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Old 06-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #1
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Settled Height after WDH install

So I installed my WDH for the first time, and after spending a TON of time to make sure here are the measurements:

Before install
FRONT: 36"
REAR: 38 3/4"

After install
FRONT: 36"
READ: 37 1/2"

I had to set the hitch ball 1 3/4" inches higher than the original hitch height due to the location of the mounting holes and that included using all the washers to tilt the hitch back. I didn't originally use all the washers but did after the initial setup and seen that I required them. The hitch instructions state you should set the ball 1.5 - 2" higher than the TT.

I know it is great that the front stayed the same, but is the rear within what would be acceptable? Or am I looking at going one more link? I have not took it on the highway yet but drove it down a dirt road and a county road to get home and the difference was amazing.

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Old 06-23-2013, 11:15 AM   #2
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As long as the front is good, don't worry about the rear as it will take care of itself. A little squat in the rear is normal. Looks like to me that you nailed it the first time! Great job!. You want to be really sure? Take the rig to a CAT scale and have it weighed. Refer to Bob's post on CAT scale weighing procedures.
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Old 06-23-2013, 06:57 PM   #3
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Numbers look good to me as well, and as stated it's normal to see 1" to 2" squat in the TV's rear. You were correct to focus on the TV's front suspension requirements when adjusting the WDH.., and I assume that you have your TT towing level (or slightly nose down).

CAT Scale how to: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv

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Old 06-23-2013, 07:12 PM   #4
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.., and I assume that you have your TT towing level (or slightly nose down).
The nose was just above level, I accounted this for the fact that the TV was not loaded. As well I had forgotten to add my 10-15 gallons in the water tank.
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