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Old 07-08-2011, 09:57 AM   #21
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First problem: driving at night; and far too late (11 pm). Second, running the speed limit (65). Both are to be avoided. Low beams are overdriven at 35-mph, high beams at 55 mph.

When one has a choice, make it. The elbow room of our economy, personal and national, is gone. Don't expect the stability of decades past, be it weather, road condition, or from other drivers.

My experience with late-night commercial driving is that this "situation" is neither common nor uncommon. But it sure isn't surprising. There is far worse out on the roads.

Be more prudent as to travel henceforth.

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Old 07-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #22
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I was thinking the same thing. The tow vehicle should end up basically level, same as when it's unhitched, correct?
The usual goal of WD is to restore the original weight to the front axle. In most cases it isn't feasible nor necessary to move enough weight to the front axle to level the tow vehicle.
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I was thinking the same thing. The tow vehicle should end up basically level, same as when it's unhitched, correct?

Yep....we be 1/2" high, bout the same as loaded Burb w/o the AS.
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I was thinking the same thing. The tow vehicle should end up basically level, same as when it's unhitched, correct?
Definitely agree. TV will end up basically level. But so far I have been unable to make it exactly the same. And even a slight change of weight that points headlights up a "smidgen", will cause "quite a difference" in the distance. (that is as good as my math will get) So the little "tickler" Toyota added to allow for headlight adjustments in the cab is pretty nice.

But this should not detract from the original post. If truckers are purposely blinding drivers then that is a serious problem. I am sure we have all had them cut in too close for comfort, but deliberate attempts to cause drivers to wreck is a whole 'nother level!!
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