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Old 08-01-2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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Weight Distribution Question

Hi! I just purchased a 2019 Zinger 328SB. My 2017 Silverado has a towing capacity of 9200 lbs. The dealer I purchased from installed the weight distribution hitch. When I was there I felt like the front of the vehicle was a little high but they assured me it was correct. Towing home the front-end felt a little light on the steering. Below are two pictures right after I left the dealer. Does anyone have an opinion if they think the front is too high? I plan on taking measurements the next time I connect to it. Thanks!



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Old 08-01-2018, 03:41 PM   #2
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In my opinion the front of the truck is high. I would adjust the hitch to add more tension to spring bars.
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trailer is nice and level, but truck looks low in the rear and high on the nose. Looks like you need more pressure on your bars to level out the truck, Certainly wouldn't hurt to try.. Sometimes those we hire are fast on finishing and short on caring, so a little added
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trailer is nice and level, but truck looks low in the rear and high on the nose. Looks like you need more pressure on your bars to level out the truck, Certainly wouldn't hurt to try.. Sometimes those we hire are fast on finishing and short on caring, so a little added
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X2 on adjusting the bars....Your riding high up front for sure..Not to mention your headlights are going to blind oncoming traffic at night.

You have a great looking tow vehicle that is fully capable, I'd put my money on adjusting the WDS unless you have gold bars in the basement
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Old 08-02-2018, 08:47 AM   #5
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Thank you for the feedback everyone. I'll be making some adjustments tonight.
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Old 08-09-2018, 04:42 PM   #6
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I agree with all above as well. The truck is high in front low in rear, the trailer is low in front and high in rear. It probably has some sway and needs more tension in the spring bars.
Here is a very well done video from the hitch makers on how to set your hitch up:
https://www.google.com/search?q=etra...TF-8#kpvalbx=1
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Is that a 1500? If so that might be a tongue weight/bed capacity issue. I have a 21 foot Z1 and tow it with a Ram 1500 and usually have 2 motocross bikes in the bed at the same time. I also have a wght dist hitch. Mine rig is back end heavy also. We are prolly at the same tongue weight when you factor in the extra tongue weight of yours due to your longer trailer length and extra trailer weight equaling out to my 2 dirt bikes. I have found that a full water tank takes some of the weight off of the tongue since my water tank is in the very back of the trailer. I get much less bounce and it doesn't feel as light in front with a full water tank. Max tow capacity is not an issue for us but bed capacity is and we are both pushing that limit with 1/2 ton trucks. Not sure if that is your issue but thought I would tell you since I have a similar situation. Spring bags also might help.
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I had the same issue towing a 32rl Sunset Trail reserve. Solved with change of springs in rear to handle tongue weight; handles and rides well with or without trailer. Dealer told me that all 1/2 ton truck springs too soft from factory. Truck sag could not be removed even with maximum adjustment of WD on hitch. Cost was under 500 CDN installed and stopped the sway and headlights pointing too far upward.
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Yes, I agree with above. You need to put heavier springs on the rear. I did with my RAM and I ride completely level now once the WD bars are on. Good luck.
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If you can’t get it with adjusting the hitch you’ll need air bags, helper spring, or bigger truck if you are over on hitch weight.
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