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    Picked up a toy hauler last Friday. Couldn't beat the deal on it. 2009 Coachmen Adrenaline Blast 210. Dry weight is around 4200lbs, with a max weight of 7500lbs. Trailer is 24ft tip to tail. Haven't run it across scales yet, but had a little over a 100 mile drive up I-95 back home. Towed great using my EcoDiesel. I bought a EAZ Lift 1200lb WDH. I didn't install the sway control yet, but it pulled like a dream. The factory trailer brake controller and air suspension worked well. Truck leveled out nice. Looking forward to seeing how it tows when I load up 2 quads or my Victory Cross Country Tour. Either way it will be another 900lbs in the trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namretsud View Post
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    Trailer all ready to tow after going thru equalizer hitch readjustment to new trailer. Original settings were.

    hitch on trailer to level 24 1/2"
    ball start at 21 1/2" reset to 24 1/2"
    front fender spacing before hook up 36 1/2" after setup with 14 1/2# air in the Boss air bags 36 1/2"
    rear fenders height before 39 1/2" after 38 1/2"

    To me it looks pretty good and seems to tow fine on the local highway up to 100kmph. (62 mph)

    Comments on how I got it set up.
    If the front fender spacing is the same before and after setting up the weight distribution does that imply that no additional weight was added to the front axle? I know the ride height of the rear is controlled by the airbags, but unless you put air bags up front or otherwise modified the suspension the same ride height before and after makes me think something isn't right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MAS View Post
    If the front fender spacing is the same before and after setting up the weight distribution does that imply that no additional weight was added to the front axle? I know the ride height of the rear is controlled by the airbags, but unless you put air bags up front or otherwise modified the suspension the same ride height before and after makes me think something isn't right.
    I had the air ride on my truck. Everything looks level, but when you go to a scale you'll learn that you still need weight distribution bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KSH View Post
    I had the air ride on my truck. Everything looks level, but when you go to a scale you'll learn that you still need weight distribution bars.
    Right I agree. What I'm saying is he had after market air bags on the rear and the front axle (I'm assuming) is unaltered and he has the same ride height before and after, so I'm suggesting there is no extra load on the front axle, or that his weight distribution is not properly working/adjusted.

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    If your truck is not equipped with factory air ride an easy way to do your initial weigh distribution setup. Is to adjust it so that the front ride hight is the same as unloaded. That means your not transferring weight off the front axle to the rear. If the front lifts at all it well transfer that weight to your rear axle that combined with airbags to hide the squat make sit easy to overload it. Our trucks are heavy enough on the front axle to not need additional weight transfer to them just the unloaded weight restored back to it.

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