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Old 05-06-2012, 05:46 PM   #11
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Since you are using a truck as a TV, and they are meant to take some weight on the back axle, I think I would back off a little on the WDH. You are so close after your 1st setup....that is great. And also, it is great that you are taking your time with the setup and the measurements.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:21 PM   #12
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Thanks mtnguy. Do you mean take a washer off of the spacer rivet to get the front to the uncoupled height?

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Old 05-06-2012, 07:08 PM   #13
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Thanks mtnguy. Do you mean take a washer off of the spacer rivet to get the front to the uncoupled height?

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Someone with an Equal-i-zer will have to chime in on that 1. I am unfamiliar with that adjustment system.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:02 PM   #14
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If you want to take weight off the front axle you would remove a washer. I don't have my manual in front of me, but it sounds like a good setup.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:16 PM   #15
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Thanks I will remove one washer and remeasure tomorrow.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:59 PM   #16
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Well before going through the trouble of removing one washer, I contacted Progressive to see how many washers to remove or what els I could adjust. The first call I left a message. Waited for 30 minutes, got impatient and called again and got a live person. He listened to the measurements and said it sounded very good to him and to not change any thing. Was getting ready to got to Camping world to have them tighten the bolts to torqued specs and the phone rang. It was another gentleman and I gave him the numbers and he answered with the same thing. So in a couple of weeks we will be taking a trip about an hour and half away and will see how it goes.

Thanks to everyone for your advice. I will update how it goes.

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:40 PM   #17
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That's interesting considering the Equal-I-zer manual says the w/d should be adjusted to eliminate at least 50% of the rise (of the front wheel well)...

I don't recall them saying to eliminate more than 100% of the rise.

Most truck manufacturers say to eliminate 50-100% but I don't know about Dodge. Ford says 50% and GMC and Toyota say 100% as I recall.

Let us know what you think of the tow. And, remember your driving experience will tell you a lot. It's ok to experiment and adjust to find your perfect setup.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:16 PM   #18
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After rereading my manual and looking at your numbers, I wonder if you are over adjusted. I might take a washer out and see. The biggest danger is having the rear higher after and you are approaching your unhitched height.
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:34 PM   #19
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21C1 that is what I thought too. But because the rear is back to half way and the front was only a 1/4 inch low they said it was the quarter inch from perfect. I am thinking about driving to the site in a couple of weeks the way it is and remove a washer coming home.

Of course I have almost decided to hook it up and drive down the interstate to the next exit and then driving back to see how it "feels". If it doesn't feel right then remove the washer. It will be next Monday before I get the chance....still have to swap out the L-brackets from the e2 to the new ones....they are almost identical but one plate is a 16th thicker.

Thanks for the feedback 21C1!

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