Originally Posted by OC Dan
So, I spent the morning getting the WDH set up. This is what I have so far. It is just a tad nose high, but the trailer is empty. I'm slowly building up supplies, so as more stuff goes in the trailer, I think it will level it perfectly. I will be installing the cams tomorrow. I just wanted to get the weight distribution done first. Once the cams are installed, the chains should hang perfectly straight, as the brackets that the chains bolt to that mount on the cams will cause the chains to angle back about an inch and a half, which by my estimate should put them dead straight from where they are now.
Those of you who know how to set up a WDH, can you tell me if I'm looking good so far? This is my first time doing it. Thanks!
from your write up and pictures, Your truck profile looks fine, but I think your ball height is a bit too high. Unfortunately, it looks like the hitch head it at the bottom hole in your drop shank.
The ball height on you truck should be 1 to 1-1/2" higher than the coupler height on a level trailer.
Measure and record truck height on all rour corners of your truck.
hook up trailer.
Add tension to the WD bars to restore truck height to un-hitched height (within 3/4 of an inch).
Now check if you WD bars are parallel to the trailer tongue and the ground. If not, then unhook and adjust the hitch head angle.
hook up trailer again, add WD bar tension and remeasure truck corners.
NOW YOU CAN ADD DUAL CAM set up. This is how I did it
add cam brackets and chain hardware and you did.
insert cam in turnbuckle and keep both nuts loose.
apply good coat of grease on cam and cam threads. Hook up WD bars,
take a mallet or 2x4 and tap the cams to ensure they are all the way in the WD bar groove. BTW, your snap up bracket should be vertical from your cam.
drive your truck/trailer forward and backward through a few tight turns to ensure the cams have settled in the WD bars. Finish this maneuver with the truck/trailer is a STRAIGHT LINE.
Now tighten the two large nuts on each of the cams.
unhook the WD bars and wipe off all the grease.
My truck is 3/8" higher in the front 3/4" lower in the back when hooked up. my truck and trailer are both level, I experience no sway at all, and the steering is solid.
I tried to adjust the WD bars to try and return the truck to unhitched heights. I ended up bending one of the cam bars and destroying a snap up bracket. TOO much tension.
Hookup/unhitch has been pretty simple too.
latch the coupler to the ball, then raise truck/trailer with the tongue jack until the jack just starts to lift the truck. Then hook up WD bars. Very little effort is required to get the bars and snap up chains in place. raise your tongue jack and and off you go.
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