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Old 08-04-2015, 11:50 AM   #1
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Adjusting the tilt of the hitch head ?

I'm currently using an EAZ Lift WDH and want to fine tune it alittle by adding more downward tilt to the hitch head currently I have 6 washer's and read according to Eazlift that adding another washer would drop the chain on the spring bar about 1.5 inches I'd like to give it a try but have some ???'s.

Is it a fairly straight forward process to do ? From what I have read the hitch has to be removed from the shank and the washers added...Then Bolt everything back together...Am I missing something? The other thing is according to Eazlift the bolts holding the hitch to the shank have to be torqued to 260lbs if that is the case I'm not sure this is going to be a DIY project...Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:23 PM   #2
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Keep in mind that adding/reducing tilt is what puts more or less pressure on your wd bars. The farther back, the more pressure on your bars and moves more weight to the front axle. If you are still sitting a bit higher then stock in the front then by all means tilt it back. It is a fairly straight forward process though as far as adding washers. I wont comment on the torque specs except that I've never actually used a torque wrench to check mine. No problems so far and I check all the bolts every few trips.
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Old 08-04-2015, 07:20 PM   #3
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I've added washers to my eaz lift. I used an impact gun which made it pretty straight forward and easy. 260 ft/lbs of torque is a lot and torque wrenches big enough may be hard to find. If you don't have a torque wrench big enough, try checking with implement dealers or heavy equipment dealers, they may be willing to help you out.

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Old 08-04-2015, 10:09 PM   #4
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Grabbing another chain link will be almost equal. You could try that 1st. As far as torqueing the bolts goes I just used a 1/2" breaker bar and a 30" piece of pipe. Give you about 3' of leverage. I gave it all I got and after 3 years never had any issues.
The problem I ran into with adding 7 washers was uncoupling the TT. The increased angle made it hard to release the coupler from the ball.
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:51 PM   #5
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get a breaker bar in 1/2" by 25" size for manual torquing the bolts at Harbor freight at a reasonable price... you might also need a socket set to get the correct size head... get the impact socket set as it is much stronger
260# can be guessed at fairly accurately... VERY TIGHT is what it is
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Old 08-05-2015, 01:55 PM   #6
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If your not a weakling it's not that hard to get the bolts tight and close to 260# torque. Later RJD
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Old 08-05-2015, 02:31 PM   #7
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As far as torquing the bolt, I wrote this a couple of years ago: Big Bolt Torquing
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:46 PM   #8
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When I adjusted mine I went to the local auto parts store who has tools for rent. I told them I needed the appropriate torque wrench for one bolt in the parking lot, and they let me use it for free.
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Old 08-05-2015, 07:52 PM   #9
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Torque 2 foot long breaker bar on the socket and 130 lbs of pull or push on the bar and BINGO 260 foot pounds of torque (about)
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Old 08-05-2015, 08:13 PM   #10
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Careful in Adjusting the Tilt

Polaris made an excellent comment. Adjusting the tilt of the ball has to be done as one important step and in the right sequence in the procedure for adjusting your hitch to achieve correct set-up for both the TV and the TT. That procedure is based on accurate measurement of the height of the wheel wells on the TV unloaded and loaded. I am sure that instructions for that procedure is available for your hitch.
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