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Old 06-29-2014, 11:07 PM   #1
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Decided to stop using the 05 Expedition as the TV and move to the 09 Armada. The Expedition have 160k miles so I figured it it time to cut it a break, and not risk a breakdown, thought it has been doing fine.

I had to make adjustments to my E2 WD hitch and wanted to ask your opinion if I did it right. In the manual it says that when set properly the read will set "slightly" lower when hooked up than it sits without the TT hooked up. The measurements it has you take is ground to wheel well in the middle of the axel. Without being hooked up the measurement was 36" and when I hooked it up it was 35.5". Would this be considered "slightly" or should I be trying to make some more adjustments?


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I think I should refrain from posting from my phone. Let me retype the above so it makes sense...

Decided to stop using the 05 Expedition as the TV and move to the 09 Armada. The Expedition has 160k miles so I figured it it time to cut it a break, and not risk a breakdown, thought it has been doing fine.

I had to make adjustments to my E2 WD hitch and wanted to ask your opinion if I did it right. In the manual it says that when set properly the rear of the TV will sit "slightly" lower when hooked up than it sits without the TT hooked up. The measurements it has you take is ground to top of wheel well in the middle of the axel. Without being hooked up the measurement was 36" and when I hooked it up it was 35.5". Would this be considered "slightly" or should I be trying to make some more adjustments?
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That sound OK to me but what are the front measurements. You want the front to be at the same height(or very close ) whether you are hooked up or not.
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That sound OK to me but what are the front measurements. You want the front to be at the same height(or very close ) whether you are hooked up or not.
Sorry I forgot to include that. The front was 37.5 on both measurements.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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Sound like you have it setup correctly, 0.5" lower in the back is not much especially with a SUV as the rear suspension on these is softer than a truck.
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:40 PM   #6
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Sounds perfect. Front is back to stock height, and the rear is slightly lower.
The main point is that you NEVER want the rear height to be taller when engaged, compared to without trailer. That would mean you have LESS loading on the rear axle. In that condition, if you had to brake really hard, even more load would be transferred off of the rear axle, and the rig could jackknife.

But your numbers sound perfect. Good job!
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Sounds like a good setup. How many spacer washers did you end up using?
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Sounds like a good setup. How many spacer washers did you end up using?
I used 6 spacers I believe.
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