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Old 07-10-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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Hello,
According to the setup manual, our front wheel well distances are good. However it says nothing about rear wheel distances. When not hooked up, the rear distance is 39". When hooked up with or without distribution bars the rear distance is 36 7/8". So even though the front is correct we are still pointing to the sky. Any ideas? btw we haven't been to scales yet as the closest are about 1 1/2 hours away.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:14 PM   #2
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Your are out of adjustment. See page 19. Your tow vehicle should be close to level.

http://www.equalizerhitch.com/pdf/EQOwnersManual.pdf
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:25 PM   #3
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You need to add more washers in your head or raise your L brackets . Maybe even do both . Your not transferring any weight yet.
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Old 07-10-2016, 04:45 PM   #4
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So are you saying that without the WDH your front end is higher than before you hooked up the trailer and after hooking up the WDH your front is back down to the unloaded height but the rear did not come up at all with the WDH. Something doesn't sound right here. What is you TV?
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:50 PM   #5
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there are six washers in. The spring arms are close to parallel. It was set up by the dealer. the front distances are 37 5/8" not connected, and 38 1/8" connected but no wd, and 37 7/8" with wd. The trailer is level 24" from ground both front and back. TV is 2015 f150 eco boost with max trailer package.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:01 PM   #6
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First mistake the dealer set it up , most know don`t squat out setting them up right. If your front end came back down when you hooked up the bars then the rear end was to come back up some. A inch or two of rear squat is normal . Your front end numbers look good. How does it handle on the highway ? If the front end feels like it is floating add another washer or raise L brackets up one hole and try again. I`m not understanding why the rear end measurement is staying the same.
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Old 07-10-2016, 06:28 PM   #7
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I'll try raising the brackets up a hole. That, I think, will make the bars unparallel though. Unfortunately, I don't have all the tools needed for taking apart the hitch. It feels to me like the front end is light and the trailer porpoises some.
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:03 PM   #8
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My bars are not parallel to the tongue and have found it to handle the best. You will need a ratchet and a 3/4 socket to raise your L bracket . That should get you off in the right direction.
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Old 07-10-2016, 07:35 PM   #9
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those tools i do have. Thank you very much. I still have to get to scales though.
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Old 07-11-2016, 05:37 AM   #10
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Your very welcome , Raise it up one hole will put more weight transfer . May have to even add a washer or 2 , But you will get it there.
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