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Old 06-10-2011, 11:18 AM   #1
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How does this look

I got a new tow vehicle so I'm trying to get everything set up. The front is about a 1/4" higher than unloaded, and the rear is about 1 1/4" lower. The trailer is level.

The stinger has a 7" drop, and is level.
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Old 06-10-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Looks Great!!

What were your measurements before you tensioned your Bars?

The proof is in the towing. I used measurements for the initial haha install also, but it's still important to hit the CAT scales.

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I think that your rig is looking good. Both the TT and the TV appear level.

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Thanks, the measurements before the trailer was hooked up was 40 3/4" in the front and 41 3/4" in the rear. Hooked up with no tension in the bars was 41 1/8" front 40 1/4" rear.

Now the front is 41" and the rear is 40 1/2". I can put more on the front, but of coarse that raises the front of the trailer. Which is now pretty level.
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Thanks, the measurements before the trailer was hooked up was 40 3/4" in the front and 41 3/4" in the rear. Hooked up with no tension in the bars was 41 1/8" front 40 1/4" rear.

Now the front is 41" and the rear is 40 1/2". I can put more on the front, but of coarse that raises the front of the trailer. Which is now pretty level.
You split the measurements pretty darn close...your weights should reflect that.
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The question I would have is how does it tow with the current set up. Your picture looks good. Your numbers seem to say you need more weight on the front axle. The scales will tell you the truth.
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You should be restoring all the weight to the front axle.

I would suggest dialing in more WD and a slightly longer drop on the stinger.
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You should be restoring all the weight to the front axle.

I would suggest dialing in more WD and a slightly longer drop on the stinger.
Would tilting the stinger help? I'm curious what tilting the head would do.
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Would tilting the stinger help? I'm curious what tilting the head would do.

Have you tried a little more tension on the bars and re-measure?

When I first set-up at the CAT scales, I got weights at all the settings on the jack tube, just so I had an idea of how much was being transferred. Some weight will transfer without a great deal of change in tongue height.
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