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Old 10-09-2013, 10:59 AM
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Hi all, has any one with air ride towed with a weight distributing hitch? If yes how did you set it up. Thanks speedbump,

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I have an "Equalizer Hitch" and I called them to ask how to set up. They told me for the INITIAL SET UP, set up the hitch with the Air Suspension turned off. After the INITIAL SETUP then you would hook your trailer on as usual and would tow/haul with the air suspension turned on as always. I did just that and my 21 foot 5,000 pound Keystone Outback Camper is pulled level with no problems since my initial set up. By doing it this way the air suspension only has to make a small adjustment vs. having to may a much larger adjustment and thus relying on the air suspension for all the leveling vs. using your wt. distribution hitch.
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Ditto on what Bhbdvm has to say. I too have an Equalizer brand hitch and did the same thing for setup. I've found that in connecting and disconnecting my trailer, it's helpful tou put the suspension into "tire change" mode first. By doing so, my Ram's air suspension hasn't "fought me" trying to keep level when the rear end is raised as part of the hitch or un-hitch process. As soon as the truck is started, it automatically returns to normal mode.

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We tow with the air suspension and as long as the truck is shut off when you are hooking up the weight distribution bars the truck does not self level. We have never had to change any setting in the dash to hook up the camper and we have never had any problems hooking up.
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I pull a fifthwheel on my 1500, I'm running the Total Load Control kit. Works great rides like a dream.
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