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Old 06-23-2016, 10:45 PM   #11
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From that picture, looks like the hitch head needs to be tilted back / down a little more and go from there with the links.
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Old 06-23-2016, 10:48 PM   #12
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From that picture, looks like the hitch head needs to be tilted back / down a little more and go from there with the links.
Ty John...... As mentioned it's a old photo....
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Old 06-24-2016, 12:57 AM   #13
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That's not an Andersen WD. But besides that point you need to setup the front of the F150. Ford recommends returning the front of the truck to 1/2 or less of the measurement of hitched and unhitched.
If the front fender well from the ground measures 34" with no TT hitched and then after setting the coupler on the ball and no spring bars it measures 36", you need to adjust the WD until the front measures 35"-34" and no less than 34".
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Old 06-24-2016, 04:21 AM   #14
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what go ducks said is true ... weight should be returned to front axle after hookup so it is roughly the same height as before... in this one I was adjusting mine and the head was tilted too far forward but I had the height right
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:29 AM   #15
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I think you need to go more links not less... the tighter the bars the more weight that is transferred to the front axle.
As a side note when I had a system like that and found what was right for me I painted the link I used so I did not have to count links or even remember..
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Old 06-24-2016, 07:48 AM   #16
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Before you start tweaking the hitch I'd suggest visiting the scales. Once you know how it's set up you can make adjustments based on the numbers.
The CAT Scale is your friend.
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Old 06-24-2016, 08:59 AM   #17
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I agree, the CAT scale is the best way to "dial-in" the WDH adjustment, and will also confirm that the WDH is rated correctly (an underrated WDH can make it difficult to maintain proper weight transfer). The TV fender-well measuring procedure will normally get one in the "adjustment" ballpark.

CAT Scale 'how-to': https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...v-tt-3871.html

Referencing the number of chain links "under tension" is commonly stated, and also minimizes a potential adjustment oversight in the event of different chain lengths.

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Thank you fellow RV'ers. Great suggestions and knowledge here. We'll hook up tonight and adjust .... We Head out in the AM for Maine.....
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Catmike2,

Safe travels......., check your TV/TT tire (and spare) psi's before hitting the highway.

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It's hard to tell from the pictures but to my eye the front of the camper is higher than it should be and the rear of the truck is lower than ideal. Those bars look to be a bit to small to raise an F150.

Suggestion: You complained about noise and most likely that's what they tried to correct. What you should do is ask them to set you up slightly lower in camper front while keeping truck as close to level as possible. That hitch might not get that done, not sure really.
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