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Old 06-26-2012, 07:20 PM   #1
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Front 1.5 inches higher than back swift 185 RB

I now have my WDH all set up. The TV drops about 1.25 inches when the WDH is engaged. I measured from the front of the trailer frame, and the rear, I found the front was about 1.5 inches higher. I read on this forum that it is bad to have the front higher. Is 1.5 inches some thing I should be worried about? I have towed maybe 100 km with the trailer and it feels OK, but would it be much better if I was to get rid of the 1.5 inch difference . Thanks in advanced for any input. I hade a popup before this and I just want to make sure I am doing every thing right.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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It is desirable to have the front of the trailer level or slightly nose down. Can you drop the hitch one more hole in the shank?
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #3
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I was looking at the shank, and I am at the bottom holes.
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #4
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Can you flip the shank upside down to go lower?
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Old 06-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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I was looking at that too. I have it as low as it will go. One thing I was just thinking about is I dont have water in the tank. the tank is at the front. That might help level it.
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Old 06-26-2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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I was looking at that too. I have it as low as it will go.
I had to buy a longer shank for mine. We've put on 900+ miles since Saturday and I'm quite happy with the setup now.
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #7
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snip....... One thing I was just thinking about is I dont have water in the tank. the tank is at the front. That might help level it.
Adding water to the front tank may level the TT, but it will also add tongue weight (may or may not be an issue).

If you don't plan to be towing with your fresh water tank filled on a regular basis, I would purchase the correct draw bar to level the TT (assuming your TV/TT is under loaded conditions).

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:02 PM   #8
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I agree with Rustic Eagle I had to purchase shank with longer drop for my hitch I was about 1 to 1 1/2 inches high and in a good wind I had a lot of sway new shank and no more sway
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