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Old 03-24-2015, 11:44 PM   #11
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Thanks for that, sounds like you may have a top mounted coupler on your 3029. Appreciate all the trouble you went to. I would be curious what the top of ball to ground height is on your hitch next time you have the receiver in place......without being attached to the TT. Btw, I love the 3029w floor plan. Nice layout. Thanks
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:46 AM   #12
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Hi Zolin I have the equalizer 4 Hitch with the top of the ball to the ground measures 22 1/2" with out a tt hooked up to the tv. I have a 2015 30wikss Vlite from flagstaff which is the sister to the 2025 Windjammer from Rockwood. The tt is level with this ball height.

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Old 03-25-2015, 12:56 AM   #13
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Thanks everyone for your efforts to help me. You all must have top mount couplers, you are fortunate. After reading the suggested post I have determined I probably have a bottom mount coupler. I'm curious now to see what the bottom mount coupler and ball heights are. Best I can tell I am at a scary 17 3/4 inches. My ball on the first shank setup was almost 3 inches high at 20 1/2 inches. If I drop it on the new longer shank my chains will be dragging and I will have very low clearance.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:08 AM   #14
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let it also be said ball heights are not set in stone. if you got traditional suspension, not the torqflex rubber style, you got some room to move. walking beams do distribute loads well. an extra low ball height can come up some. ive dropped the front a little too if things were in danger in the rear.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:16 AM   #15
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Thanks everyone for your efforts to help me. You all must have top mount couplers, you are fortunate. After reading the suggested post I have determined I probably have a bottom mount coupler. I'm curious now to see what the bottom mount coupler and ball heights are. Best I can tell I am at a scary 17 3/4 inches. My ball on the first shank setup was almost 3 inches high at 20 1/2 inches. If I drop it on the new longer shank my chains will be dragging and I will have very low clearance.
Zolin, here's a bottom mount (inverted) coupler on a 32 ft Rockwood. And it even sports a round bar WDH system - trunnion style is preferable for the bottom mount couplers but that's another story. We scooped out a Windjammer when we bought the Rockwood so I know the TTs have comparable air between the road and the TT. We've had no issues with clearance in the four yrs we've been tugging this arrangement. You should be ok once you get the ball height dialed in.
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Old 03-25-2015, 07:36 PM   #16
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I had un hitching problems with my Windjammer,the coupler would not release the ball. ( not an operator error) even the dealer has issues. They decided to replace the trailer coupler, this coupler was welded to the bottom of the frame. The original coupler was mounted on top. I made one trip with this setup, the tt towed fine, but I was uncomfortable with my hitch height. I never measured it but it was just to low. My TV is a ford f250 and is pretty stout for towing so sagging was not an issue.. The hitch was really low to the ground, I went back to the dealer and looked at the other Windjammers on their lot and all the couplers were mounted on the top. Other brands had them mounted both ways. The dealer was great and paid to have the coupler welded to its original point. It now unhitches fine and tows great and I feel much better with the ground clearance. The hitch never dragged but it would not have taken much to hit something. One would not think that just a few inches makes a difference. Hope this helps
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:10 PM   #17
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Thanks for that, sounds like you may have a top mounted coupler on your 3029. Appreciate all the trouble you went to. I would be curious what the top of ball to ground height is on your hitch next time you have the receiver in place......without being attached to the TT. Btw, I love the 3029w floor plan. Nice layout. Thanks
Mine measures 23 1/2" from ground to top of ball. Don't know if the ground is 100% level where I am parked when I was measuring. When I'm all hooked up everything looks level. I've been told just eyeball it, if it looks level you're good. I'm not an expert, but sounds right to me. I've never thrown a level on it while hooked up and on verified level ground.
On the washers that angles the hitch back I have 5 washers.
Might mention I have a Husky WDH. I had to replace the shank when I got my new Ram. I needed the extra drop down because the Ram truck sits up a lot higher than my Ford did. Also went with a 2 1/2" shank where I wouldn't have to use the 2 1/2" to 2" receiver reducer. I got my new shank off ebay
5 5 8" Deep Drop 2 5" Shank Weight Distribution Hitch | eBay.
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:57 PM   #18
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My windjammer is a 2015 and came with a bottom mount coupler. I am going to have it cut off and a top mount welded on. I'm tired of digging out a hole to get the tongue low enough to level at certain sites. I use a propride hitch and the weight dist bars often hit the ground when leveling.

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Old 03-25-2015, 10:43 PM   #19
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Thanks, Charles. Another member directed me to your thread from last summer. I am sorry for all the hassle you went through with your couplers but your posts as you went through your debacle have been helpful. I would like to go with a top mount but I don't know the cost or even where I could find an experienced shop like you did. Your dealer was incredible to keep a satisfied customer. Glad it tows better and with more clearance. The six inch shank hanging from my hitch, and the hitch mechanism on the bottom two bolts don't leave but about 8 inches of clearance, not enough. My coupler disconnects w no issues. Thanks for everyone's replies. Will try to figure things out this weekend.
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Let me know how that goes. Thanks!
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