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Old 03-14-2019, 02:35 PM   #1
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WD Hitch Air Bag setup

Good day. We bought a new rig and with that we bought a new WD hitch and had the dealer set it up. Once that was done he told me in needed airbags because my truck was sagging low in the rear, which it was. So I had some awesome Firestone airbags installed and they are sweet.

My question is how do I get the airbag pressure right without adding weight to the rear axle by using incorrect pressures as I have been warned by someone with no answers just an armchair expert.

My thought is I will measure the fender heights from and back, then connect the trailer and WD hitch, th n use the air bags to raise truck till the OG fender heights are again matched.

Is this the right way to resolve this?

I would appreciate any input, anyone could share, thank you.

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Old 03-14-2019, 02:55 PM   #2
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Without any air in the air bags, adjust your WD system per the manufacture’s instructions. Then air up the bags to level.

Note that the air bags have no meaningful effect on transferring weight back to the front wheels of the TV. The weight transfer has to come from the WD. If unable to transfer the weight to what is recommended means you were sold bars with too little capacity.
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Old 03-14-2019, 03:37 PM   #3
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Copy that.

Thank you.
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Old 03-23-2019, 08:56 PM   #4
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Maxpowers,

On an unrelated side note here, it appears that you and I have similar tow vehicles as well as electric tongue jacks. I found that I was able to lower my tailgate completely if I rotated the motor housing of the tongue jack 90 degrees to the side. This may work for you too if you have clearance issues.

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Old 03-24-2019, 01:58 PM   #5
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I did not know that. Did you unbolt the 3 main bolts at the frame and turn?

That is great I am already irritated by not being able to open tailgate when connected.

Thanks man.
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Old 03-24-2019, 02:00 PM   #6
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Just got back from first camping trip of the year and it was awesome.

Sitting outside last 2 nights having some bevi’s was awesome.

Camping rocks.
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I did not know that. Did you unbolt the 3 main bolts at the frame and turn?

That is great I am already irritated by not being able to open tailgate when connected.

Thanks man.
Maxpowers,
I found that I could loosen the set screws binding the tongue jack’s motor/control housing to the jack’s shaft. Then the housing would rotate to either side. I did not have to undo the bolts fastening the jack to the tongue. I guess you’ll have to check clearances on your set up, because you may have different brands of equipment/hardware.. I can post some pictures of what I did, but it will have to wait until I can retrieve my Passport in the next week or so. Still dealing with melting snow and mud here...

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