Draw Bar Height No WDH
My draw bar with 2in ball on it, attached to the TV, has top of ball to ground height of 22ins. My TT, a Skylark GVWR 3500, specs say the Hitch Ball Height is 17ins. When I attach the fully loaded TT, scaled says 3440#, to the TV the whole rig looks level. Although I do have to shift some weight forward as the tongue weight was light.
I towed today with lighter weights in my TV and TT by about 150# each, moving the trailer "unloaded" (the 150# is what we add to each TV and TT to go on a trip), with some weight, about 70#, shifted forward in the TT and had a very good ride in strong and light winds towing at 60mph. The rig looked level and showed level with a level with the above draw bar/ball TT hitch heights.
Do I need to lower the TV draw bar/ball to match the TT height to have a proper setup?
2013 Ford Explorer 4WD, GVWR 6160, GCWR 10160, Max Tongue Wt 500#, Reese WD Hitch 66151
2012 Skylark 21FBV, GVWR 3500, New July 2013
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