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Old 05-09-2014, 12:58 PM   #41
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My old Ford Ranger was rated for just under 6000 lbs towing and 1300 lbs payload. When loaded up the hitch weight was 600. Hooked up with a 600 lb Equalizer WDH I could not get the rear end to come up any where near level, even cranking down the WDH as much as it would go. Rear Air-Lifts brought up the rear of the truck to be level with the front. Can't say it rode better after as it wasn't bad before the lifts, but it looked better and there was less chance of bottoming out the leaf springs or the hitch shank. I kept the air pressure somewhere around 5lbs unless I was going to tow. The trailer is 3550 lbs loaded.
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Old 05-09-2014, 01:01 PM   #42
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Here is the method I use to measure drop with the vehicle empty and parked level and then with the trailer hooked and the vehicle as close to travel weight as possible, I try to include passengers but I found it hard to do the measurements while seated in the drivers seat.
Thanks fudgebrownie. Does the level serve a purpose other than ensuring that you're on the centerline of the wheel to a fixed point on the body?

Could you set up a video camera so that you can stay seated?
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