Another Weight Distribution Hitch Thread
Traded trucks from Silverado 1500 to Silverado 2500 HD. The difference in the hitch height was approx. 2 inches.
I had to buy another shank to drop that low, I was at the bottom of the adjustment on the one I had.
I did it at home with measurements, my trailer was 130 miles away. We went today to move the Windjammer to another trailer park closer to my next job, about a 30 mile trip.
I measured my fender wells before I left. Fronts were 39 5/8, Rears were
I have the hitch ball pretty much straight up in the assembly, lots of room for backward tilt.
After hooking up and pulling out on the campground street I noticed the trailer was a little high in front and the wdh bars weren't parallel to the frame, they were closer to the trailer frame at the chain end than at the hitch end.
I measured the fender wells on the truck. 40 inches in front and 41 inches in back.
I didn't want to take up another link on the chains since I was already trailer high in front and a little high on the front of my truck. So I pulled it like it was and it pulled fine.
But I want it right before I pull it the 130 miles home later in the year and then on down to Florida for the winter.
So if I'm figuring this right I should tilt the ball back to lower both the front of the trailer and the bars to get them parallel to the frame of the trailer.
Then take it up another chain link to put more pressure on the front wheels of the truck.
Am I on the right track?
Thanks in advance.
2012 Windjammer 3001W-Florida Permanent site
2016 Sunset Trail Super Lite 250RB-summer camping and work
2015.5 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD LTZ crew cab Z71 4x4