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RE: Bent WD snap up bracket on dual cam setup.

Well, I returned home over the weekend, and with the replacement standard bracket and noticed that the new one is beginning to bend. So I decided to get my tongue weight. Yesterday via the bathroom scale method. In my first measurement, I got 1350lbs of tongue weight. This is with the trailer not fully loaded for a trip. Missing are basically clothing and food items as that is pretty much what we have to pack for a trip. I also will sometimes travel with some water in the fresh tank, so I added about 1/3 of a tank and the tongue weight went up to 1500lbs. Either way, I am looking at DOUBLE the published tongue weight. I understand that the published is basically empty with no propane tanks, battery, etc, but I did not expect it to be double when loaded. So I am grossly exceeding both my bars, and the standard snap-up brackets (which BTW are rated at 800lbs it appears). Guess I going to move up to the 16K Equalizer setup, as buying the pieces to the Reese are also the same cost. This will get me some increased ground clearance (at least it appears I will).
Frozen001 08/03/21 08:44am Towing
RE: Bent WD snap up bracket on dual cam setup.

Hi, John… thanks for all the information. What you described is what I feel, I have 1200lbs trunion bars, and I have Had them marked driver/passenger since back in 2010 when I purchased these. I started without the DC then moved to the DC same year. I have 5 links under tension to return the truck front end to its unloaded height. This is with I want to say three or 4 teeth in head tilt. I spent a while getting this setup as always, between changing head tilt and number of links under tension. These bars are on their third TT. After this trip I am considering moving to an equalizer set up simple to gain some ground clearance. At another point leaving a parking lot, this time with a gutter and a large road crown the bottom of the cams hit. I could decrease the head tilt to gain some clearance but I likely would have to und up with only 4 links under tension and I fear I might get a binding situation in tight turns. One thought I also have is I wonder what my true tongue weight is when loaded. Another thing to check when I return home. This is our first long distance trip with this TT, as COVID limited our travel last year. It tows nice and straight, very easy towing actually.
Frozen001 07/26/21 01:48pm Towing
RE: Still cannot sign into goodsam.com

PM sent…
Frozen001 07/26/21 07:28am Good Sam Club
RE: Route to Ocean City MD… take 495 or something else

Followed the GPS route…. 81 to 66 to 495 to US 50… was not bad. My biggest mistake was not filling up before we got off 81. 66 is heavy construction ??. Finding a decent sized station with diesel is not easy on the fly. After we got on 50. There was an accident on US 50 right before the bridge that had traffic backed up. Followed GPS route around it by the US navel academy. Looked like the same route west was jammed up on the bridge.
Frozen001 07/24/21 03:50pm Roads and Routes
RE: Still cannot sign into goodsam.com

I have tried all of that. Tried my iPhone, iPad, MacBook and windows computers… multiple browsers. All I get is a spinning gear when I click login.
Frozen001 07/23/21 06:58pm Good Sam Club
Route to Ocean City MD… take 495 or something else

Looking at the GPS route from our location I’m ear Harrisonburg VA to Ft. Whaley campground the fastest is via 495. Taking this tomorrow AM so I suspect traffic will be heavy. We could also go a bit further north and take i70… similar time and distance… thoughts?
Frozen001 07/23/21 05:02pm Roads and Routes
Still cannot sign into goodsam.com

So I have been trying for over a month to sign into goodsam.com and still no luck. I have reset my password, send emails asking for support and all I have gotten was one reply back saying there are no website issues.
Frozen001 07/23/21 04:56pm Good Sam Club
RE: Bent WD snap up bracket on dual cam setup.

Yea… not nodding my truck to fix what is not an issue… I am not in the camp of air bags, and never will. as others have said, and what I suspected, heavy tongue weight on the lighter weight brackets.
Frozen001 07/23/21 04:37pm Towing
RE: Bent WD snap up bracket on dual cam setup.

Thanks Barney always a great source of information. I would of picked up a pair of gusseted brackets but the only place around here that would sell me just the brackets did not have them.
Frozen001 07/22/21 11:03am Towing
Bent WD snap up bracket on dual cam setup.

So on our way to Tennessee, I bent the drivers side WD snap up bracket for my Reese dual cam setup. I believe it was caused when we left a gas station that had a down hill to the road and then the road was up hill, creating a “v”. I was also truning and it must have put a lot of pressure on that side. I got a replacement, but a couple of questions: When the bracket bent it led a small dent in the box where the bolt that was holding it place was. What should I do about this? If I had to guess it is about 1/4” deep and maybe 1/2” circle. I can snap a photo tomorrow am and post. What can I do to prevent this other than staying clear of that odd entry/exit. I see Reese make a heavier bracket with gussets on them… is it worth replacing my current two with these? As a side note… I posted about a month ago about the drivers side seeming to have more tension that the passenger side. Not sure if those event and that are related… but makes me wonder. https://i.imgur.com/7lOmJpK.jpg height=640 width=480
Frozen001 07/21/21 08:08pm Towing
Adding second AC to GD 3170BH

So at some point, I am going to add the second AC to our GD 3170BH. It is "pre-wired" whatever that means, but I assume it is just the electrical that is up in the ceiling cavity. So anyone on here with a 3170BH that has done this... Does this unit have the ducted AC going to this area, or will the second unit just need a standard diverter. Also what about the thermostat? At the end of the season, I will probably pull off the trim on the vent and take a look, but if I can start to prep sooner that would be great. Thanks!
Frozen001 06/16/21 06:45pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Signing iss issues

Is anyone else having issues signing in to goodsam.com? All I get is the spinning gear on the sign-in button and nothing else.
Frozen001 06/16/21 06:41pm Good Sam Club
RE: Reese dual cam… driver side seems to have more tension.

Thanks for the replies. Everything measures correct, and both are centered on the hump. One thing I did not check is if the truck/trailer sits level drivers to prior to putting the bars under tension.
Frozen001 06/15/21 09:11am Towing
Reese dual cam… driver side seems to have more tension.

Hi all, random question. I have a Reese dual cam set up, third trailer and 4th truck to use this setup on. I everything tows fine but on this truck and trailer combo the driver side “appears” to have more tension. I say appears because I am judging this by when I unhook when I raise the truck to disconnect the passenger side will be loose to the point that there is no tension and the drivers side still has a lot on it. Thus is with TV and trailer in line and level. It is always the drivers side.
Frozen001 06/13/21 05:43am Towing
RE: Problems with past RV Parks you've stayed at?

back ins with hookups on tthe door, right side? I have seen this design for motorhomes to pull in headfirst then back out due to the land Built some in my camp after seeing it done well in Spring Branch, Tx. MHers love it, their view is forward, open to scenery, and easier to back out of than into. issue is that the camp MUST designate MH Only for a site so built. Sadly, not all camp operators are up to speed on rv design and needs. Seems to me that on sites like this is might be advantageous to have them on BOTH side, that way you do not limit who can use it. If done during initial build or infrastructure upgrades, seems like a minimal investment to make the site always available.
Frozen001 01/11/21 07:14am Family Camping
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