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Old 11-17-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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WD conundrum - back of truck sitting higher?

I am working to adjust the Reece dual cam trunnion bar 12K WD kit. Going simply off measurments to bottom of front and rear of truck, in order to get the front back to level (same height loaded and unloaded) I am tilting the head almost to the full 15 degrees. This raises the rear of the tuck 2 inches. Yes, the hitched height of the truck and therefore the coupler, is 2 inches HIGHER than unhooked.

Um - how does that work, and what should I do?
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:12 PM   #2
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Go back to the point where the adjustment had no further effect on the front ride height and try it there.

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Old 11-18-2012, 09:10 AM   #3
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I am working to adjust the Reece dual cam trunnion bar 12K WD kit. Going simply off measurments to bottom of front and rear of truck, in order to get the front back to level (same height loaded and unloaded) I am tilting the head almost to the full 15 degrees. This raises the rear of the tuck 2 inches. Yes, the hitched height of the truck and therefore the coupler, is 2 inches HIGHER than unhooked.

Um - how does that work, and what should I do?
What are you using as the reference point ??

You can not use the bumpers as the reference points. You have to use a body reference point in line with the wheel axis....albeit the top of the fenders.....and the exact same spot every time.

The bumpers will give you all sorts of weird measurements.
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:16 AM   #4
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Sounds like you may need to buy a longer drop shank to get the head at a level starting point then start your adjustment from there. I had a heck of a time when we had our Dodge trying to get a drop shank that was long enough and eventuayyly welded an extension to the bottom and drilled a new hole in the 11" drop shank I had to get the trailer level. It was well worth it as all my sway issues went away when the hitch was set to work the way Blue Ox designed it to..
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:30 PM   #5
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Just posted my scale numbers. Got it set close to level. Thinking about one more indent on the head, lost 120 pounds of front axle from unloaded weight.

Noticed a huge difference pulling with this system.
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If you do have the F350 suspension as listed in your signature, it may actually be tough to get the Excursion leveled out.

Did you also change the front suspension, or just the rear springs?
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Old 11-21-2012, 08:26 AM   #7
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jeeplj8, do have a self leveling system on the Excursion ??
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:08 AM   #8
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I put the one ton springs on front and rear. Does not have an auto leveling suspension. Looks very level, and drives much better than before. We are here until Sunday, I may dial in one more detent on the hitch head.
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Did you try taking some of the tilt out of the head.
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Read it wrong the first time. What does Ford suggest in manual as far as set up. On my Chevy they allow a 1/2" rise in front.
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