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Posted: 08/31/21 06:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looks to me like you are nose down on the trailer. Try flip your stinger and adjust to level your trailer. Also looks like you are in the outer hole on the stinger, possibly because your spare is in the way? Longer the fulcrum the more bob.

Also how many miles on the truck? Original shocks could be worn?

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I'm skeptical of the 3000lb payload...what does the door sticker say?

As you mentioned, swing by the CAT scale and get real numbers and compare those to the numbers on the door jamb.

Dry weight of the trailer is useless as no one travels dry (and the dry weight is often wrong)

The change in the fender height looks reasonable.

What is your experience towing?
- A passing semi pushing the stern over a bit is not sway. As long as the trailer gets back in line as soon as it's past, that's not a sign of an issue typically.
- Sway is when it keeps swinging back and forth after the semi is past.
- Soft tires will tend to make things a bit more bouncy.


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Have you loaded the trailer up for a trip yet? You may only have 10% for tongue weight.
You need a minimum of 12% for it to tow properly.
You’ll need to weigh it loaded for a trip and move stuff inside to get it to the 12% tongue weight.
I would also ditch that hitch and go with a Reese’s Dual Cam. Much better hitch.


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Actually came back from the test drive.

Inflated the TV's tire pressure to the max(50 PSI), the ride was very unsafe. Even worse than before. A lot of side-to-side movement on the high way. Not quite sure whether it's the TV or the TT swaying. Couldn't look too much on the posture of the TT as I had to 100% focusing on holding the steering [emoticon].

Felt like losing traction, or driving on the snow .

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The ball should tilt slightly towards the trailer.

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After your last post I would seek professional help adjusting the package.. it won't cost much and will be safer.

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Sorry - what's the stringer ?

The mileage is about 37K.

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Looks to me like you are nose down on the trailer. Try flip your stinger and adjust to level your trailer. Also looks like you are in the outer hole on the stinger, possibly because your spare is in the way? Longer the fulcrum the more bob.

Also how many miles on the truck? Original shocks could be worn?


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Could you please share more details regarding "adjusting the package" ? Go to the dealership(I have a Ford dealership, which I didn't buy the VT from).

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After your last post I would seek professional help adjusting the package.. it won't cost much and will be safer.


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Heard back from the manufacturer of the WDH, the impression he got is the rare axles seem squat too much(not lifted up due to insufficient weight distributed). 

Here are his suggestions. 
- The hitch ball needs 7 degree towards the trailer
- Hanger needs to be 1 hole up
- The hanger's direction needs a bit adjustment(to allow the spring bar resting on both end of the hanger)

Will give it a try soon.

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bobby7718 wrote:

Inflated the TV's tire pressure to the max(50 PSI)

Wait... I cannot believe that you have 3000 lbs of payload and 50 psi tires.

Take a picture of the yellow door sticker with your actual payload. I'd be willing to bet that you don't have nearly 3000 lbs payload. Changing your tires to E rated would help feel a lot better.

Also, looking at the numbers it doesn't seem that your WDH is pushing enough weight forward.


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