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Old 05-29-2014, 09:24 AM   #21
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Just remember:
As far as the TV is concerned, the goal is to have the front wheel well height about the same as it was before you attached the trailer.
-Couple the trailer, and the front of the van rises up x.x inches
-Engage the WDH, and the front the van comes back down to it's original height (or very close to it)
This ensure you have proper handling.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:43 AM   #22
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That sure looks aerodynamic! Yikes!
How many gallons per mile do you get?
Lol, its not for sure!

At 65 mph I get 9.5 mpg. Decent compared to my last TT and truck!
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:43 AM   #23
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Just remember:
As far as the TV is concerned, the goal is to have the front wheel well height about the same as it was before you attached the trailer.
-Couple the trailer, and the front of the van rises up x.x inches
-Engage the WDH, and the front the van comes back down to it's original height (or very close to it)
This ensure you have proper handling.
Thanks Brakeman!!
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:56 AM   #24
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Just remember:
As far as the TV is concerned, the goal is to have the front wheel well height about the same as it was before you attached the trailer.
-Couple the trailer, and the front of the van rises up x.x inches
-Engage the WDH, and the front the van comes back down to it's original height (or very close to it)
This ensure you have proper handling.
The entire van may settle due to the weight, so the height should be equal to unloaded, minus the settling.

e.g. Unloaded Front 29" rear 32" Loaded Front 27" rear 30"

WDH install video from eTrailer
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:17 AM   #25
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Baron, the van is normally about an inch higher in the rear unloaded. My next time out I am going to tighten up one more link to see if I can get the nose down to a more factory stance, but as it stands the entire setup is really level. I was reading on another forum that the nose down stance of GM trucks is a tricky thing to duplicate when loaded up on spring bars, but I'm going to play with it....
The bikes add another twist entirely, so this will be an ongoing saga.
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Old 06-02-2014, 01:59 PM   #26
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The entire van may settle due to the weight, so the height should be equal to unloaded, minus the settling.

e.g. Unloaded Front 29" rear 32" Loaded Front 27" rear 30"

WDH install video from eTrailer
If you are saying trailer (no WDH) at 29" front, and then 27" with WDH engaged, that is far too much weight distribution. Unless you have a very large capacity truck (like an F450 or better), I would guess such a setup would have you far exceeding the front GAWR.

Front height (with WDH engage) should be nearly the same as without the trailer attached at all. You might be able to accommodate a slight drop (Ĺ"?), but 2" is too much.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:02 PM   #27
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Not to mention, if the rear becomes 2" higher than stock, you have actually REMOVED weight from the rear axle. This is a recipe for a jackknifed rig!! I can't access that etrailer video, but if that is what they recommend, they are flat wrong!
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e.g. = example gratis (free)

Fivers can settle a truck and inch or so. I used two inches to exaggerate the effect.

2" higher than stock? Where do you see that?

e.g. Unloaded Front 29" rear 32" Loaded Front 27" rear 30"

Again, it's an example. Your milage may vary.

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Old 06-04-2014, 01:57 PM   #29
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Yeah, my 2nd post is wrong. I read those rear numbers backwards. Sorry.
But even a 1" settling on front axle is probably too much for anything less than 3/4-ton.

If you allow the front end to drop more than Ĺ" compared to stock, I would highly recommend you check your front GAW, because you are heavier than stock up front.
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I had the same issue with my setup. I relied too much on WDH to get the TV level in doing so the nose of the trailer went up as well. I finally took TV & TT to the scales. I was throwing the weight to my front axle which exceeded by 300 lbs & very light in the rear. See what the GAWR front the front & rear of your TV & adjust WDH according to those specs with cargo in TV & TT if TV still sags in rear I would recommend air bags to bring that rear up.
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