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Old 09-19-2014, 12:08 AM   #1
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WDH on X23B

I have to drive to Grand Rapids next week to pick up my new X23B, I got a WDH 10,000, 550 to 700 tongue weight hitch. I called my dealer and asked him to measure the distance with the trailer setting level, from ground to the top of receiver he said it was 21", my problem is that the ball height is supposed to be about 1" higher than that measurement, but at the lowest adjustment setting possible on the hitch the lowest I can get it is 26". Has anyone else had this issue? I have a 2012 GMC Yukon with factory hitch. Could the trailer measurement be wrong?
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Old 09-19-2014, 12:36 AM   #2
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I assume you are using a Weight Distribution Hitch (WDH)??

I don't know the actual height to the top of the X23B "ball coupler", but 21" sounds about right. I would contact Jayco Customer Support directly to confirm. (574-825-5861)

On some of the bigger Jay Flights I recall hearing a ball coupler height of about 23 3/4", but they may sit higher because of the full slides and tire size.

It is possible that you may require a longer draw bar that will allow you to lower the WDH ball mount to get the required ball height.

On Edit: I found an older thread, and per Jayco the ball coupler height is 20" on a 2009 23B, so the 21" may be correct on your 2015 X23B.

Reference thread: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...er+ball+height

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Old 09-19-2014, 05:38 AM   #3
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did you flip the shank?

The shank on most WDH is shaped like an "L"

take the head off the shank and flip it so the "L" is pointing to the ground. Then re install the head to the shank.

I have never seen a WDH that didn't have enough adjustment unless of course you have modified your Yukons ride height
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:56 AM   #4
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I have to drive to Grand Rapids next week to pick up my new X23B, I got a WDH 10,000, 550 to 700 tongue weight hitch. I called my dealer and asked him to measure the distance with the trailer setting level, from ground to the top of receiver he said it was 21", my problem is that the ball height is supposed to be about 1" higher than that measurement, but at the lowest adjustment setting possible on the hitch the lowest I can get it is 26". Has anyone else had this issue? I have a 2012 GMC Yukon with factory hitch. Could the trailer measurement be wrong?
If you bought an Equalizer 10k hitch, it will not work with the hitch ball that they provide. You have to use a high rise hitch ball so that the frame on the X23B doesn't contact the hitch head on the Equalizer.
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Old 09-19-2014, 07:59 AM   #5
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Here is a link to the issue I had:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...=X23b+pinching
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:24 AM   #6
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Yes I have it at the lowest possible configuration, I have found a different receiver part that goes. I found that I need this http://www.etrailer.com/Accessories-...rt/C17124.html it solves the issue, luckily etrailer is only miles from my house and has great customer service. Thanks to all for the help.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:28 AM   #7
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It is possible that you may require a longer draw bar that will allow you to lower the WDH ball mount to get the required ball height.
X2. On our Pathfinder, which I believe sits lower than a Yukon, we had to switch to a longer shank to get the correct drop. The last hole at the bottom of the original shank was not low enough.
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Old 09-19-2014, 09:37 AM   #8
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If you bought an Equalizer 10k hitch, it will not work with the hitch ball that they provide. You have to use a high rise hitch ball so that the frame on the X23B doesn't contact the hitch head on the Equalizer.
it doesn't sound like he has an Equalizer. He should have one though
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I would have the same problem with any WDH, my Yukon receiver is very high.

Thanks for all the replies.
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Old 09-19-2014, 01:13 PM   #10
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just noticed a missed post above about the new shank. Yes that should solve everything for you
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