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Old 06-21-2010, 10:23 AM   #1
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Hensley and Excursion Question

Is there anyone towing a 34 fter with an Excursion 4x4? I am interested in the stinger drop and bars you are using and if the trailer rides level with that stinger.

Also the measurement to the top of the coupler socket while the trailer is off the TV and parallel to the ground would be nice. I mention this because I have heaver axles under my trailer and 16 in. tires

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Old 06-21-2010, 11:08 AM   #2
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2" Drop

I tow the 31'er (45 degree start angle, 15" tires) with a 2005 4 X 4 Ex - 285's on the Ex instead of the stock 265's.

Found that a 2" drop is just about perfect - the upside of a 2" drop is that if turned around (makes it a 2" rise) it's just about right for both a non-4X4 Excursion AND my 3/4 ton Dodge van.

When towing with the Ex I have found that the 1000# bars seem to work well when pulled up to the first (least amount of tension) marker on the screw adjustment jacks.

I have measured the "trailer level" distance from the top of the coupling to the ground to be 20" (as opposed to the 19.5" in the factory specs) with the new axles.

Your trailers specs call for this distance to be 18.75" as it left the factory.


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Old 06-21-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
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...I am interested in the stinger drop and bars you are using and if the trailer rides level with that stinger...
basically this question is just gonna yield what OTHER FOLKS are using...

most of which will not apply 2 your rig and will only muddy your selection.

1. measure the receiver box height (upper/inner edge) on a level surface and with the ex' loaded.

2. measure A frame/coupler/cup height with the trailer level.

we can all chime in on the needed stinger drop with that info

but this is covered in the company book and the HAHA users guide.

w/d bars will depend on tongue weight and 34s have a WIDE RANGE over the years of production.

just guessing, 1000 lb bars would be ideal for your combo.

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