Originally Posted by need-a-vacation
Based in your front wheel well measurements, it looks like you are actually transfering more weight back to the front axle with the wd bars latched up be no trailer hooked up. Generally the front wheel well measurement should not be less with the trailer hooked up with the wdh vs the truck only.
It could be the way the truck suspension "settled". A trip to the CAT Scales will tell you for sure.
Originally Posted by lukenick1
Ok did all measurements and here where I am at......thoughts?
2001 Toyota Tundra
(forgive me that I am not a math person and do not know how to read a tape measure ha ha ha)
Front wheel wells unhitched 34"+ 6 lines and 34 1/4"
Front wheels hitched no WDH 34 3/4"+1 line and 35"
Front wheels with WDH 34"+3lines and 33 3/4"+ 1 line
Rear unhitched only measured 1 tire 36 1/2"
Rear hitched no WDH measured both 33 3/4"+ 2 lines and 34"+ 2 lines
Rear with WDH 35 1/2"+ 2 lines and 35 1/4"
Does this look about right? My spring bars are hooked up with only 1 chain hanging free and 8 links under tension.
Height of the top of coupler with trailer level is between 18"- 18 1/2"
top of ball is 19 1/2"
All looks level
I think you are within 1/2" of spot on. my Reese WDH directions allude to a final set up of:
1. truck ball height 1 to 1-1/2" higher than level TT hitch height.
2. hitched w/bars attached - front and rear fender height within 1/2 of unhitched height
3. WDH bars parallel to TT tongue with sufficient links under tension (4-5) to ensure freedom of movement during turns.
4. TT level or slightly down in front.
on my hitch, tilting the hitch head one notch = 1/2 link of tension. I think you are with/in 1/2 link of good-to-go.
Reese strait-line hitch.