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Old 03-24-2015, 12:30 AM   #1
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Coupler height for Windjammer or V-lite

Do any of you Newer Windjammer or V-lite owners know what the coupler height is from the ground to the top of the inside of your coupler where the ball makes contact? This is obviously with the trailer both level and on level ground. My ball rides at 201/2 inches and it's too high when attached to the equalizer hitch with bars intact. My dealer sold me the standard 3 inch drop and put it in the bottom setting with 4 washers last year. Though it towed okay I added 2 washers. I don't like that it's always ridden high at tongue because load on the tandems are not level and it's not as safe. I disconnected it in a flat parking lot and tried to level it by measuring identical distances from frame to ground at front and back of trailer frame. I then measured the coupler height at 17 3/4 but I can't believe I would be off by almost 3 inches from set up

I purchased a six inch drop bar and have moved it to the lowest setting. Now, the top of my ball sits at 17 3/4 inches but is my coupler right? Let's hear what your trailers are. I have a 2014 Rockwood Windjammer 3025w. It is 34.5 ft long. Pulling with a 2010 F150 4x4 20 inch factory wheels with firestone air bags. My ball height is determined with no air in bags...0 psi. 20 lbs air raises the rear of truck 3/4 of inch. The hitch experts at factory say make all measurements with no air initially then add air as required after adjustments

Thanks fellow V nose owners..or anyone else who can answer my question accurately..

CP in AL
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Old 03-24-2015, 01:38 AM   #2
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I just read that some couplers are attached high and some are low--uh oh. No one seems to like the low mounted couplers due to dragging potential. Seems a six inch drop is excessive for a standard factory mounted hitch, especially for such a large trailer.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:05 AM   #3
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Hi Zolin I just picked up my 2015 V-lite 30wikss on Friday. I will try to check the height as soon as i can. I have the trailer hooked up right now and will be on my way to discount tire in the morning to have E load rated tires put on her.

will get back to you Tim
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Old 03-24-2015, 06:40 AM   #4
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Jolin, use (Search) at the top. Type in (Charles Firth Post on 6/4/204! The post talks about the (3) diff.heights on Jammer/Vs! Post witch one you have then we can go from there! Youroo!!
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:08 AM   #5
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Thanks for that link. Will check and get back. I hope I don't have one of those low mount couplers. Did not know they were different. I purchased new and dealer did my setup. Don't like setup, but wondering what other coupler heights are. Thanks for posts.
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Old 03-24-2015, 11:29 AM   #6
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I got a technique I use to get ball heigth without leveling the trailer. I just measure between the axles to the bottom of the frame. then I take that measurement and add it to any frame changes as I work my way to the front, finishing at the top ofthe A frame
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:20 PM   #7
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If it's off 3 inches front to back, it's 1 and 1/2 high/low on the other end. Just changed to a differant hitch myself that was 5" taller..... fix that!
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:12 PM   #8
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On my 2819VS the coupler is welded to the bottom of the frame rails. I have seen some welded to the top.


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Old 03-24-2015, 03:02 PM   #9
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On my 2819VS the coupler is welded to the bottom of the frame rails. I have seen some welded to the top.


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there you go...you got the gist of it...
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Old 03-24-2015, 08:41 PM   #10
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I'm thinking mine was 22" from ground to inside of coupler. Where I have mine parked it's a little high in the back. I don't know if this is the correct way to measure, but I leveled the my TT, then ran a string under the tire and up to the front. I put a string level on the string and pulled string tight. Raised it until the level was level. Measured from the inside of coupler to the level string. It made sense to me. Mine looks level when I'm hooked up.
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