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Re: Quadra Lift Setting when Towing?

It's a good rule of thumb to do as you say, mjodotcom...do a short "round the block" to let things stabilize before you make any final adjustments to things like WDH or moving weight around in the load. There's actually a thread here someone that details the process, but it breaks down simply to hook up reasonably well, let it bake for a moment and then do final adjustments.

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Re: Quadra Lift Setting when Towing?

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It's a good rule of thumb to do as you say, mjodotcom...do a short "round the block" to let things stabilize before you make any final adjustments to things like WDH or moving weight around in the load. There's actually a thread here someone that details the process, but it breaks down simply to hook up reasonably well, let it bake for a moment and then do final adjustments.
Cool deal - thanks for the advice. I am picking up my first travel trailer in a few days, any other things I should watch out for (ideal tire pressure, amount of weight on the tongue, etc?). The trailer is about 4200lbs unloaded, hitch weight 512. I will be installing a 800lb WDH with sway control (the trailer is 23ft long). I have a 2012 JGC V8 Overland.

Any recommendations on where to put the brake controller and some good mirror extensions? Other general infrastructure stuff I should be mindful of on the jeep?

Thanks for the help!
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Re: Quadra Lift Setting when Towing?

There are threads in the interior/exterior/visual forum area relative to brake controller location.

The WDH will be very helpful in getting your tongue weight and balance into control.

I seriously recommend you spend a bit of time practicing with your trailer once you have it, both on the road and in parking lots so you can get a feel for the boundaries and for how it behaves when you back up, etc. Every trailer is a little different. You may need mirror extensions, too, so I'm glad you mention them. I'm not familiar with the options there, unfortunately, as they are not needed with my horse trailer which is considerably smaller than your travel trailer will be.
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Re: Quadra Lift Setting when Towing?

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There are threads in the interior/exterior/visual forum area relative to brake controller location.

The WDH will be very helpful in getting your tongue weight and balance into control.

I seriously recommend you spend a bit of time practicing with your trailer once you have it, both on the road and in parking lots so you can get a feel for the boundaries and for how it behaves when you back up, etc. Every trailer is a little different. You may need mirror extensions, too, so I'm glad you mention them. I'm not familiar with the options there, unfortunately, as they are not needed with my horse trailer which is considerably smaller than your travel trailer will be.
Good tips - thanks. This will be our first TT so we will definitely have a lot to learn .
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Re: Quadra Lift Setting when Towing?

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It's a good rule of thumb to do as you say, mjodotcom...do a short "round the block" to let things stabilize before you make any final adjustments to things like WDH or moving weight around in the load. There's actually a thread here someone that details the process, but it breaks down simply to hook up reasonably well, let it bake for a moment and then do final adjustments.
So is it better to set up a WD hitch with Q/L disabled, or just at normal ride height? Seems like there are differing opinions.
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Re: Quadra Lift Setting when Towing?

Normal height, but then go around the block for things to settle. Remember, you have self-leveling and the WDH shifts weight to the front axil. The suspension needs a few moments to learn things. Once it does, you can ascertain if you need to tweak the WDH or not.
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Re: Quadra Lift Setting when Towing?

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Normal height, but then go around the block for things to settle. Remember, you have self-leveling and the WDH shifts weight to the front axil. The suspension needs a few moments to learn things. Once it does, you can ascertain if you need to tweak the WDH or not.
Jim - ok then, that's what I previously did but wanted to confirm.

Related question: How will I know if the weight distribution is actually even, if the QL will make the jeep "look level"?
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