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Old 05-24-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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Smile TT Hitch setup will Air Lifts cause any adjustments on Hitch?

Now that I setup my trailer as information given on a previous thread and it tows great. I added Air Lifts to help the rear of my truck, leaf springs and any bounce. How much air do I inflate the Air Lifts, will it cause any un balance/leveling on the TT and truck. Thanks You, Albert.

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Old 05-29-2010, 06:28 PM   #2
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I've never used them, but I've read that 25psi is a good starting point. As to hitch effect, that is something you will have to work out for your individual setup. Begin with bumper height measurements, then follow same setup procedure.
Could you not get the truck back to level, without the bags, by using the torsion bars?
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This may help, first fillup completely and load the truck as if ready to tow your trailer. Set the air bags with enough air to level the truck, then measure the distance to the bottem of the front and rear bumper. Now load the TT up as you would normally do for camping and hook it up. Now check to see if it is level, if not the adjust the weight distibuting bars to make it level. Now measure the bumper height of the truck again. The front and rear should have gone down the exact same amount. If they didn't then adjust the pressure in the bags to make it the same. Now recheck level on the TT.
Now if all is good take it for a spin and see if you actually have it loaded properly. If the steering seems too light then readjust weight in the TT and or the air pressure or weight distributing bars to put more weight on the front axle.

I hope this helps, good luck
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