Originally Posted by cameront120
How does it handle?
Just drove the rig "for real" for the 1st time taking it to a leak testing appointment (see this thread
)... It was the absolute worst possible day to do a 1st run... 40 mph winds, raining cats and dogs. Horrible driving conditions.
All that being said, I was really happy with the R320's ability to handle this trailer in combination with the hitch installed by Can-Am RV. Don't get me wrong, you definitely know you're pulling a 31' trailer, but there was no issues with handling, accelerating or stopping. I even had to make one emergency stop (white-knuckled) and it stopped straight and quickly.
As a result of my 1st real-world towing experience with this setup I do think that I have some adjustment to do on my Weight Distribution bars...
I tried it on the 1st and 2nd chain rings but I might go to the 3rd ring or maybe use some bolts to do half a ring between the 2nd and 3rd. It's hard to adjust the WD setup because the vehicle has self-leveling rear air suspension, so really I'm using a "rule of thumb" that the front of the vehicle should measure as somewhere between 1/2 and 3/4 of an inch lower when the WD is applied. Nonetheless, everything is pretty level when it's all hooked up and configured properly so it's just fine-tuning at this point.