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Old 08-20-2014, 06:28 AM   #15
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The noise may not show when gear is cool. You really should check the run ing gear... If unsure, please get someone to check....

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Old 08-20-2014, 06:41 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by bigjohnn View Post
Does this truck have pos tration ?
That is a possiblity too. His truck is pretty new but when the positraction started going out in my old chevy it would pop at fairly random times - always on a turn.

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Old 08-20-2014, 07:31 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by Harrysheets View Post
Wow, I'm impressed on such a great response. Few more details.
My Reese WD hitch is an old 55080 (or 87) weld type ball mount as per the original 1983 documents. The Reese sway bar control looks just like the EAZ-Lift model however says Reese on it. The hitch is original except the Minneapolis AS dealer replaced the forged hitch bar when they set it up with my TV about 15 months ago. The newer Yukon/Suburbans have the hitch sitting much higher. My trailer still runs a little hitch high going down the road. This hitch does not have the dual cam sway control. It uses the trunnion bar & chain set up.

What you have described here is only a Weight Distributing hitch. The hitch with only bars and without cams and trailing arms has no sway control function.

Additional the older Reese hitch heads that were not tile adjustable have a very limited arange of adjustments and over time the trunnion cups ware reducing that range even more.

As for riding tongue high that says the head either is set too high in the shank or the shank does not have enough range to lower the head enough.
When an Airstream is riding tongue high it has a heaver tongue weight because of the type of axle used.

If a dealer set you up with this way find another dealer.
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Old 08-20-2014, 08:05 AM   #18
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That dealer set up my new trailer and hitch. I readjusted it myself before leaving their parking lot to level the trailer.
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Old 08-21-2014, 04:05 PM   #19
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Thanks again for the support!

HowieE - Your right it is just a weight distribution hitch but it has added on the side a friction bar mechanism from Reese called "Reese Friction Sway Control"

Also thanks for the tip on the head. I have one more hole position to which I could lower the head. I will measure the incline and to see if this helps.


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