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Old 08-13-2015, 03:18 PM   #1
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WDH setup question

We picked up our RV from storage today to get it prepared for a trip this weekend. I was able to get one more chain link on my spring bars. I have zero sag or lifting on the front wheels, the wheel well measurements is 35.5" unhitched and hitched. Rear wheel well is 36.25 inches hitched, 37.5" unhitched.

These numbers seem pretty good to me. I'd like to have a little more lift on the rear axle, but I think the only way to achieve that is to get air bags.

I snapped this pic on a relatively level stretch of road near home. Does this look pretty level?
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:29 PM   #2
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You have it set up right, don't change anything. Looks good.
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Old 08-13-2015, 03:36 PM   #3
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From my phone it looks very good. Nice thing about the chain style setup, you can adjust the number of links really easily, and try a little more or less tension.
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Tylersdad,
This looks good just remember your added weights like if your filling your water tanks or adding to the truck bed. WDH as you know isn't all there is too it. The payloads have to be distributed evenly as well.
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We don't put anything in the bed of the truck and we're out of room in the front storage, so the only thing that could impact it is the weight of my wife, son and me...about 370 lbs.
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Looks good to me....
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These numbers seem pretty good to me. I'd like to have a little more lift on the rear axle, but I think the only way to achieve that is to get air bags.
My WDH specifically says to have airbags inflated to the minimum when using their Blue Ox system. Your setup looks great (sharp trailer!), but it does seem odd that there is no drop in the front.

I have a relatively heavy hitch weight for a 1500, 800-900lb, and without WDH my rear drops ~1.5" and front lifts about ~0.5". When I engage the WDH the rear drops 0.5" and the front drops 0.5". It seems as if your setup is distributing the weight to trailer axles only, and not the front axle and trailer axles.

Do you feel any weirdness with your steering?
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My WDH specifically says to have airbags inflated to the minimum when using their Blue Ox system. Your setup looks great (sharp trailer!), but it does seem odd that there is no drop in the front.



I have a relatively heavy hitch weight for a 1500, 800-900lb, and without WDH my rear drops ~1.5" and front lifts about ~0.5". When I engage the WDH the rear drops 0.5" and the front drops 0.5". It seems as if your setup is distributing the weight to trailer axles only, and not the front axle and trailer axles.



Do you feel any weirdness with your steering?

It did feel weird. With 2 links showing, the front drops an inch. With 3 links (as shown), the front has no sag at all. My WDH instructions say that there should be little sag on the front.

I am hoping to get rid of this hitch and have the dealer buy it back from me. I've had it two weeks and they have not been able to deliver the 2nd sway bar and haven't called me when they've promised to call me. I didn't even want this hitch--another story all together.

Thanks all for the advice.
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It did feel weird. With 2 links showing, the front drops an inch. With 3 links (as shown), the front has no sag at all. My WDH instructions say that there should be little sag on the front.
Too bad about your dealer, I went with the most convenient option, which (in my opinion) is the Blue Ox hitch. Its built well and you can use any rating of bars with the same hitch head. Set-up and break-down is also relatively easy; regarding its performance, I have not used other WDHs so I will not comment other than it seems to do its job.

Originally I wanted Reese's WDH with sway control that seems to be an improvement on the Equalizer, you can find it here. It is just hard to find, its a relatively new product, and you need to buy an accessory kit for low slung couplers (like what Jayco uses).
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I've been looking closely at the Anderson.
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