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Towing/Camping Advice with Tips & Tricks

I have not pulled a 'large' load with the Jeep before. I am interested in general tips and tricks when towing a 'large' load. Also, some tips and tricks for camping. Below is some info.

The TT is a 2011 Jayco Eagle Super lite 256RKS. The dry weight is ~5900 lbs. Installed is a Curt Reflex Electric Brake Controller. The trailer came with a WD hitch and stabilizer bars. The jeep is a 2011 Hemi Overland with QDII, QL, Tow package.

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Re: Towing/Camping Advice with Tips & Tricks

You seem to be well set with both the brake controller and WDH ready to go. The best advice that anyone can give is be sure to "practice" so you learn the boundaries of the combined vehicle and so you gain a good feel for turning, braking and acceleration response. Always drive conservatively, too...you cannot stop on a dime and there are plenty of idiots on the road!

Oh, and you may also want to have a trailer expert check that the WDH is setup and adjusted properly for your combination. You may also need extension mirrors.
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I have found it difficult to find a good setting for the WHD. The air suspension moves around a lot. My understanding is the suspension doesn't level until you start driving. Any thoughts about dealing with that?
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Re: Towing/Camping Advice with Tips & Tricks

Willx posted about this some time ago in a thread somewhere here...with QL, you do need to move the vehicle a bit for the self-leveling to occur. But the leveling isn't the same as weight distribution. So you may need to make a few iterations of adjustments to get it right for your vehicle/trailer combination. With QL, this will be less about "visually level" (since QL already does that) as it will be able how things feel when you are cornering, etc. The WDH is moving tongue weight to the front axel for better stability and performance.
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