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Old 11-23-2015, 07:47 PM   #15
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Please be advised that several tests were made using automatic rear end leveling.

They "ALL" proved the same DISADVANTAGE.

When automatic leveling took place, the principle purpose of the load equalizing hitch was VOIDED by that system.

Further proof was the large number of roll over accidents that we (Caravanner Insurance) paid for when automatic leveling was used. Also improper inflated "air bags" and "air shocks" did the same thing, namely defeating the purpose of a load equalizing hitch.

Simply put, it took the bend out of the bars, meaning weight was not being properly transfered.

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Do you have any empirical evidence for other air suspension systems such as my 2008 Range Rover HSE? I have Blue Ox WD with 1,000 lbs bars that remain bowed when vehicle is level and running. Thanks.
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Please be advised that several tests were made using automatic rear end leveling.

They "ALL" proved the same DISADVANTAGE.

When automatic leveling took place, the principle purpose of the load equalizing hitch was VOIDED by that system.

Further proof was the large number of roll over accidents that we (Caravanner Insurance) paid for when automatic leveling was used. Also improper inflated "air bags" and "air shocks" did the same thing, namely defeating the purpose of a load equalizing hitch.

Simply put, it took the bend out of the bars, meaning weight was not being properly transfered.

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Old 11-23-2015, 11:02 PM   #17
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I towed a 6,000 pound trailer with my 2001 Tahoe equipped with a rear air load leveling system. The weight distribution system was initially set up with the load leveling system at rest, not active. The air system kicked in after approximately 2 miles of running and brought the SUV and trailer to a level attitude. I towed over 100,000 miles with this combination all over the U.S. mountain west, southwest and Canada. The WDS and Air Leveling system was very effective and reliable.
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As with any rig, the Cat scales are the best answer as to whether or not the weight distribution bars are working or not and restoring the load to the front axle.

I suggest that for a vehicle equipped with self leveling air bags it is very important to check it out on the scales since you cannot do the dimensional measurements and checks to confirm deflections, etc. So the scales will let you know where you are after the truck levels up automatically in terms of WD.
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