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Old 05-12-2015, 09:31 AM   #1
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Towing level

We are towing our 2015 Eagle HT 27.5 RLTS with a 2015 GMC 2500HD 4X4. The hitch in the truck bed is as low as it will go and there is 6" of clearance between the bottom of the trailer and the top of the truck sides. The top of the hitch is 53 1/2" from ground. The bottom of the pin box is 48" from the ground when trailer is level, the truck squats 2" when trailer is hooked up leaving the trailer 3 1/2" out of level, nose up while towing. The leaf springs on the trailer are mounted in the top hole of the trailer frame brackets. The frame brackets have a hole 2 1/4" below the top hole. Is it worth the effort to "raise" the trailer by mounting the springs in the bottom hole which should get us to 1 1/4" from level?
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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Wow, that's a lot of dimensions. I don't know if I'd monkey with it personally. I guess it depends on how it rides and looks. Do you have a pic of it from the side? I tow a HT29.5BHDS with my F350 and its not perfectly level but it's fine. Rides well and doesn't look goofy. I thought about raising mine somehow but my outside kitchen is already really high as are my other exterior things like awning adjustments, steps and such. Don't know if I'd want everything high yet.

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Old 05-12-2015, 11:37 AM   #3
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When we picked ours up, the service tech at the dealer said that some of the HT's will ride a little high if you are pulling with a F250 or 2500 or larger. He said that they were designed to pull with a 150/1500 which sits a little lower. Mine rode pretty well level, I think being 2wd it is slightly lower than a 4wd. When I installed the Sidewinder, the pin was 2" lower than the stock pin box. I lowered the hitch into the last notch to hopefully compensate for some of the difference.
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Old 05-12-2015, 09:39 PM   #4
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Switch the springs into the lower holes on the brackets. This is exactly why Jayco provide multiple holes. We had to do this with our Pinnacle/GMC3500 combination, and now the Pinnacle is exactly level.

Towing will be more stable, weight distribution will be better, and if you ever spend overnight in the fifthwheel hooked up to the truck, you will be more comfortable.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:38 PM   #5
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……………..The leaf springs on the trailer are mounted in the top hole of the trailer frame brackets. The frame brackets have a hole 2 1/4" below the top hole………….
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That must have been a change from the 14's to the 15 models. Our spring brackets have only one hole, at the lower end of the bracket.
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Old 05-13-2015, 12:11 AM   #6
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Do it you will be happy. I did the same. Also bought a wet bolt kit. Easy to remove plastic bushings and use a c clamp to press in the brass ones.

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Old 05-13-2015, 03:28 PM   #7
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I did. . And recommend it. Also 6" clearance isn't exactly a lot. I say go up. Worst case you go back down
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:27 PM   #8
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Had similar problem. I had the leaf springs dropped to the lower hanger hole, still wanted more, so purchase 16" rims and 235/80 tries. Rides level now and smoother. Had the wheels balanced.
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how about a couple of pictures from underneath of the completed change - I think I need to do this as well as I am nose high without any pin box adjustment left.
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how about a couple of pictures from underneath of the completed change - I think I need to do this as well as I am nose high without any pin box adjustment left.
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