No sooner did I start making progress polishing away oxidation, than I had to stop. Road crews began grinding up the old asphalt only fifty or so feet away from my Airstream. That resulted in a daily layer of gritty dust that has to be washed off prior to polishing. I keep hoping for a really hard rain… so far it seems we’re back in a dry spell.
Now the grinding is over, and they’re laying fresh asphalt. They make good progress while they’re working, but then seem to do nothing for days in between. I wonder if they run out of asphalt and have to wait for supplies?
Tomorrow, I have an appointment to have a new hitch installed. The 800 lb. spring bars on my old Reese Dual-Cam have taken a set and have a permanent bend in them. I already have the head tilted as far as it will go and can’t get adequate weight distribution. I’ve liked the Dual-Cam, but want spring bars that are closer to the weight I need. Reese only offers 800 lb. and 1,200 lb. bars. I need 1,000 lb.
I had a couple of squirrelly moments using 1,200 lb. on undulating road surfaces. The two combined to cause the rear wheels to lose traction for just a moment, but one time that happened while going around a curve in the mountains. I didn’t like the trailer steering the car.
So, I went to the 800 lb. bars and that solved the problem. Except that my hitch weight is 850. Over time, I think the bars took a set and now I can’t adjust them enough to get the weight transfer I need.
I going to try out the Equalizer brand because they offer 1,000 lb. bars. I’ll let you know what I think of them in about a month. September 8th we leave on a long trip from Colorado to Washington. That should give me a pretty good opportunity to evaluate their performance.