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I just started towing a 16" toyhauler with a 700 lb tongue weight and an equalizer hitch, I have a 2" lift on the jeep. I would like to level the jeep as the trailer depresses the rear maybe 3 or 4", not a big deal except at night with lights. I'm right at the max tow limit or a little over, but it tracks well and is adequate on hills. Any ideas on overloads for the rear? Thanks
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I just started towing a 16" toyhauler with a 700 lb tongue weight and an equalizer hitch, I have a 2" lift on the jeep. I would like to level the jeep as the trailer depresses the rear maybe 3 or 4", not a big deal except at night with lights. I'm right at the max tow limit or a little over, but it tracks well and is adequate on hills. Any ideas on overloads for the rear? Thanks
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I just started towing a 16" toyhauler with a 700 lb tongue weight and an equalizer hitch, I have a 2" lift on the jeep. I would like to level the jeep as the trailer depresses the rear maybe 3 or 4", not a big deal except at night with lights. I'm right at the max tow limit or a little over, but it tracks well and is adequate on hills. Any ideas on overloads for the rear? Thanks
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It's a 4 door. I might have screwed up with the trailer, I knew total weight with what I wanted to haul was a touch over the max, but I only researched tongue weight after I bought the trailer. My bonehead defense is that I thought most trailers run around 10% of total weight, this one runs over 20%. Worst case, I might need to resell it.
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I put a set of those red airbags in my rear coil springs for when I pull my little travel trailer. I got them through Amazon for around $70 I think- If you are interested, I will try to see what I have in there. (I cant remember exactly- it was about 2 yrs ago)

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Thanks, I'll look into them.
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