Originally Posted by slowmover
Ask Thomson for weight recommendation on bars. You have some scale numbers and I assume the loaded solo truck weight for deduced TW. 800 might be spot on for "equal squat" of TV.
And I assume you are referencing his Hitch Hints column from 11/2014.
Yup, I think you may be right. We got the parts yesterday and got everything setup and installed today. And drove to our new campground. I forgot to take a photo of the setup, but I even stopped for CAT scale slips, with disappointing results.
I will say, we must of finally got the cam am's adjusted properly. She felt very straight and completely more planted than before. I don't know how to describe it, other than now I think about before and just think, WTF was I doing. Total ignorance.
I'm not sure about the 600 lbs bars.
Since I didn't take a photo, I wanted to ask about bend in the bars. At 5 links under tension we have ZERO bend in the 600 lbs bars. Never had any in the 1200 lbs bars either.
I tried 4 links on the cat scales, and we somehow ended up with 60lbs on the Airstream, and then gaining more weight on the rear truck axle and loosing it on the front of the axle. Which I found very odd.
So I think I need to understand how to pivot the hitch head properly. I believe we have to much on the truck and need to pivot back to the Airstreams axles.
I will post up my slips shortly. And try to hitch up when the rain passes and get some photos.
The only photo I took today was this.
But I know I am not done with this.