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Old 10-01-2013, 09:59 PM   #11
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I had 1.25" of sag on my Nissan Titan when hooking my 831RLSS up with my hitch setup. It towed fine but, I kept playing with the setup and was able to dial it in to where I have no sag at all. It actually feels much better towing. Speaking for my setup, getting rid of the sag and leveling it out made a difference.

With that being said, everyone's comfort level while driving and towing are different just as the vehicles.

I'd use that video and stick to manufacturer's recommendations in their manual. The manual will tell you how to properly setup the hitch and what the acceptable limits would be for raising or lowering the front or rear of the truck.

Keep playing around and see if you notice a difference. I've seen so many people towing with no WDH when they should have one or people that have one and it isn't setup at all. I'm sure everyone has seen those folks going down the road. 1" isn't that bad at all but, you might feel much better if you are able to get it level.
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Old 10-01-2013, 10:16 PM   #12
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IMO, 1" down in back and 1" up in front is TOO much. As Flagstaffer said, level is better. Get it back to your original measurements and it will tow a lot better.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:04 PM   #13
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IMO, 1" down in back and 1" up in front is TOO much. As Flagstaffer said, level is better. Get it back to your original measurements and it will tow a lot better.
X2 on this, it is too much, I look at it this way 1 inch lift in front is lifting design weight off your steering it needs to be adjusted back down. It's just an adjustment may as well do it right and not accept these measurements as good enough.
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Old 10-01-2013, 11:16 PM   #14
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If you refer to the installation manual for the equalizer they say to measure the front wheel well distance off the ground with truck loaded but no TT connected. Then connect TT w/o WD and re-measure. Then you want to adjust WD to split the difference. So if it was 28" before TT and 30" after TT connected w/o WD then you want to adjust for 29". See manual attached.. http://www.equalizerhitch.com/pdf/EQOwnersManual.pdf
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:05 AM   #15
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Thank You to all, with that being said, once I dial this in to, I guess air suspension/bags is out of the question?.
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Old 10-02-2013, 03:56 AM   #16
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Thank You to all, with that being said, once I dial this in to, I guess air suspension/bags is out of the question?.
Heck no,put on the bags. Then you can use them to (Fine Tune) your Headlights! Youroo!!
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Old 10-02-2013, 08:46 AM   #17
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IMO, 1" down in back and 1" up in front is TOO much. As Flagstaffer said, level is better. Get it back to your original measurements and it will tow a lot better.

I agree with a part of this. I believe that the front SHOULD NOT move up! If the front is going up that means when you are hitched up you are taking weight off of the front steering wheels! This can cause obvious problems! But I believe the 1" in the back isn't an issue! The truck will squat some due to how the springs are designed. If you check out your leaf springs there are multiple leaves. The lowest one is called the overload spring and is the stiffest of them all. As the main pack takes weight it flattens out and applies more and more surface area to the overload to increase the spring weight to allow the truck to hold more weight. It is done this way so you don't sacrifice ride quality when un loaded!

With a stock suspension you will want the trucks rear to squat some, there is nothing wrong with this! As long as the truck isn't squatting more in the back to where it is past level you are fine... (generally 2.5")

I have installed a leveling kit on the front of my truck so my truck sits level when un loaded. I have also installed air bags in my truck to prevent any additional weight to squat the rear end of my truck at all due to this.

I love air bags and strongly recommend them, but without knowing your trailers tongue weight I wouldn't yet suggest them to you....

Just my opinion.
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Thank You to all, with that being said, once I dial this in to, I guess air suspension/bags is out of the question?.
If your WDH is setup correctly, then you should not need airbags.
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Thank You to all, with that being said, once I dial this in to, I guess air suspension/bags is out of the question?.
Once your WD is setup, if you put air in the bags and change the rear height of the truck now your wd is off again. If you want to use the bags inflate them to where you want them, then set up the WD. IMO with the wdh you should not need bags. Bags, IMO, are more for those with 5ers.
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Before you add bags, look up Cat Scale here on the forum and make a trip out one Saturday morning, loaded for camping.

Then, once the WDH is set up, then you could add bags. They will probably make the ride smoother in the F250.
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