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Old 08-05-2014, 08:32 AM   #11
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If I'm not mistaken, when you lower the ball, you're going to lose some tension on the bars. So if your weight distribution is appropriate at the current setup, and you drop the hitch ball down some (to get the bars more level), you'll also want to add a washer to tilt the head a little more rearward to retain that spring bar tension.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:46 AM   #12
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The trailer and truck should be as near level as possible when ready to travel. You may have to purchase a longer shank to acheive this.
X2. That's what we had to do as the shank that came with the hitch was not long enough and did not give us enough drop. I wouldn't change the ball as it looks like it will interfere with your a-frame. The longer shank should resolve your issue.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:47 AM   #13
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I would load it up and go camping. Some folks seem to worry a little too much about trying to get everything perfect. If your weight distribution is good, it's close enough to level to pull anywhere you want. Perfection is not a requirement.
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Old 08-05-2014, 11:51 AM   #14
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I would load it up and go camping. Some folks seem to worry a little too much about trying to get everything perfect. If your weight distribution is good, it's close enough to level to pull anywhere you want. Perfection is not a requirement.
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I would load it up and go camping. Some folks seem to worry a little too much about trying to get everything perfect. If your weight distribution is good, it's close enough to level to pull anywhere you want. Perfection is not a requirement.
The pic I posted yesterday was with the TT and TV loaded (it's also a hyperlink to a bigger pic). It pulls fine but I don't think the bars are supposed to be at than angle for the friction perches to make even contact. The bars are also difficult to put on and remove now...to me, that's a physical indication something isn't right.
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Old 08-05-2014, 12:53 PM   #16
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I guess if you are worried about it, I would start by putting a regular ball on your hitch, with no rise. Then adjust your hitch and brackets on your a-frame to their proper positions. If you could previously put the bars on by hand, they weren't set up correctly. There should be a fair amount of resistance putting them on if you are actually transferring hitch weight the way they are intended.
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:51 PM   #17
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I hitched up to my new 2500HD and noticed the front of the trailer looks a bit high. I came back home and dropped the hitch to the last hole but I only got an inch of drop. Should the TT ride a little nose high or level?
Was running a F150 SC 4x4 with equalizer hitch. Now SierraHD CC 4x4. With the hitch, I had to turn the shank upside down, I didn't have enough drop because the GMC reciever sits 3-4 inches higher. Check your install sheets for the WD hitch you're using and reevaluate the setup.
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If I'm not mistaken, when you lower the ball, you're going to lose some tension on the bars. So if your weight distribution is appropriate at the current setup, and you drop the hitch ball down some (to get the bars more level), you'll also want to add a washer to tilt the head a little more rearward to retain that spring bar tension.

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I would put a regular ball on your hitch.
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After looking at your picture, something just don't look right, it looks like the ball is tilted forward way to much. The ball is suppose to tilt backwards a little bit.
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