift more weight back on the front of your TV. Adding the 2nd sway bar will also help. When checking how level your TV is, you should be measuring at the fenders above the tires comparing the measurements from the front to the back. They should be very close to the same or slightly higher (1 inch or less) in the front, if your WDH is set up properly. They way it is sitting now, it looks like the front end of the TV is light which will magnify the sway effects. If you have the manual for your WDH hitch, it should have the setup procedures to set your hitch up properly for the best results. If you don't have the manual, get a copy.
Setting it up properly will make the towing experience much more pleasurable. Good Luck and have fun camping.
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I guess a 2nd sway bar is what I am going to need.
Before buying a second sway bar, you should go weigh the rig set up as it it would be on a normal trip as mentioned, with 3 weights total. Have all the passengers that usually go in the tv as well. Follow my signature link for the CAT Scale how to, and in the thread there is a link for to find the nearest scale. Then report back with the numbers and we can help from there.

It really does sound like to light of a tw. But it is hard to say without any actual weights.

Do not worry about how level the tv is. Measuring (or weighing) the front fender (axle) when it is the tv only, the once the tt is hooked up and the wdh is adjusted properly, the front fender height (weight) will be back to the unhooked measurement at the most. The rear axle will be what it is. Have you looked in your tv owners manual to see what Ford recommends for a wdh adjustment? The biggest thing you should not do transfer more weight to the front axle when the wd bars are hooked than what the front axle weight is for the tv only.
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I can not tell from the pic where your hitch is set but I still believe that if you drop the ball assembly 1 hole, that will allow you to put more tension on the wd bars and thereby transfer weight to the steer axle without increasing sway.
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