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Old 06-24-2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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It's hard to tell from the small photo, but it looks like you're using a Reese hitch and the hitch bar can be flipped the other way if needed fo adjustment.
I'm actually using Camco 48051 Eaz-Lift Elite Weight Distributing Hitch Bent Bar 600 Lb max vert wt / 10,000 max gross wt.

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:52 PM   #12
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our 184 hitched to our ford 150 rides a little high, just about like yours velorandy. ours was also set up by the dealer. it also concerned me at the walk thru but we were told the set up was fine. it does sit nearly level if the tv is fully loaded. these tt are very low to begin with as they are designed to fit into a standard size garage, this may have something to do with it. so far, after several outings we have not noticed any problems towing the tt......happy camping!
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Old 06-24-2012, 08:58 PM   #13
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Was your TT loaded for camping when the dealer set up the w/d system? If not it may be level when empty but nose high when loaded. If that is the case then you may need to shift some items to the front of the TT.
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:07 PM   #14
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Was your TT loaded for camping when the dealer set up the w/d system? If not it may be level when empty but nose high when loaded. If that is the case then you may need to shift some items to the front of the TT.
My tow vehicle and trailer were both pretty much void of any extra weight at time of dealer set up.

This weekend we used it, but we were pretty much minimalist for such a short trip.... so not much of a load in the TT or TV.

The picture attached to my first post was taken on the way home today, and the trailer maybe had 50 pounds of personal gear inside and 2-3 gallons water.
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:39 AM   #15
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My advise is to learn how to adjust your hitch yourself. Get the proper tools if needed. The manufacturer should have documentation and or videos showing the proper installation and adjustment. Take your time and read documentation a few times until you have a complete understanding of what is the proper setup. Also call the manufacturer if you have any questions and concerns. I personnaly would not rely soley on a dealers advise especially when it involves my family's safety. I have been misinformed numerous times in regards to product information and not just in the TT business.
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:48 AM   #16
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My advise is to learn how to adjust your hitch yourself.
I completely agree Smoothy. Last night I downloaded all the PDF's from the manufacturers web site, and feel confident in setting up my TV/TT properly. As my RV dealer is over 25 miles away, I may just opt to buy the correct shank (instead of asking for an exchange) and be done with it.

Although I had a good sales experience with my RV salesperson, I must say I wasn't impressed with my TV/TT set up experience..... I felt as I was being rushed out the door by the service department as closing time was nearing.
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Old 06-25-2012, 07:57 AM   #17
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I had a similar experience where they setup my hitch, although I saw that it was nose up. After having a really bad experience hauling it one time, I called the dealer up and ordered a new (longer) shank. Once I installed that, reset my WD bars I can now pull my camper safely. In fact we are now in St Louis MO which was a 462 mile pull one way.
When I re-read my instructions for the WD hitch, the key thing that I found is when it stated that your hitch height should not be higher when connected to the TV. That step was one of the first things that they wanted you to do before even messing with the WD bars.
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Old 06-25-2012, 12:00 PM   #18
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I always go for as level as possible when hauling any trailer
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Old 06-26-2012, 11:15 AM   #19
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Dealer is making it right and ordering the correct hitch shank. I will be making sure its right though with all of my newly acquired research.

Thank you all for your comments, observations & opinions.
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