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Trunnion Weight Distribution Spring

Hello, I haven’t been on here for many years, more accurate about 5-8 years, lol I have enclosed cargo ATV trailer that I’m in need of help. Trailer is Look 18 feet SE Element, GVWR 7000 lbs. tandem axle. This was towed with 2017 F250SD…no issues at all. We just got 2021 F-150 Powerboost. Truck’s towing is rated 12,700 lbs. which is nearly double from what we need. Trailer total weight when fully loaded is around 6500 lbs. I tow two Polaris side by side machines and all our gear, so the weight is distributed very evenly. When trailer is attached to the truck, the tongue weight will push down the rear 4” and front will come up 1”. I never weighted tongue weight, but if I have to guess it would be somewhere around 700 lbs. The truck looks very level from front to back. F-150’s sits very high at rear, but is 4” too much (3” with bars)? I try to use weight distribution bars rated 800 lbs. and I’m able to get rear of the truck up only 1-1/4” and almost no changes to the front. At the moment the trailer is ¾” higher on front vs rear. I do have another set of 1200 lbs. bars, but missing chains, so I did not try that today. How much can I tilt ball towards the trailer to get more spring tension from the bars? My question is: do you think 1200 lbs. bars would bring the truck to the level where the empty truck is or would 1K lbs. (is there 1K option) bars make better choice for me to try or should I tow with what I have? We need to tow this setup for up to a 3-4 times per year 300 miles round trips, other towing is done with class A RV. Any help I can get is greatly appreciated. Thank you, Andrew
drasek 01/22/22 05:53pm Beginning RVing
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