Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Southeast Iowa
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Re: WEIGHT-DISTRIBUTING HITCH part 3
[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img] What the "Bread" man has given you is the scientific approach. You asked what time it was....he told you how to build a clock.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img] When you see a vacation trailer go by and the bars are not level, it's USUALLY because there was not enough adjustment on the ball mount, OR it was a non-adjustable mount, OR it was incorrectly installed to start with. Also, many drivers find that they have to have some "tongue down" attitude on the trailer to get it to tow good.....not perfectly level. AND.....if they have a lot more crap in the tow vehicle than usual, it will also be a tail-dragger, without them making an adjustment in the bars.....which many RV folks don't know HOW to do. NEVER ASSUME that an RV-trailer combo that you see is correctly setup. The driver may have been an accountant his whole life and drove a VW to work, and this is his FIRST WHACK at towing anything. He takes the checkbook.....buys a Ford Exploder.....goes to Moe's RV....buys a trailer.....Leroy sets up the RV and the trailer combo.....makes FIFTY mistakes......the guy doesn't even KNOW IT, and just robotically hooks it up each time by the "numbers" that he got from Leroy.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] I bought a big Suburban second hand that had been all set up for towing by the local RV shop. The brakes were hooked up BACKWARDS, the load leveler hitch was a complete joke, and when they added the extra fuel tanks, they plugged up the return line so the carb constantly flooded. The retired school teacher who owned the sub drove that combo for SIXTY THOUSAND miles like that.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]The correct setting is the one that works FOR YOU.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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