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Old 07-19-2016, 11:00 AM   #1
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Tow ball height for 264BHW

My Dealers service manager gave me a height off the ground of 23" for the top of the ball, and said that's what he had in his specs for a 2016 F150 like mine. So I dropped the hitch adjustment one hole to get to that measurement, I'm just about right on 23". Now, to get a non-"up n down bounce" and a flat trailer to truck setup (all more or less flat, no sag on rear of truck or nose-down on trailer), I ended up going to 3 links on my WDH, which seems kind of hard to get to, even with taking my electric jack (3500 lbs) up till it's getting tired. I was at 4 links before I moved the hitch down.
This is with the trailer and truck fully loaded, black and gray tanks empty to 1/3 full, no water in water tank.
I know I need to "scale" this, but I'm assuming I should still make some adjustments before I do, as there's none near me.
Should I move the hitch back up one hole and see how it sits at 4 links? I'm told this is somewhat a trial and error process... I try, then see my error.

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Old 07-19-2016, 12:26 PM   #2
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I have a 28BHBE and a 2016 F150 and when my trailer sits level my top of the ball measurement is 23 Inches. That's from actual measurements, not a spec chart.

I'm using a 10k Equalizer hitch so its a bit different but it did take me a few tries to get the hitch / bars dialed in exactly right.

My electric tongue jack does struggle a bit to lift high enough to attach the bars.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:31 PM   #3
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What you want to look for:

- Height of front wheel wells slightly higher (<1") than unhitched.
- Trailer level or slightly nose down

When you have access to a scale, you should really check tongue weight as well, to ensure it is not too light in the tongue.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:44 PM   #4
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Thanks, guys, I appreciate the replies, and I'll work the new info in. Love my F150! 264bhw is working well for us so far.
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