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Old 07-09-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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nose too high?

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?
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Old 07-09-2014, 09:32 PM   #2
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Are the TV&TT loaded or empty?
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Both are empty. I'll take another look when we go camping this weekend and see how it's riding when loaded.
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nose too high?

Level or nose slightly down, you don't want nose up. Assuming you're loaded up and on level ground in the pic, looks like you're a little nose high, but not by much... Have you measured?

Edit: sorry, posted at the same time, empty rig...
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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. I don't know what brand hitch you have, but most manufacturers offer different length shanks. I too may have this same problem when I upgrade from my GMC 1500 to my new Ford F-350 next month.
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]Here is a pic of the hitch with the TT loaded. I moved the hitch to the lowest setting on the drop bar and the TT rides level but I don't like the angle of the bars. Do these bars run fairly level with the TT frame or are they at an angle like mine? I was thinking about replacing the 2" rise ball (dealer installed) with a 1" rise ball but don't know if that will create a clearance issue with the frame. I used to be able to put the bars on by hand but even with the new TV raised rather high I still need to use the bar tool to get them on.
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I noticed your hitch looked kind of high but there was a thread on here a while back where a camper had bought a new trailer and think the ball was the lower type and it pinched the chains so be cautious. Just my two
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IMO the Equal-i-zer spring base should run parallel with the TT A-frame, thus the bar will lay flat across the "L" bracket surface. There are different mounting configurations for the link plates and "L" brackets that should allow for height adjustments as you lower the ball mount on the hitch draw bar.

Here is a copy of the Equal-i-zer Installation Instructions if you don't have one:

http://www.equalizerhitch.com/pdf/EQOwnersManual.pdf

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it looks like you have a raised hitch ball. try replacing that with a regular height ball.

I agree with everyone else here, TV should be level and TT should be level or slightly (1/2") nose down.

Now for reality,
I can't get my truck to sit level. it squats 3/4" down in the back when loaded and bars tensioned. I tried tensioning the bars more, but ended up bending the snap up bracket.

Since most trucks are nose down when unloaded anyway, it looks level - and handles fine when hitched up. I had to buy a drop shank to get the TT level. I couldn't be happier with the set up. No bouncing, no sway even with full waste water tanks in the rear.

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Agree with others that have posted. The nose of the trailer should be level or slightly down but not up. Also, the weight distribution bars should be as close to parallel to the trailer frame as possible. Getting the nose down should get that accomplished as well.

Looks like the ball needs to come down about 1 inch or so and everything should then line up better.
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