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Old 03-31-2015, 12:15 PM   #21
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LOL! Coupler sits on top of ball...now lower all the way so its on...now at bottom...right
I give up on this one.
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Old 03-31-2015, 01:48 PM   #22
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Back up close to the trailer and level the trailer. Set your hitch ball to something higher than the top of the coupler on the trailer (it's a guess). Hook up and measure; then unhook and adjust your hitch based upon the numbers you got.

I have yet to see a production hitch on a standard truck that would not adjust to a TT.
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:19 PM   #23
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Hmmm... my dealer did all this for me. They adjusted the receiver, hitch, and equalizer. I didn't even consider doing this first. Maybe your dealer will assist with this?
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Old 03-31-2015, 02:41 PM   #24
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The dealer size they would set up the hitch for me for $75. Too rich for my blood, especially since I can do it myself. But what I will do is email the salesman, explain the problem to him and make him run out to their lot with a tape measure, and I won't accept 31" for an answer.
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Oh, I see, I wouldn't have paid for it either. My dealer through it all in with the purchase.
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Old 03-31-2015, 03:49 PM   #26
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The dealer size they would set up the hitch for me for $75. Too rich for my blood, especially since I can do it myself. But what I will do is email the salesman, explain the problem to him and make him run out to their lot with a tape measure, and I won't accept 31" for an answer.
make sure you have him LEVEL the trailer on a LEVEL piece of asphalt/ground, then have him measure from the ground to the top of the coupler.

Adjust your hitch to get the top of your hitch ball to be 1 to 1.5" higher. The truck will then squat 2" or so after you hook up. You will then get some of that squat back after you hook up the WD bars. Tilt the hitch head to ensure that bars will be parallel with the trailer tongue when under tension. (at least on my REESE WD hitch).

In the end, the trailer should be level or SLIGHTLY nose down, and your truck should be level (w/in 1/2" at the wheel wells when compared to unloaded heights.)

other than that, contact JAYCO directly and get the specs from their tech department.

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Old 03-31-2015, 04:40 PM   #27
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If you call Jayco they will tell you the hitch height of your trailer, that way you don't have to wounder if the salesman measured it right or not.

I have called Jayco two times and ask them for the hitch height of the last two trailers I've had and they were right on the money.
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I emailed Jayco originally and that's where the 31.25" number came from. If I call them, I'm sure they'll quote the same number to me. The salesman actually seems like a decent sort and I haven't caught him fibbing to us yet, so I'm fairly confident he'll provide what I need. Of course, it's all subject to verification.

But if anyone out there has a 24FBS and wouldn't mind throwing a tape measure on it for me, I would be grateful.
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:36 PM   #29
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Jayco for my 24RBS said 26 inches measured at the top of the trailer ball receiver....I wonder where they take their measurment with my tape measure its 22 inches
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Old 03-31-2015, 09:59 PM   #30
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After picking up the new 20MRB today, I was also a bit paranoid of ball height. I notice Jayco uses a Lippert brand ball receiver/ trailer tongue and not an Atwood. Lippert places the ball receiver on the bottom of the frame unlike where Atwood locates theirs near the top of the frame. This is the Lippert on our new 20MRB:



I wonder if Jayco used Atwood in the recent past and might explain the high ball height if the new stat wasn't recorded and updated.

Just speculation on my part.

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