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RE: My relentless pursuit to cure trailer sway - the dancing TT

You say you had to raise the rear of the truck about 3 inches to set the bars. It is normal to lift the rear to relieve enough weight/pressure to snap up the brackets. If doing that did bring the front of the truck back to unhitched height and the rear down 3/4 inch it sounds like you are close. 3 links loose sounds like 5 or 6 under load which is good too. Correct, the rig sits level, and handles well, but it rides rougher this way though. I was wondering if I should have 1400lb bars...? Joe Zeppe I'll add this point as well with regards to HA and the PP vs Reese Dual Cam. Not only does light tongue weight not affect them, but CHANGING tongue weight doesn't matter compared to the dual cam. The dual cam is dependent on a consistant tongue weight. The cams sit in saddles, and more or less tongue or bed weight affects the setup on the DC. To me, dry camping would be the most difficult situation for a DC, as you are shifting water around from fresh to black/grey tanks. That and generator/wood hanging off back of trailer makes a difference too. Conceivably, you would need to adjust the DC for going to the CG, and then before you leave. Not a huge deal, but a PITA to do that every single time. After looking at what you learned about tongue weight, there are one or two options for you, IMO. 1. Load everything, and I mean everything you can in the front of the trailer. 2. Put generator in bed of truck instead of rack. 3. Or put wood in bed instead of rack. 4. Remove rack completely. 5. Crank the sway bars down tighter. Basically, you've got to get some of the weight from behind your tt axle to on or in front of. My trailer has the fresh water tank directly over axles, so it doesn't affect tongue weight as much. I suppose as you use freshwater your wastewater tanks are further forward, so it helps your tongue weight. So, it looks like you have some decisions to make. FYI, if you search craigslist, you WILL find a used PP or HA. I have found no less than three in my local area in the past three years. They may look crusty on the outside, but they are well known for crappy paint jobs. Don't pay any more than $800 range for used. I have paid $250 for one, and $450 for another used. Friend of mine paid $800 for one with lots of extras. They are very easy to recondition, as it basically takes a coat of paint. Biggest thing to watch for is bent screw jacks or bent struts. Either of those are basically $100 each. At this point, after hearing how your camper is used, I recommend going with the HA or PP. Your worry about sway will be solved after your first drive. You will be amazed at the difference.
93Cobra2771 01/26/15 06:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Metal valve stems TST tire pressure

To avoid rubbing, take some vacuum line or fuel line. Split it and put over the valve stem. Keeps the stem from flexing while going down the road. Has worked great for over 2000 miles. Metal stems wouldn't work on mine due to the diameter of the nut for the stems. They didn't machine the relief big enough on the rims. I got metal core stems, but pull in place like a standard valve stem. They don't bolt in place. I've seen that mod done and it seems to work. Stopping the flex is the key; my sensors would actually leave marks on the wheels with the rubber stems from the back and forth motion. Some folks get away with the rubber stems for a long time, some don't. I'm reasonably sure I was the one who posted the mod up, with pics. Have around 3000 miles/two years on them so far with no issues.
93Cobra2771 01/23/15 07:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Metal valve stems TST tire pressure

Metal stems wouldn't work on mine due to the diameter of the nut for the stems. They didn't machine the relief big enough on the rims. Did you look at the stems with the nuts on the inside? Stems At the time, I didn't know there was such an animal. It was a small local tire shop and they didn't have anything like that either.
93Cobra2771 01/23/15 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: What size carport cover do you have?

We planning a 24x50, maybe 28x56. It will fit on the end of our house. I want to be able to park my pickup with it (hooked up or not). On the house side, we are planning a narrow deck along the end of the house so we can load/unload easily. We already have 30A power connection there. If I only wanted to cover just the TT, I would go alittle longer than the trailer and wide enough for doors to open and slide to be out. I would have done the full length to fit truck and trailer hooked up - however, the lay of the land would have caused me to have to move a WHOLE bunch of dirt to make that happen. As it was, I had to cut down 3' in one corner for my 20x40 to fit.
93Cobra2771 01/23/15 07:18am Travel Trailers
RE: Metal valve stems TST tire pressure

To avoid rubbing, take some vacuum line or fuel line. Split it and put over the valve stem. Keeps the stem from flexing while going down the road. Has worked great for over 2000 miles. Metal stems wouldn't work on mine due to the diameter of the nut for the stems. They didn't machine the relief big enough on the rims. I got metal core stems, but pull in place like a standard valve stem. They don't bolt in place.
93Cobra2771 01/22/15 12:48pm Travel Trailers
RE: What size carport cover do you have?

20x40. 12' legs. Big enough for a fifth wheel should we ever get one.
93Cobra2771 01/22/15 12:45pm Travel Trailers
RE: My relentless pursuit to cure trailer sway - the dancing TT

A picture is worth a thousand words. Pic of the combo hooked up, plus pics of your WDH would be great.
93Cobra2771 01/16/15 07:26am Travel Trailers
RE: Does your level change as slide goes out??

The design of the electric stabs that allows them to compensate for uneven ground is the cause of the tilting. Basically you have one center point on each stab that form a pivot on the long axis of the trailer. This allows the trailer to rock side to side and you see it as tilting when the slide goes out. Short of ditching the whole system you can try putting one scissors jack under the slide side of the frame and see if that helps. Bingo. Our old trailer had manual scissor jacks and never had an issue. Our current trailer has the electric stabs mentioned above. I now automatically put one of the yellow camco blocks under each tire on slide side when parking. Works out perfectly.
93Cobra2771 01/13/15 07:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley/Propride over tongue weight ratings.

x2 - if you opt to start a new thread with your results, please post a link in this thread pointing to the new thread. :-)
93Cobra2771 01/12/15 12:12pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley/Propride over tongue weight ratings.

If you need more head tilt, you might need to address any slop in the receiver on the truck. In my case, I was losing several degrees of head tilt due to a 2" bar, but a 54mm receiver (Ford F150). I welded some beads on my bar on top/bottom and on one side to fit more tightly in the receiver. Made a world of difference. Not sure if your receiver is that way, but would be good to check. That side to side slip can also make things a bit wiggly.
93Cobra2771 01/07/15 11:29am Travel Trailers
RE: KZ Escape 2013 with metal roof

I would prefer a one piece metal roof over rubber roofs any time. Assuming they are sealed correctly at the edges, they are much more durable. Keep up with any of the caulk - of course, you are supposed to do that with other roofs too. :-)
93Cobra2771 01/07/15 08:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley/Propride over tongue weight ratings.

In my experience, stiffer bars make for a rougher ride for the TV. When you say "bouncy", do you mean you hit a bump, the rear suspension absorbs the bump by compressing, compressing causes more weight to transfer to the front, then front compresses as the rear goes back up, rear goes up and front uncompresses, kind of a "see saw" effect? Yea, something like that. As others have alluded to, sounds as if there isn't enough weight going back on the front axle. I had a similar experience where it was a bouncy ride. Went back through my entire setup again and got it all straightened out.
93Cobra2771 01/07/15 08:17am Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley/Propride over tongue weight ratings.

In my experience, stiffer bars make for a rougher ride for the TV. When you say "bouncy", do you mean you hit a bump, the rear suspension absorbs the bump by compressing, compressing causes more weight to transfer to the front, then front compresses as the rear goes back up, rear goes up and front uncompresses, kind of a "see saw" effect?
93Cobra2771 01/05/15 01:24pm Travel Trailers
RE: HELP Choice of two travel trailers to buy, suggestions

Assuming the Timber is in good working order and in like new condition, and is a great deal, I'd go with it. I have friends with the exact autumn ridge you mentioned and they like it really well. No major issues that I'm aware of.
93Cobra2771 12/19/14 01:44pm Travel Trailers
RE: Insulating Underside of TT-Has anyone done it?

As a source for the coreplast, check with local sign shops. They can get it. Usually 4x8 sheets.
93Cobra2771 12/10/14 07:20am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Metal carport for 5th wheel questions

20x40 with 12' legs. 24x46 would have been awesome to do, but wasn't easily doable due to how my land laid. Would have had to move a LOT more dirt.
93Cobra2771 12/05/14 12:52pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Wax for new TT

Collonite 845 Clicky It is a liquid, but barely. This stuff goes a LONG way. A quarter size dab will cover roughly 2x2. It IS NOT a polish, it is a topcoat. You literally wipe it on and wipe it off. Very little work unless you put it on too thick. I did my truck and my trailer, and literally used only 1/2 a bottle. A friend of mine accused me of giving him magic wax. Staying power is unbelievable. I've used a lot of waxes in the last 25 years of messing with hot rods, and this stuff tops them all. It is that good. It is priced anywhere from 12-20 per bottle.
93Cobra2771 12/04/14 08:47am Travel Trailers
RE: tire pressure monitor systems

x3 on the TST 507. I got the flow through sensor version. They have also customer service both before and after the sale.
93Cobra2771 12/04/14 08:41am Travel Trailers
RE: Who install Hensley or Propride

I've installed three myself. They aren't hard to do. If you can use a tape measure and simple hand tools you will be golden.
93Cobra2771 11/26/14 05:39pm Travel Trailers
RE: Hensley Arrow - Really that hard to hookup?

I use the finger and eyeball method as well. I welded some extra material on my stinger to tighten it up in the receiver, so mine moves very little.
93Cobra2771 11/26/14 05:18pm Travel Trailers
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