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Old 03-17-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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Coupler Height on Whitehawk 28DSBH

New owners of a Whitehawk 28DSBH, will be picking it up in 3 weeks. Trying to determine which shank to purchase (how much rise I need) and was wondering if anyone out there could tell me the height to the top of the coupler on the trailer? I should have measured it but just didn't think about it at the time.

Our TV is an F150 so if you know the height of the coupler on the trailer or you have the same setup and could tell me what you purchased that would be great.

Any help would be great.

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Old 03-17-2014, 08:45 PM   #2
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1way, I'm picking up my 2014 Whitehawk 28DSBH this Wednesday and I too have an F150 (2013 XLT Supercrew). I'm a newbie so not sure I'll know what to measure but once I pick it up I'll take some pics of the hookup and take some measurements to see if I can help. Any remaining wd hitch/sway stuff was included in my deal and will be installed on Wednesday.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
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Hey that would be great, much appreciated.
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:39 PM   #4
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My ultimate goal is to make sure I get a shank that has enough rise in it to accommodate the trailer. I'm thinking I am going to need a shank with at least 7-9" of rise but I'm not sure.

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Old 03-18-2014, 08:05 AM   #5
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Don't know about your model, but had to purchase a taller riser when we got our 2014 WH 30dsre. Was 1 1/2" to low with my previous riser. Bought a replacement on line for $150 that was designed for my Reese WD hitch. White Hawk's are significantly taller at the hitch point.

If you don't already have a WD hitch, your dealer will be happy to sell you one that fits your rig.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:17 PM   #6
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I have a 2012 28DSBH and my coupler height is 27.5". I measured it on two separate occasions after leveling the trailer so I am very comfortable with this number. The instructions for my WD hitch has the ball 1" higher than the coupler to account for squat so be sure to include this small amount. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:28 PM   #7
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I have a 2012 28DSBH and my coupler height is 27.5". .....snip
Great information.

For clarification, from what point was the measurement taken at the coupler (top, bottom, etc.) ?

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Old 03-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #8
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I took the measurement from the ground to the top of the coupler. Your measurements might be slightly different depending on tires and springs, etc. The best method is to level the trailer and measure. I was just giving you a number to use to get your shank.
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Ours is 27 inches.
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Old 03-18-2014, 08:43 PM   #10
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I emailed jayco before I got my 2013 31dslb and the came back with 29 to the center of the ball.
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