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Old 02-12-2012, 06:30 PM   #141
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I wouldn't worry about how busy the scales are if I need a reading. The truck drivers are no more masters of their time than anyone else; everyones use is legitimate. It's a quick on-off no matter what is being scaled. (Pay at fuel desk; the back door).

Go to Post #50 of this thread and use the Ron Gratz chart (also posted elsewhere) as a guide to see how WDH can be analyzed (example given of Robert Cross set-up).

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Old 02-12-2012, 06:40 PM   #142
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Originally Posted by SuperTrouper View Post
Hi Doug.

The head is tilted back toward the trailer as far as it will go which was the only way I could get the WD bars aimed low enough to take some of the weight at 4 or 5 links.

Unless I've got it backwards in my mind.

Your photos do tend to look to me as if the head is not tilted towards the trailer as previously posted. Must be an optical illusion or my crooked eyes.

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Old 02-12-2012, 06:47 PM   #143

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Originally Posted by finalcutjoe View Post

I just took the 'no WD' drive axle weight and subtracted 'truck only' drive axle weight to get tongue... right?

You know I'm using the Arrow... with 1400# bars I have to crank 'em up to max, just to get reload on steer axle

That's what I thought, ours was 1080Lbs that way. 1275 on the Sherline.

What hole are you using on your jacks, I started out in the forth, with three showing open,(pic) I had to move to the third with two open. You could try shortening to get more tension.
Yeah... I know the strut bar ain't parallel, I was an Arrow newbie then.

Do you have the Autoride suspension on your Burb?

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"Sticks & stones can break your bones...and hail will dent your Airstream"

So when is this..."old enough to know better" supposed to kick in?
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:55 PM   #144
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It's time for me to re evaluate my hitch set up again as I don't know what my weight numbers are anymore, and I've been making changes to my list of things I require to have while traveling around.
This thread has been helpful to me in the past to dial in my WD hitch so I read it again and I'm ready to get into it. Now just hoping for some cooler weather so I can begin.
Old, old thread but lots of good info posted since it got started.

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