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Old 11-02-2005, 01:01 PM   #57
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Tires are R70/16, with an E load range, 51psi.
Judy, your tire should say something that looks like LT265/70R16E.
That is what we need.
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Old 11-02-2005, 05:00 PM   #58
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You guys are right. The type of tire and sidewall height do have an influence on sway.
Also I have a Hensley hitch. It came as part of the purchase of my 31 foot airstream trailer. I have only towed a boat a few times before so don't have any comparative input but will say that with this hitch,trailer and an E150 club wagon have never felt any sway or sensation of not being totally in control. I suspect other systems work as well, or nobody would tow a trailer for recreation.
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:25 PM   #59
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That's funny. I can imagine what you mean. I had a hard time lifting the ones that they make with the three size balls on them I just wanted to be safe and the guy I bought my Argosy from said I needed a solid piece and not the hollow one I have. You have all given me something to think about when I replace these tires; however, this is a new truck and I really don't want to replace 5 tires right now. I'll go with the equalizer hitch, sway bar and a lower speed until my tires wear out. They're huge tires and they look so good on this truck. Besides they look very expensive and I'm trying to pay for a new hitch, new water lines, new AC, new floor, new upholstery, new LP/elect water heater------well you get it. I'm paying to own a classic Argosy!!!!!!!!!
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:31 PM   #60
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That's funny. I can imagine what you mean. I had a hard time lifting the ones that they make with the three size balls on them I just wanted to be safe and the guy I bought my Argosy from said I needed a solid piece and not the hollow one I have.
That is what came with our Argosy, also, a solid head. Very heavy. Ask me how I know.
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Old 11-02-2005, 07:41 PM   #61
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Oops, I bet I know. How long did it take the foot to heal?
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Old 01-02-2006, 06:13 AM   #62
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Interesting thread folks. Been lurking for a while. I have an 25' International CCD towed with '05 Chevy 2500HD Duramax Crew Cab and EH. No towing drama at all going through the Rockies. Average about 75 on the flats. Dreamstream's experience settles the question for me about switching to a HA.
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Old 01-09-2006, 11:02 AM   #63
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I too have an Equal-i-zer and am very happy with it. And besides, my other half won't let me spend that much $$. (Ouch!)

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Old 06-20-2006, 03:17 PM   #64
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Hey DreamStream, hope life is good!

Is there a conclusion and any recomendations to your experiment yet?

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Old 08-14-2006, 06:50 PM   #65
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hitch height 79 Ambassdor

Airstream specifications says hitch ball height 19.5 inches. When I measure my 1979 Ambassdor trailer hitch from level ground to top of hitch it reads 15 inches. Carpenter level on floor of travels reads level. Would like to pull level utilizing a Hensley Hitch. Any thoughts?
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Old 08-18-2006, 10:32 PM   #66
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Yep. Check your axles first (lot of good info using Search here) and then consider that the tow vehicles of the day might have been much more softly sprung than what we use now.

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What was the rational for the 1200# bars for a Bambi?
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:09 PM   #68
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I am curious too. 1,200# bars on the Equalizer are for trailers up to 12,000# with tongue wt. up to 1,000#. For a 19' Bambi, I would think the 600# bars would be sufficient. Our dealer put on 1,200# bars, but should have used 1,000# ones. That's before I knew anything. Also I recently found one of the adjustment bolts on the head wasn't tight enough causing a space to open up at the washers. I called Equalizer about the bars and was told it was ok if it was otherwise adjusted correctly. I'm not sure that makes any sense.

This thread is 5 years old and I'm wondering how DreamStream's experience has been after all this time.

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I am curious too. 1,200# bars on the Equalizer are for trailers up to 12,000# with tongue wt. up to 1,000#. For a 19' Bambi, I would think the 600# bars would be sufficient. Our dealer put on 1,200# bars, but should have used 1,000# ones. That's before I knew anything. Also I recently found one of the adjustment bolts on the head wasn't tight enough causing a space to open up at the washers. I called Equalizer about the bars and was told it was ok if it was otherwise adjusted correctly. I'm not sure that makes any sense.

This thread is 5 years old and I'm wondering how DreamStream's experience has been after all this time.

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I have a feeling Dreamstream is long gone. His last activity was in February of 2007.

Also, he was comparing using the orange on a 30' Holiday Rambler and then switching to a Bambi with an Equalizer so his experiment would have been meaningless.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:23 AM   #70
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Good point about two different trailers Sean. I missed that.

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