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Old 03-15-2016, 12:58 AM   #61
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snip..... He called me and told me I need to come back with my truck and trailer and they need to make it right, they said it is wrong and needs to be set up properly.....snip
That's good news..., and as I mentioned earlier if the proper adjustment doesn't result in adequate ground clearance for you, then a trunnion bar style WDH may merit consideration (dealer even exchange?).

Let us know how your dealer visit turns out.

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Old 03-29-2016, 07:35 AM   #62
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Todays the day! Stay tuned........
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:47 PM   #63
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Ok just like I thought I drove all the way over to the dealer 45 minutes away just for them to tell me that my set up is fine and I would have to stick with that drop to keep the trailer level. I was not happy. The only thing they did do for me was switch out the chain bracket to a better one with more of a hook to hold onto the chain link so it's not slipping off. The one that came with the system I have only has a small shallow grove and the chain link is constantly slipping off when I am trying to lock the bracket. Because the bracket can hold the chain link better, he now has me hooking up on the 3rd link (instead of the 2nd) which gives me a little more clearance but now the spring bar bows upwards. I wasn't sure it was supposed to do that but he assured me it's supposed to bend and it's perfectly fine. I am attaching pics for you all to see. In the end it would be up to me to purchase a different weight dist system which I don't have extra money for at this time. I will have to deal with what I have for now. So disappointing, but on the brighter side my baby is home and I cannot wait to clean her up and go camping!!!



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I don't think you have anything to worry about. The height of the hitch is governed by the trailer's frame and coupler, which you cannot control. That means that everyone who owns this year/model of trailer has the same ground clearance. I doubt if everyone went out and purchased a new WDH just to accommodate it.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:46 PM   #65
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Hitch looks fine to me. The bars bending a bit is normal.
The best way to tell if it is adjusted properly is to measure the weight on the front axle empty and hooked up. If they are close to the same then all is well.

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Since you are at it, you may consider the tech. advice on this article.
http://www.rvhotlinecanada.com/deale...unt-angle/169/

http://www.canamrv.ca/blog/post/hitc...izing-hitches/
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Your setup looks fine in the picture. I had the exact setup and issues with a husky round bar system. With the bottom mount coupler it made things difficult but I was able to adjust it and make it work just fine. If your getting proper weight transfer back to the TV then you shouldn't have any problems.
I have read many posts and talked with different people who recommended a trunnion bar hitch instead of round bars with a bottom mount coupler so I just recently picked up a 4pt Equalizer hitch with sway control. I have yet to take the trailer out of winter storage to install it so I am unable to give a comparison yet.
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Thank you.......I want to let you all know of one last concern I have and please let me know if its a legitimate concern.

My truck has a factory installed hitch/receiver. 2001 Tundra. Not sure what the hitch is rated for weight and towing we are the second owners and hitch was already in place when we bought it.
I know what my TV's towing capacity is but does that mean the hitch has the same capacity? The shank I have is rated to tow up to 14,000lbs and weighs so much. I can barely lift it myself. Is this all too heavy for my Tundra hitch receiver? My TT tongue weight is 515 plus propane tanks plus battery plus 11" shank plus head/ball. Is this all safe?
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Your receiver should be fine up to around 1000lbs of tongue weight while using a weight distribution hitch and 500lbs without (Weight carrying mode). As long as it is not rusting off you should be fine.
Does the receiver not have the sticker on it anymore? There is usually one that is visible if you look that will have the receiver ratings on it.
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Your receiver should be fine up to around 1000lbs of tongue weight while using a weight distribution hitch and 500lbs without (Weight carrying mode). As long as it is not rusting off you should be fine.
Does the receiver not have the sticker on it anymore? There is usually one that is visible if you look that will have the receiver ratings on it.
Nope no stickers it's too old.
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