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Old 02-04-2016, 08:27 PM   #1
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voltage not towing level

I have a 2015 voltage 3605 that I tow with a 3500 Chevy dually I raised pin box up in as far as it will go but when I measure from the front of the frame to rear there is 6" of difference rear being lower does any body else have this problem and if so what can I do to fix it
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:37 PM   #2
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Yes. I have that issue with dodge 2012 2500 it doesn't squat with trailer hooked. I raised pin box and lowered hitch to its lowest position. My hitch is a slider and it doesn't lower as much as a non slider hitch. Next My tires were due to be replaced. Used Carlisle F series that are the same marked size as oem Westlakes but the carlisles are an inch taller. The next thing to do is to add correct track thAt will raise your trailer another two inches and allow you to align your axles. The last thing I do is load up the front storage compartment to add pin weight since I almost always have at least 2500 lbs of cargo in the garage
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Old 02-04-2016, 08:37 PM   #3
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Are there adjustments on your hitch in the bed of the truck? I have about 9" of adjustment in mine and lowered it considerably
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:11 PM   #4
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no adjustment on hitch use my pull rite slider from other truck I will look into correct track don't really need tires yet
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:48 PM   #5
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I think a few of us ride a little bit "nose high". Unless it's affecting your ride or tire wear, not sure I would worry about it.

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Old 02-05-2016, 10:50 AM   #6
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I also have 8" air bags that I fine tune the ride with.
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:24 PM   #7
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Think towing 6 inches lower in the rear of the trailer is something that should be remedied. If that is the condition without a load in the garage that will only make it worse. It would also load the rear axle more causing more tire wear. I guess if you are not going down the road a lot it's not critical but tires are not cheap. Here is a link for correct track.
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Old 02-05-2016, 04:50 PM   #9
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Ditto on the correct track and adjusting the pin height. I had the same problem on my v3005 behind my 05 Dodge dually. I did all the same things and now I am only 1"-2" difference front to rear. It is something to worry about, or so I was told by a RV repair guy, if you run the fridge on propane going down the road it puts extra strain on the system and reduces the life, or so he said. I asked about hills and his response was you are only going up and down for short periods of time and not hours on end at the same level. When I need tires I am going up in size on the camper to help with the little bit left.
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Old 02-05-2016, 05:48 PM   #10
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If your unit has two axles, take a look at your springs. Our 3305 springs were flat and starting to bend backwards causing, among other things, the unit to be low in the rear. This was from hauling an 850lb golf cart and minimal camping supplies, food, clothing, lawn chairs, etc, fresh water never more than 1/3 full. LCI pointed out the bad springs from pictures that I sent them. After much fighting with Keystone, they replaced all four springs and the dealer replaced four tires. Towed it home from the dealer after the repair, everything empty, I checked the new springs. They were flat and starting to bend backward again. Took it to a spring shop and had it repaired correctly for a mere $900.00. It's hopefully fixed now.
EDIT: after the spring shop repair, the unit sets 2" higher
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:25 PM   #11
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thank you guys far all the info it is 6" lower with nothing in garage but 4 bikes
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Old 02-12-2016, 05:12 AM   #12
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Most of the issues that seem to happen, seem to stem from the truck being lifted. While this may look good, it seems counterproductive when towing.

We've got a 2005 Duramax dually, upgraded end to end with Banks Power components, but stock suspensionwise. We tow the 2015 3800 with the triglide in stock position, and the Reese 22k hitch in its standard position, and the truck and trailer are perfectly level. Feels confident even down the Grapevine pass, especially with the digital engine brake.. Just set that for the speed you don't want to go over, and it does everything but steer for you..
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Camper there is one other thing you might try.. I too have a nose high voltage and have adjusted everything gaining little.
since you have a pull rite like me, where the hitch connects to the cross member frames or rails in the bed there are L shaped brackets. The pins connect to the brackets to lock it down. They make smaller or shorter, if you will, brackets that are about an inch or inch and one half as high as the ones that come originally with the pull rite set up. I ordered them from pull rite and installed them. It make a difference. One inch here and one inch there. I also went to 17.5 inch tires which gave me a little there also..
Other than that its all in the pin which they no longer make I am told. its just a little too high but that's not the reason they stopped making it.
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If you have stock tires GET RID OF THEM..cheaper than the damage from a blowout that will happen...replace with G rated 235/85 and that will give you a 1/2" in the rear


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