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Old 11-14-2010, 10:05 AM   #43
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On your setup, what head angle did you use?...........toastie
In the study I did, the head angle is not a factor. I inverted the head so the bars were horizontal during the test. That eliminated any cosine errors. The bars were loaded with up to 420 lb of weight, and the deflection was measured directly. I did not use the setup shown in your post.
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In the study I did, the head angle is not a factor. I inverted the head so the bars were horizontal during the test. That eliminated any cosine errors. The bars were loaded with up to 420 lb of weight, and the deflection was measured directly. I did not use the setup shown in your post.
Markdoane, my question wasn't related to the study, I have the same setup as you have and trying to figure out what head angle I should start with..........toastie
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This is the system that I went with: Strait-Line Weight Distribution w Sway Control - Trunnion Bar - 10,000 lbs GTW, 600 lbs TW



My TV is a 2008 Cheve Trailblazer, gross vehicle weight rating 5,550 lbs, curb weight 4,356 lbs. with max towing capacity is 5400 lbs. The trailer is a 1955 Safari approx weight is 2800 lbs tw approx 300 lbs. The bars are 600lb MAX load, so my 300lb TW is at a sweet spot.

I'm learning how to set it up now and here are a few sites that is helping me in that set up.

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Towing: Travel Trailer Hitch Set-up Procedure

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Old 11-14-2010, 01:15 PM   #46
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Markdoane, my question wasn't related to the study, I have the same setup as you have and trying to figure out what head angle I should start with..........toastie
I would start in the middle of the range and adjust accordingly. We have different trailers, tow vehicle, ball height and tongue weight.

I think I am just a tooth or two tilted back.
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I would start in the middle of the range and adjust accordingly. We have different trailers, tow vehicle, ball height and tongue weight.

I think I am just a tooth or two tilted back.
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Take it easy Steve, Andy has forgotten more than you and I together know about airstreams.....
About Airsteams, no doubt.

About WD hitches, well not so much....Andy has proven to me he knows a little about one manufacturer's one model of hitch.
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I bought my system about 2 weeks ago based on Andy's recommendation, very happy with the purchase, thanks Andy............

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I bought my system about 2 weeks ago based on Andy's recommendation, very happy with the purchase, thanks Andy............

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Hello,

I just bought a Curt # 15524 Class V hitch to replace my OEM hitch for my 2004 Yukon Denali. The 7 Pin connection bracket is actually welded to my old hitch. Of course the new hitch has no such item pre attached. I do not have any welding tools- I would appreciate any comments on how do I find a way to have a permanent attachment for the electrical connection.

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You're kinda stuck cutting the old 7way mounting bezel off with a hacksaw and drill and tap into the new hitch with some 1/4 or 5/16 screws. You might need to fabricate a bracket with some angle iron.
Won't be beautiful but it will work.
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I just bought a Curt # 15524 Class V hitch to replace my OEM hitch for my 2004 Yukon Denali. The 7 Pin connection bracket is actually welded to my old hitch. Of course the new hitch has no such item pre attached. I do not have any welding tools- I would appreciate any comments on how do I find a way to have a permanent attachment for the electrical connection.

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I had the same problem when I bought my Curt. I cut the one off the GM hitch and mounted it upside down to the Curt hitch....works just fine.

If it wasn't raining, I would post a photo....
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A picture would be very much appreciated, if you get a chance. I am in no rush. 10 degree outside and as cold in the garage.
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Looks great. Thank you very much. I will do the same. Best to you my friend.

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