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Old 03-12-2012, 03:13 PM   #11
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You do know about the trick of using the tongue jack to lift the back end of the vehicle when you "snap up" the brackets right? that is why so many of us use a power jack...
Hey Seann...can you explain that trick to me a bit more..i am fairly new with pulling a trailer and not quite sure what you mean but i think i have an idea...thanks
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:01 AM   #12
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Hey Seann...can you explain that trick to me a bit more..i am fairly new with pulling a trailer and not quite sure what you mean but i think i have an idea...thanks
Basically, once you lock the coupler onto the ball, you used the jack on the TT's tongue to lift up the tongue and the rear of the TV together. It makes snapping on your WDH set-up much easier as there's substantially less pressure on the bars. Once the bars are in place and locked, you simply lower the tongue jack back down and the TV and TT will settle into position. I used this method with my Equal-i-zer hitch and never have to use the pry bar to hitch or un-hitch.

Of course I don't use a power jack like so many others on here. Good old Marine Corps Spirit gets the job done every time.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:23 AM   #13
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hey thanks for that...thats what i thought you were talking about but just wanted to make sure...I will have to incorporate that into my routine when I hook up the TT from here on in...cheers
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #14
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AirLift airbags made a world of difference with our older van which was loaded right up to capacity - let us get back that inch or two sag that the WD hitch could not take out. That being said, you have a unique problem with the way the suspension in the Expedition is designed, and I don't think either Goodyear or AirLift can offer a solution. Somebody must make a heavier duty air shock or helper spring that would work - check you local speed shop or google around a while ....
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