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Old 04-04-2012, 10:25 AM
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Went last night and checked the surface where we attempted the set up. It was perfectly level.
This weekend will pull trailer back up there and use measurements to level the trailer rather than a placing a level on the floor of the trailer.
I will attempt the set up (raising the ball) as many times as necessary to remove the squat. Then I will head to the scales to check GVW, tongue weight, axle weights.
I read a post on an RV message board that said to be prepared to adjust the hitch more than once, as you rarely get it right the first time. Set up instructions are to get you close, then you have to tweak the set up to get it where it needs to be.
Sound right to any seasoned vets?
Thanks again for all the input.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:43 PM
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Well, looks like I finally got it right. The article I mentioned on the RV message board said a couple of things that really helped.
First, the tilt of the hitch is what pulls the front end back down. Once you get the front end where it needs to be (with WD bars) the rear will take care of itself. I had to add back a couple of washers that I had removed previously.
Then, adjusting the ball height levels the trailer.
I now have about 1/2" rise in the front, about a 1.5" drop in back and the trailer is perfectly level (by measuring the frame to the ground front and back).
With the way it tows now, I can see that the ride is good and bags would not have solved the problem.
Sometimes it just takes me a while to think things through.
Thanks for everyone's input and helping me think it through.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:06 PM
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Originally Posted by humblerb View Post
Well, looks like I finally got it right. The article I mentioned on the RV message board said a couple of things that really helped.
First, the tilt of the hitch is what pulls the front end back down. Once you get the front end where it needs to be (with WD bars) the rear will take care of itself. I had to add back a couple of washers that I had removed previously.
Then, adjusting the ball height levels the trailer.
I now have about 1/2" rise in the front, about a 1.5" drop in back and the trailer is perfectly level (by measuring the frame to the ground front and back).
With the way it tows now, I can see that the ride is good and bags would not have solved the problem.
Sometimes it just takes me a while to think things through.
Thanks for everyone's input and helping me think it through.
Ah, forgot about to mention the tilt of the hitch. Glad you got it worked out.
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