Adjusting Weight Distribution System to Eliminate Vehicle Sag

Question:

I hooked up camper to my pickup. It makes truck sag a little. What do I have to do to adjust spring bars to make camper and truck ride level ?

Expert Reply:

Assuming that the weight of your camper does not exceed the capacity of the spring bars, a combination of tilting the weight distribution head rearward and tightening the chain hangers by one chain link at a time should distribute more tongue weight toward the front axle of the vehicle, thus lessening the sag at the rear bumper. If there are less than 5 links between the snap up bracket and u-bolt connecting the chains to the spring bar, adjust ballmount angle rearward.

I have linked you to the install instructions for a typical trunnion system for reference, as well as an install video that shows how to make the small adjustments that will correct the sag at the rear of the tow vehicle.

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