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Experienced Towers: Help installing Weight Dist. Hitch setup

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by nighthawk87, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Apr 12, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    nighthawk87

    nighthawk87 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 08 taco DC with factory tow pckg and will be towing my 09 Jayco Baja pop up.

    It has a front deck on it which increases the tongue weight once loaded.

    Im looking for someone that understands and wouldn't mind helping me install a weight dist. Hitch setup on my rig. I need help:

    1. Picking a comparable weight dist. hitch.

    2. Installing it

    3. Taught how to adjust it based on load.

    I'll supply the beer and lunch but I would really appreciate the help from someone so I know it's done correctly. I don't trust rv dealers.

    I'm in Lake Forest, CA.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2011 at 8:28 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    Nothing relevant to add, but I really like those pop-ups! How heavy is the tongue weight to call for a W/D hitch?
     
  3. Apr 12, 2011 at 8:32 AM
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    nighthawk87

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    The unloaded tongue weight is only 320 pounds but after I put my crap on the deck I'm sure my tongue weight goes up. Last year the trailer pointed downwards and the truck sagged so inthink it would help.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2011 at 8:37 AM
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    Something to think about, the factory leafs aren't all the strong, have you had the leaf spring TSB performed on your truck? Mine used to sit on the bump stops with a light load in the bed before I had that work done. It replaced the lighter leaf pack with a heavier duty pack. A W/D may help but may not fix the problem or be the most cost effective solution. Have you thought about an air bag set-up for the rear of the truck?
     
  5. Apr 12, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    nighthawk87

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    I have the tsb done. No airbags though
     
  6. Apr 12, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    Pick the proper rating for bars. Don't think bigger is better it will make the ride rougher.
     

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