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Old 05-26-2014, 08:21 PM   #547
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Only reason I went with a trailer toad was my extreme tongue weight. If I were running 1k in tongue weight I dont see the need for a toad. I found it made a huge difference in towing for me. I have around 2500 pounds of tongue weight and I just didnt feel comfortable with that bouncing around back there. My trailer tows like a dream at 21k in weight.
I have around 1200 pounds tongue weight, I did it more for the ride then anything else. I have been pulling it as a dead hook (NY to FL and back, NY to Ma and back, NY to Ky and back, NY to St Louis and back) I have gotten tired of the rough roads and hope this smooths it out. I have self leveling air bags so ride hieght is not a problem just the stiffness because of the increase in pressure because of the weight on the back end.

Hitch was upgraded to 16,000 pounds and frame braced. Yes I know this does not change the towing capacity, just makes me feel better, I am way under 10,000 pounds, tongue weight is because of all the extra stuff in the front because of racing (tools, Pulleys for the blower, nuts and bolts, fittings, charger, air compressor, generator (I could get rid of this and use the generator in the bus, but on occasion may pull the trailer to the local track with the truck), five five gallon fuel jugs).
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I have around 1200 pounds tongue weight, I did it more for the ride then anything else. I have been pulling it as a dead hook (NY to FL and back, NY to Ma and back, NY to Ky and back, NY to St Louis and back) I have gotten tired of the rough roads and hope this smooths it out. I have self leveling air bags so ride hieght is not a problem just the stiffness because of the increase in pressure because of the weight on the back end.

Hitch was upgraded to 16,000 pounds and frame braced. Yes I know this does not change the towing capacity, just makes me feel better, I am way under 10,000 pounds, tongue weight is because of all the extra stuff in the front because of racing (tools, Pulleys for the blower, nuts and bolts, fittings, charger, air compressor, generator (I could get rid of this and use the generator in the bus, but on occasion may pull the trailer to the local track with the truck), five five gallon fuel jugs).
It definitely improves the ride. Also was a stress relief for me not worrying about tonque weight.
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All my paper work is in the coach and the coach is 60 miles away at a Cummins shop having the oil pressure fluctuations looked at, first impressions by the head tech is that it is the sending unit. The coach has 6,000 pounds of carrying capacity.

Great illustration on how to get the weight on the ball, just have never gotten around to it.
Sorry Glenn, when I read this post, I thought that this was what you have for a GCWR. Must be one heck of a frame system, 6,000# carrying capacity, plus 10,000 towing capacity!(single axle) Plus the weight of the Coach on it, What kind of rear axle is on your suspension? WOW!
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It definitely improves the ride. Also was a stress relief for me not worrying about tonque weight.
Ride improvement is what I am looking for, not looking forward to the restrictions on backing up

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Sorry Glenn, when I read this post, I thought that this was what you have for a GCWR. Must be one heck of a frame system, 6,000# carrying capacity, plus 10,000 towing capacity!(single axle) Plus the weight of the Coach on it, What kind of rear axle is on your suspension? WOW!
Sorry for "my" confusion here
Chassis manual is in the bus, has a double rear channel frame, New rear axle (brand name), forgotten the carrying capacity of the rear axle, but it is HUGE. The front axle is the weak point, wish it was heaver. When new the Gillig chassis was a 20,000 dollar upgrade.

I'm leaving for Denver today will not be back for a week, will get the specs for you when I return.
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Have a safe trip Glenn and enjoy!
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Backing up is not bad. Just have to drop the pins, other than that its no big deal
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Have a safe trip Glenn and enjoy!
It did not start well, blow a hose off the turbo on the pickup, 15 minutes after leaving the house and had to unload the car from the trailer to run and get an new clamp, currently just inside the Indiana boarder

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Well we will see.
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Try 77' on for size.

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nhra

I have an Ex-Pro Stock Dodge Dakota that I run Top Sportsman in NHRA division 4 as well as a couple National events. I also race Super Comp on occasion. Ill be in Belle Rose Louisiana first weekend of June.
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I have an Ex-Pro Stock Dodge Dakota that I run Top Sportsman in NHRA division 4 as well as a couple National events. I also race Super Comp on occasion. Ill be in Belle Rose Louisiana first weekend of June.
I race NHRA North East Nice!
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This thread has not seen any action in a few days, thought I would post up an updated photo of our rig.
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