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Old 01-30-2018, 09:45 PM   #589
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i have no problem pulling this trailer



fully loaded , my gas mileage goes down by 35%


Our last trip (albeit pretty flat and doing no more than 60mph) we managed about 16 mpg with our TDI
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Old 02-11-2018, 05:00 PM   #590
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Air suspension or no?

I’ve read the threads and several are years old and everyone’s use case is different.

We just bought a 30’ safari. 6500# dry.

Will buy an ‘11 or ‘12 CS. Should I get one with air suspension or not?

PS will take to Can Am for hitch reinforcement, brake controller, eaz lift elite and sway control.
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Old 02-12-2018, 06:05 AM   #591
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I was afraid the compressor would run all the time so I bought the normal suspension. It works fine but I’m wondering the same thing.
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:56 AM   #592
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I have a 2014 ML diesel with the air ride and it works well. Towing my 25 fb I use sport mode which has increased dampenING over the comfort mode. The air ride keeps the vehicle level under load which helps with load distribution on the TV. I had my setup and hitch reinforcement done by Canam. They set it up in sport mode which maintains a constant height. I don't notice the compressor working ever and would not worry about it.
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If I understand weight distribution correctly, air suspension does not transfer any load (or any significant load). I would appreciate, if somebody correct me, if this is not correct.

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I have a 2014 ML diesel with the air ride and it works well. Towing my 25 fb I use sport mode which has increased dampenING over the comfort mode. The air ride keeps the vehicle level under load which helps with load distribution on the TV. I had my setup and hitch reinforcement done by Canam. They set it up in sport mode which maintains a constant height. I don't notice the compressor working ever and would not worry about it.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:04 PM   #594
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If I understand weight distribution correctly, air suspension does not transfer any load (or any significant load). I would appreciate, if somebody correct me, if this is not correct.


You are correct. Air suspension does not transfer load from one axle to another on the TV.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:21 AM   #595
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You are correct. Air suspension does not transfer load from one axle to another on the TV.
Ditto, hence the fallacy of installing rear air bags to pick up a squashed rear end to level, and assuming all is well.
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:25 AM   #596
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You are correct. Air suspension does not transfer load from one axle to another on the TV.
I agree as I've adjusted my WD hitch many times trying to move weight forward with limited success. Having said that, I've been very happy with the tow performance of my Cayenne S.
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Which hitch you are using? With ProPride I do not have problems transferring weight to the front axle up to the axle limit.

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I agree as I've adjusted my WD hitch many times trying to move weight forward with limited success. Having said that, I've been very happy with the tow performance of my Cayenne S.
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Which hitch you are using? With ProPride I do not have problems transferring weight to the front axle up to the axle limit.
Just to confirm, your X5 has air suspension, right? I used a Husky Center Line WD hitch with my 25 FC and am currently using an Equalizer with our 27 FC.
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No, I do not have air suspension, just standard coil springs.

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Just to confirm, your X5 has air suspension, right? I used a Husky Center Line WD hitch with my 25 FC and am currently using an Equalizer with our 27 FC.
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