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Posted: 03/19/21 03:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Or just spend the big money and get a ProPride hitch. It will give a lot of weight up front, AND guarantee that sway cannot happen. That ended up being my only option in a similar situation. Makes towing a trailer fantastically better!


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1+ on the tray and mount a 3k generator then add a second battery and dual 30# Propane tanks.

That's what I did.

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IF the storage tanks are up front and IF you are going to a campground then fill them with water which can be dumped once in campground.

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Posted: 03/19/21 05:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I've seen people with a piece of bar stock welded or clamped vertically to the tongue or a-frame with barbell weights on it. Not on a travel trailer but on other trailers.

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This is the first time I've ever seen anyone ask about adding weight LOL. Have you actually weighed? At 15%, or 930lbs based in your numbers, you need to add a lot more than one battery.


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phillyg wrote:

This is the first time I've ever seen anyone ask about adding weight LOL. Have you actually weighed? At 15%, or 930lbs based in your numbers, you need to add a lot more than one battery.


As I had said. I want to add couple hundred pounds. 15% works best but I'll be happy adding 200 lbs.


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Got some ideas. I really wish the openings for the front pass through were bigger so I could load the compartment down. I would have to turn a battery sideways to get it through the opening.
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In conjunction to adding tongue weight...redo your hitch setup to lower the tongue pointing down, below level.

That increases the caster of the trailer and it will follow better


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BenK wrote:

In conjunction to adding tongue weight...redo your hitch setup to lower the tongue pointing down, below level.

That increases the caster of the trailer and it will follow better


Yes, I always set my trailer around an inch lower in the front than rear and measured at the frame.
All this thing needs is a little more weight in the front and it will be good. I've put a few thousand miles on it and it's just not the trailer that you forget is there.
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Is there any way to access the pasthrough compartment through the couch and put larger things in that way?


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