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Old 04-17-2011, 08:53 PM
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Re: Weight Disctributing Hitch

Did she road test on the can-am? I read a lot of states aren't familiar with 3 wheels and people fail some portions of the test which a can-am can't do such as a U-turn I think I read?
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Re: Weight Disctributing Hitch

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Did she road test on the can-am? I read a lot of states aren't familiar with 3 wheels and people fail some portions of the test which a can-am can't do such as a U-turn I think I read?
No, she already had her MC endorsement and is actually pretty good on 2 wheels but she's small so getting a bike big enough to not get blown all over the road makes it uncomfortable for her to manage.

Honestly, I have no idea how they could give someone an MC endorsement riding a Can-Am or any trike, for that matter. As 3 wheeled vehicles proliferate I think states and the feds need to consider specific endorsements for 3 wheels. I know many foreign countries have graduated MC licenses based on engine size. To get a more powerful bike you need to prove increased skills. The same would work for 3 wheels where it's the first level of MC endorsement with a full 2 wheel endorsement allowing you to operate 2 or 3 wheel vehicles.

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Re: Weight Disctributing Hitch

Is it necessary to disable the auto leveling system when using a weight distributing setup, ie: torsion bars, etc?
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Is it necessary to disable the auto leveling system when using a weight distributing setup, ie: torsion bars, etc?
No, it works fine with the air ride once it's dialed in.

You do need to lock it to set up the WDH but once it's properly set up the air ride just evens things out.

I found that things work better if you keep a little more tongue weight than you might if the suspension didnt adjust. Say one notch lower on the chain or one notch on the head. If you put too much tension on it the rear gets floaty.

BTW, there's no way to disable the air ride in motion unless you stay under 15 mph
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Re: Weight Disctributing Hitch

Interesting, Thanks for your help! btw, how do you temporarily disable the air ride?
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:29 PM
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Re: Weight Disctributing Hitch

From page 365 of the owner's manual:

"the Quadra-Lift™ air suspension system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling to be disabled. Press and hold both the “Up” and “Down” buttons simultaneously between 5 and 10 seconds, a message will appear in the EVIC stating leveling has been disabled immediately after both buttons have been released ... Driving the vehicle over 5 mph (8 km/h) will return the air suspension to normal operation."
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Re: Weight Disctributing Hitch

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From page 365 of the owner's manual:

"the Quadra-Lift™ air suspension system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling to be disabled. Press and hold both the “Up” and “Down” buttons simultaneously between 5 and 10 seconds, a message will appear in the EVIC stating leveling has been disabled immediately after both buttons have been released ... Driving the vehicle over 5 mph (8 km/h) will return the air suspension to normal operation."
Correct and because I'm a bit anal I lowered it to sport/aero height then locked it since when I'm on the highway it's lowered due to speed. Over 2500 miles the setup worked flawlessly.
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Re: Weight Disctributing Hitch

Thanks for the excellent write up. That helps me out a lot since I'll be towing my toys in the future as well. I use a WDH as well.
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Re: Weight Disctributing Hitch

I've searched many posts about whether or not to use a weight distributing hitch with the Jeep Grand Cherokee and I still have questions. I didn't use a weight distributing hitch with my previous tow vehicles (Nissan Armada Off Road & Ford F-150 4x4).


I tow a 2003 Sea Bowrider 220. The boat wtih a full tank of gas and trailer weight around 6000 lbs. The trailer has surge brakes and a swing-away tongue. I've attached a picture of the boat & trailer with the tongue folded.

Have any of you used a weight distributing hitch with a similar trailer?
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Re: Weight Disctributing Hitch

Hello MJW,

I'm Johnny Canuck. I have a 2011 WK2 w/hemi. I pull a 14 foot trailer which I plan to haul my motorcycle with and am planning on purchasing a WD hitch. I have a couple of questions I would like to ask of you.
1) How do you turn the auto level on/off?
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2) Do you need to run in tow haul mode for the anti-sway to activate? Noticed some sway (just that slight feeling) hauling empty when coming from dealer. As well as some serious back and forth clunking in the hitch.

Thanks in advance

Johnny Canuck
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