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Old 08-23-2009, 08:02 AM   #15
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This has been discussed many times but, in general, I've found that very little weight can be restored to the front axle of my 3500 series TV without requiring excessive loading of the equalizer bars. Likewise, only relatively minor "unloading" of the front axle occurs - even in a "dead load" arrangement. Excessive "hitching" is hard on the trailer - whereas the TV could care less. That's why many of us with heavy-duty TVs have opted to use 600 lb bars and been very happy with the results. Do a search and you'll find a wealth of information about the subject - much of which is in conflict with the hitch manufacturers directions.


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Old 08-24-2009, 10:40 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by flmgrip View Post
with all respect... what has this copied text to do with anything talked about here... more than one person mentioned also that measuring the fender height will only get you that far...
From your original post it appeared your hitch was not set up correctly and I was just going some insight as to how to correct your problem.

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