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Old 07-31-2017, 10:13 AM   #3661
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:14 AM   #3662
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LOL it slides back in... really!
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:29 AM   #3663
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Thoughts on level? Does it look nose up? Trying to get the air bags dialed in with the eq 10000

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Question for those who know (I've only ever had a 5'er):
When you have a WDH and airbags, how do you know when to adjust the WDH vs. the airbags for truck level? Both affect it, right?

Reason I ask is the truck looks tail high to me.

I've found that the levelness of the ground and the angle the truck sits at can play tricks on me when looking at trailer level. It might not be a bad idea to hang a level under the frame for checking that.
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Old 07-31-2017, 10:44 AM   #3664
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:10 AM   #3665
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Question for those who know (I've only ever had a 5'er):
When you have a WDH and airbags, how do you know when to adjust the WDH vs. the airbags for truck level? Both affect it, right?

Reason I ask is the truck looks tail high to me.

I've found that the levelness of the ground and the angle the truck sits at can play tricks on me when looking at trailer level. It might not be a bad idea to hang a level under the frame for checking that.
From what I understand, the hitch should be adjusted as follows:

1. Find the most level and flat piece of concrete you can find..

2. Measure unloaded height of the top of the hitch ball (no air in bags).

3. Level out the trailer. Measure the height to the top of the hitch. This will determine the drop/rise needed. Both the hitch ball and the hitch should be at the same height.

4. Measure from the fenders to the ground both front and rear (vehicle).

5. Hook up the trailer. Adjust the torsion on the bars so you have an equal amount of squat both front and rear on the TV.

6. Inflate the bags on the rear to raise the rear to the original (unloaded) ride height. It shouldn't take much. You want the trailer to ride level yet and for the rear of the vehicle to be close to the stock ride height. It'll take some adjusting to get it just right.

There are probably 1000 different opinions on this so let the flaming begin!
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:16 AM   #3666
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From what I understand, the hitch should be adjusted as follows:

1. Find the most level and flat piece of concrete you can find..

2. Measure unloaded height of the top of the hitch ball (no air in bags).

3. Level out the trailer. Measure the height to the top of the hitch. This will determine the drop/rise needed. Both the hitch ball and the hitch should be at the same height.

4. Measure from the fenders to the ground both front and rear (vehicle).

5. Hook up the trailer. Adjust the torsion on the bars so you have an equal amount of squat both front and rear on the TV.

6. Inflate the bags on the rear to raise the rear to the original (unloaded) ride height. It shouldn't take much. You want the trailer to ride level yet and for the rear of the vehicle to be close to the stock ride height. It'll take some adjusting to get it just right.

There are probably 1000 different opinions on this so let the flaming begin!
You tube it.
Great videos for hands on people.
But your weight distribution hitch should be adjusted prior to any air bag adjustment.
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Old 07-31-2017, 02:34 PM   #3667
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You tube it.
Great videos for hands on people.
But your weight distribution hitch should be adjusted prior to any air bag adjustment.


My bags came after the wdh initial install so that was the order I did it. It definitely took the little bit of bounce but I felt a little sway but that could be from the equalizer sway jackets I bought. I probably introduced too many variables in my last tow. I may lower the ball a bit. Getting those 2 bolts off to do so is going to be a pain especially since I borrowed the huge torque wrench for the initial install.
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Old 07-31-2017, 03:25 PM   #3668
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Your sway is controlled by a sway bar.
On your hitch it might be built in with hydraulic cylindres.
On mine if i hit 40 km wind gust or more that when i would like a second sway bar.
But so far it works great
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Old 07-31-2017, 05:20 PM   #3669
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Your sway is controlled by a sway bar.
On your hitch it might be built in with hydraulic cylindres.
On mine if i hit 40 km wind gust or more that when i would like a second sway bar.
But so far it works great


When do you turn on the friction sway bar? The reason i say on is mine is labeled on/off. I have had issues with it getting cross threaded and tech at camping world said just use on interstate. But what a pain to stop on the on/off ramp. I have a bolt through mine now instead of on/off lever
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Old 07-31-2017, 06:59 PM   #3670
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Old 07-31-2017, 07:27 PM   #3671
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Is that a 1500 or 2500?
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Old 08-01-2017, 08:23 AM   #3674
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:09 AM   #3675
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When do you turn on the friction sway bar? The reason i say on is mine is labeled on/off. I have had issues with it getting cross threaded and tech at camping world said just use on interstate. But what a pain to stop on the on/off ramp. I have a bolt through mine now instead of on/off lever
Mine is on all the time.
I usualy go with wind conditions.
So if i doing a 5 hour trip i put it extra tight.
And if i am going to the cottage an hour away i don t tighten as much for turns.
But it will move regardless. It like vrake pads on a piece of metal so it does slide
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Old 08-01-2017, 10:47 AM   #3676
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Mine is on all the time.
I usualy go with wind conditions.
So if i doing a 5 hour trip i put it extra tight.
And if i am going to the cottage an hour away i don t tighten as much for turns.
But it will move regardless. It like vrake pads on a piece of metal so it does slide


Glad to see someone not having issues with it. The tech told me it is due to all the turns of none interstate driving that works the threads on on/off lever.
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Old 08-01-2017, 02:07 PM   #3677
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Glad to see someone not having issues with it. The tech told me it is due to all the turns of none interstate driving that works the threads on on/off lever.
Thats absurd.
If the handle is pointing down it sure wont fight gravity and come back up to losen itself...
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Mine is on all the time. The only time it's off is when I'm doing local trips or backing up.
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Old 08-01-2017, 04:24 PM   #3679
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