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Old 01-05-2021, 07:56 AM   #1
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B&W Companion hitch height

Good day all! I have 2020 F350 and will be picking up a Eagle HT 29.5 bhok in the spring. We are planning on getting the B&W companion hitch, but wanted to know if anyone knew what position of the two pieces with the bushings should be at.

Any help would be great!
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Old 01-05-2021, 08:40 AM   #2
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Are you referring to the arms that bolt onto to the base frame of the hitch? I assume you are.
The arms are adjustable both forward/rearward and up/down. I assume you have a full length truck bed, but in either case, you can set the forward/rearward position to the forward position to put less weight on the rear axle. Your 29.5 won't be so heavy that an F350 rear axle can't handle the load, but if you find it squats the rear you can help that a little by using the forward arm position. I found using the forward position helped keep my low-beam headlights from blinding oncoming traffic.
The height adjustment is really best calculated based on your exact set-up to get the trailer as level as possible, it makes a difference if your truck is 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive and if your trailer has the 16" wheel option. (That option is mandatory in my opinion, and be sure the spring bolts are in the lower hole of the frame hanger)
I have a 2019 F-250 4WD Shortbed with the higher ground clearance that was reduced for the 2020 models, I was able to get close to the 6" bedrail clearance and trailer is almost dead level.
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Welcome to the forum. I kept mines at the factory setting until I was able to go out and try it out, it's only a few bolts.
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Congratulations on the new Eagle and welcome!

My TV is a Ram vs. your Ford, but I have the arms set as far forward as possible and at their highest setting. The rig is level when hitched up and I have plenty of bed rail clearance - don't remember the exact number, but believe it's about 7"
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Welcome to the forum. I kept mines at the factory setting until I was able to go out and try it out, it's only a few bolts.
?? There is no factory setting. It is delivered in pieces and you assemble it yourself in several locations pending your measurments.

I put mine in the forward location and the middle height to start, but that all depends on your truck 4x4, long bed, dually to determine if your truck is higher or lower than average. Set it in the middle and if it's not perfect, just take a wrench to fix it. Takes 10 mins to reset its height, but you really need to hook it up and see the squat of the truck and level of the trailer to see where you go from there.
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Mine is set in the position that centers it over the rear axle. The height is adjusted for clearance on your truck bed side rails for clearance. The levelness of the trailer then is what it is.
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?? There is no factory setting. It is delivered in pieces and you assemble it yourself in several locations pending your measurments.

I put mine in the forward location and the middle height to start, but that all depends on your truck 4x4, long bed, dually to determine if your truck is higher or lower than average. Set it in the middle and if it's not perfect, just take a wrench to fix it. Takes 10 mins to reset its height, but you really need to hook it up and see the squat of the truck and level of the trailer to see where you go from there.

Those arm were those black polyurethane are one those can go up and down they have a set of nuts that will let you adjust it up or down.
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It all depends on your rig. Pick a setting and hitch up. If you're happy, then there ya go. If not..re-adjust.

I'm gonna buy the hitch, but I may let the dealer determine the correct height then make a note of it.
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It all depends on your rig. Pick a setting and hitch up. If you're happy, then there ya go. If not..re-adjust.

I'm gonna buy the hitch, but I may let the dealer determine the correct height then make a note of it.

Id agree with this. As a starting point, Id go with furthest back and middle height. Ive used the same setting with 2 trucks and 2 different fifth wheels. Easy to adjust vertically if its not where you want it.
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I will be the odd ball. I always set my hitch for the highest height when picking up a new/different trailer. That way I have plenty of bed clearance and adjust from there, if needed. Better to be pin high than to hit the bed rails.


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If you are picking your camper up at a dealer, they should make sure your hitch is set up correctly for YOUR camper and YOUR tow vehicle before you leave. Mine did it after our walk through while we were finalizing the paperwork.
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There are also front / back adjustments in addition to height. Make sure there is clearance everywhere and fine tune if not.
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I will be the odd ball. I always set my hitch for the highest height when picking up a new/different trailer. That way I have plenty of bed clearance and adjust from there, if needed. Better to be pin high than to hit the bed rails.


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Not a bad strategy. At least you know for sure you can safely get it and then go from there with adjustments.
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hi i have ordered a 310 north point and i have the 2020 f250 you are talking about the spring bolts being in the lower position. is that something you had to move or does it come from the factory that way also it will have the 16 inch tires. thanks
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