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Old 02-26-2006, 01:25 PM   #15
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Hello Bill,

Can't easily hitch up right now to tell ya, but I'd say the ball sinks between 1 - 2 inches when the trailer tongue comes down on it, and there is no to little noticable dip in the combo to my eye. The trailer looks level hitched, again just to my eye.

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Old 02-26-2006, 01:30 PM   #16
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Hey, Jon.
I'm assuming your last trailer axle weight was an error ...

Ultimately, you are:
Within "Towing capacity" for the truck
Within tongue weight limit for the truck
Within GVWR for the truck
Within GCWR (for truck & Trailer)
Within trailer axle rating (per Airstream)
Following mfr recommendations (NO W/D setup)

........so it sounds okay, technically.
Does the owner's manual provide a weight rating for each (front and rear) axle? As long as you are not exceeding a specific rear axle rating....I don't see a problem, technically (am I missing anything else?)

DO check your ball height when hitched...A/S says 18" for your trailer.

Drive it...and see how it feels...

-Chuck
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[quote=funchucky1]
>I'm assuming your last trailer axle weight was an error ...

DOH! Yup, the trailer axle weight was 2900 in both weighs. I hate it when I do that.

>Does the owner's manual provide a weight rating for each (front and rear) >axle? As long as you are not exceeding a specific rear axle rating....I don't see >a problem, technically (am I missing anything else?)

The limits are 3105 on the front axle and 3245 on the rear.
So should be OK there.

>DO check your ball height when hitched...A/S says 18" for your trailer.

I definitely will.

>Drive it...and see how it feels...

Seems OK with what we've done so far, but I think I'll also gonna try simulate some panic moves in a BIG EMTPY parking lot.

THANKS VERY MUCH, Chuck.
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