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Old October 1st, 2013, 03:17 PM
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here it part of the tow assist screen that is enabled after dealer install.

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Old October 1st, 2013, 03:52 PM
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That's cool!!
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Old October 1st, 2013, 09:33 PM
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Interesting. Makes me wonder what if any negative effects there are for not getting this programming done.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 09:35 PM
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I thought weight distributing hitches were a bad idea with air suspension.
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Interesting. Makes me wonder what if any negative effects there are for not getting this programming done.
I've always assumed that it just changes the minimum distance for the park sensors. The trailer wiring will still work if the configuration file is not changed to "Tow bar fitted."
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Old October 1st, 2013, 10:04 PM
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Jimmy, when you program somebody's tow assist screen can you "add new" and call it "Mobile Meth Kitchen"?
That's be funny.

The whole Breaking Bad finale is on my mind lately...
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Old October 1st, 2013, 10:06 PM
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I thought weight distributing hitches were a bad idea with air suspension.
Interesting. Whats the issue?
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Old October 1st, 2013, 11:02 PM
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Jimmy, when you program somebody's tow assist screen can you "add new" and call it "Mobile Meth Kitchen"?
That's be funny.

The whole Breaking Bad finale is on my mind lately...
HAhah I might do that! Sometimes when I write state inspections on Evoques I write the vehicle type as "SUV" in quotations. Its not really an SUV.
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Old October 1st, 2013, 11:10 PM
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Interesting. Whats the issue?
The hitch can take weight off the rear axle (to distribute it to the front axle). When that happens, the height sensors will keep the ride height correct, but less air pressure is needed. If the weight shifts back to the rear for some reason, their won't be enough pressure and you might bottom out or something.... maybe loose control? I'm not exactly sure.

I don't know how big of an issue it is.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 07:49 AM
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The hitch can take weight off the rear axle (to distribute it to the front axle). When that happens, the height sensors will keep the ride height correct, but less air pressure is needed. If the weight shifts back to the rear for some reason, their won't be enough pressure and you might bottom out or something.... maybe loose control? I'm not exactly sure.

I don't know how big of an issue it is.

I thought that the computer update from LR dealer changes the way the air suspension works in tow mode as well ? ... wow, that's really an issue possibly.. need to investigate this.
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Read somewhere that the stock hitch is not designed for weight load distribution and can break when "load" is pulling up on the hitch.
Not sure at what "weight"/"load" this becomes an issue.

Anyway, with all that fancy "I'll protect you at all cost" car electronics, I'm sure there is a slight chance of the electronic systems not protecting you when you have a trailer attached and in a weird situation ("CYA", "liability" words come to mind as I type this...).
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 05:19 PM
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Read somewhere that the stock hitch is not designed for weight load distribution and can break when "load" is pulling up on the hitch.
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I believe that is correct for the "stock" hitch, as per the owners manual...
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