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Old 10-12-2015, 10:38 AM   #1
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Cat scale weights

We stopped at the cat scales to check our set up. Truck and trailer are packed full, fresh water tanks are both full 30 gal on truck, black and grey tanks are empty. We use an EAZ-Lift hitch with 1000lbs bar. Comments please.

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Old 10-12-2015, 10:51 AM   #2
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Very nice looking set up. Like the commercial storage end of your truck.
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I'm thinking you need some more weight on the steer axle. I'm sure some of the pros will chime in.
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Very nice looking set up. Like the commercial storage end of your truck.

The truck is used for our dogs. Three on each side plus storage for training equipment, clothes, food etc.
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I'm thinking you need some more weight on the steer axle. I'm sure some of the pros will chime in.

That's what I was thinking but it's a struggle getting the one link on the wd bars.
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That's what I was thinking but it's a struggle getting the one link on the wd bars.

You should be shooting to recover more front axle load with WD. From 50% to 100% depending on who you take advice from. I'd try for close to 100% recovery. To get more links on, hitch up and then use your AS tongue jack to lift the coupled rig as high as possible. Should be "easy" to get 2-3 links on there. Try it with 2, drive around, weigh then try with 3 and repeat. Confirm you are not exceeding axle loads (nameplate inside drivers door), assuming neither gives you trouble, pick the one that drives best. You may need to adjust your hitch setup to correct for level - with more WD applies you will tend to be more nose up.
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We do use the tongue jack to help to attach the wd bars. With our old 3/4 ton truck attaching to the 3rd link was easy. With the new 1 ton it's difficult to get just one link hanging down.
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Max axle loads are 5600lbs for the front and 9375 for the rear.
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I would try for another 200lbs to the front, with the rig,(AS&TV) level at that setting.

But.....with the HD, 2500,D-Max a lot rides on how it rides. Put miles on each setting & chooze the one that werks best for you.

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GM suggests a 50% restoration. ThevGM suggestion is based on measuring the height of the front fender (ground to bottom of the fender trim. Restores As mentioned how does it drive? From a weight standpoint your 1/2 link is pretty close to a 50% restoration of weight.
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GM suggests a 50% restoration. ThevGM suggestion is based on measuring the height of the front fender (ground to bottom of the fender trim. Restores As mentioned how does it drive? From a weight standpoint your 1/2 link is pretty close to a 50% restoration of weight.

Unless my math is wrong 1/2 link is 44% and 1 link is 55%. Both set ups seem to drive ok. Can it drive better? What's best for the trailer?
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Thumbs up ...best for the trailer?

The AS doesn't really care as long as it's level and it's axle & tire ratings haven't been exceeded.

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Same couple of rivets by the door seem to pop occasionally. I thought this maybe because of the hitch setup.
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Same couple of rivets by the door seem to pop occasionally. I thought this maybe because of the hitch setup.
Do you have helper springs or any suspension mods? Trailer wheels balanced? Running gear shake a common cause.
600/800lb WD bars would help soften the rear suspension ride.

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