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My 06 Partfinder dont have heat what should check
PARTfinder? LOL! Good one! Nissan Pathfinder,right?
Check level of coolant,engine temperature hot enough?, no air in cooling system, hoses going in and out of firewall to heater core are hot? May have a blend door actuator(if equipped with one) not working. don-ohio
on Jan 04, 2017
I have just ordered a new caravan with a ball weight of 175kg. do I need a weight distribution hitch?
A question often ask and much disregarded
although the tow bar weight is within limits
the load distribution bars ( torque bars -stabilizer bars --sway bars etc) not only help distribute the load but act in such a way as to stop the trailer /caravan for developing the sway that tends to make the driver loose control at speed
they also , when properly adjusted, keep the ride height of the towing vehicle level and that improves stability
remember that although the bar weight is 175 kgs that amounts to a load of 525kgs over the rear axle or extra 525 kgs on the rear tires ( mass multiplied by distance from drive axle or rear wheels assuming the distance from the axle/tires to the tow ball is i meter---heavier if the bar is further back from the tires )
to use the distribution bars lifts that weight off the rear axle and places more of the load on the trailer wheels
As a result the car / trailer combination is much safer to operate than without the bars
on Apr 03, 2016
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