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Old 06-29-2015, 12:40 PM   #15
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I use the Sway Pro with the 1000 lb bars. My trailer has a factory advertised tongue weight of 850lbs. I "played around" with how many links of chain to count off before the locking slots. I am guessing from my tinkering you should start by taking in somewhere between 7-9 links on each side. Getting some pressure (or some bow) in those bars will help control sway better. If you attach the trailer to the truck and then jack the front up pretty high (while they are attached) you can lock the chains in pretty easily. Just do the same thing when it is time to remove the bars. Also make sure the set screws that tighten to the trailer frame on both sides is nice and tight. I think one member had one of these pop off on his Sway Pro and injure him.
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Old 06-29-2015, 02:20 PM   #16
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AGM batteries require a different float (maintain) charge voltage than wet batteries. If the voltage is too high the battery will be ruined over time.

Basic to Advanced Battery Information from Battery University
"As with all gelled and sealed units, AGM batteries are sensitive to overcharging. These batteries can be charged to 2.40V/cell (and higher) without problem; however, the float charge should be reduced to between 2.25 and 2.30V/cell (summer temperatures may require lower voltages). Automotive charging systems for flooded lead acid often have a fixed float voltage setting of 14.40V (2.40V/cell), and a direct replacement with a sealed unit could spell trouble by exposing the battery to undue overcharge on a long drive."


Bottom line...the original inverter will kill a new AGM if left unattended and at full charge voltage over time....who knows how long?

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Old 06-29-2015, 05:29 PM   #17
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Them china tow masters are not a quality tire, I used up 3 sets of them, one set went 16000 miles, before they all went south.....
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Old 06-29-2015, 06:01 PM   #18
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them china tow masters are not a quality tire, i used up 3 sets of them, one set went 16000 miles, before they all went south.....

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Old 06-30-2015, 05:51 AM   #19
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Carlisle trailer tires ain't no 'count, neither.
I had them as original equipment on a 2009 sob. They were completely worn out and were replaced with better tires in 2012.
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:43 AM   #20
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We still use the original Reese spring bar and friction bar hitch provided with our 67 Overlander. The Overlander isn't as heavy as yours but we have never had an issue with this simple hitch over some 100k plus miles. As for tires, I have for 15 years now run GoodYear Marathon ST's and have been very pleased with their performance and longevity. Whatever tire you decide to purchase, make sure the load range matches the weight of your trailer. I also recommend you purchase ST's as the side walls are more heavily reinforced for The side loads they get with trailer use. My trailer battery is an Optima deep cycle AGM and I love it. I will never buy a conventional liquid filled battry again.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:20 AM   #21
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Well, the green ball tires are already on their way, so I guess I am trying them for a bit at least. I won't be doing much overland traveling for the first couple of years at least. The airstream will be out in the boondocks near my land and I will be working on it, so the tires should be good for a while.

Jacob, which battery did you get? Bluetop Type 27? And, given the info supplied earlier, did you change out the charging system? What with?

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Old 06-30-2015, 02:01 PM   #22
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Agree with the Optima. I put a Yellow Top in my Pathfinder. Motorcycle batteries are AGM batteries, too.


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I have been using the Reese hitch with the friction sway control and my 1985 31' tracks beautifully. As far as tires go , currently I have St225/75 R15 sized tires on the original 15" rims. I am considering moving up to 16" rims so I can have the Michelin LT tires put on. I do not want Chinese made tires. There are as many choices as there are opinions on this, so good luck!
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