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Old 10-24-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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What do ya'll think of these numbers?

2008 E350, 12 passenger, 5.4L, 3.73, 265/75R16's pulling a 1997 Terry 27X.

Van:
St: 3570
Dr: 3680
Gr: 7255

Van & TT, W/O WD:
ST: 3195
Dr: 4895
Tr: 5730
GR: 13825

Van & TT with WD:
ST: 3525
DR: 4455
TR: 13825

I'd say it's dialed in as close as it's going to get. What say you?
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Old 10-24-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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Depends on what your gawr are and what is the gvw on the van. as far as balanced, you didn't show the trailer weight with the WD hooked up. as long as you are within the vehicles limits, you look good.

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Ideally you should be transferring as much weight to the front axle as the rear axle with a weight-distributing hitch (ie; the front bumper and reap bumper measurements move the same amount when hitched up-vs unhitched). You will find the proper W/D hitch setup instructions here..
There is a unique problem towing with vans that have long overhangs behind the rear axle. It is especially important to have a quality W/D hitch that is accurately set-up for your particular van and trailer. Trailer length is also very important in this scenario.
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Ideally you should be transferring as much weight to the front axle as the rear axle with a weight-distributing hitch (ie; the front bumper and reap bumper measurements move the same amount when hitched up-vs unhitched). You will find the proper W/D hitch setup instructions here..
There is a unique problem towing with vans that have long overhangs behind the rear axle. It is especially important to have a quality W/D hitch that is accurately set-up for your particular van and trailer. Trailer length is also very important in this scenario.
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