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Old 07-26-2016, 07:52 PM   #1
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F250 upgrade

Hi all! We just upgraded to a diesel f-250 from a 150. The truck receiver hitch is 3" taller on the 250. Wondering if all I have to do to my reese w.d.s is raise it that 3"? Thanks!
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Old 07-26-2016, 07:59 PM   #2
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LOWER the ball on the hitch shank. The end result is the trailer is level, slightly nose low. Congrats on your new TV.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:11 PM   #3
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Congrats on your new truck. I got mine a couple of years ago and love it.
I have the Equalizer hitch and only had to make some minor adjustments. I'm not familiar with the Reese, but I'll bet your adjustments will be minor as well.
Enjoy that new truck!!!
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Thank you both for your quick responses!
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Old 07-27-2016, 07:43 AM   #5
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Make sure you have an adequate torque wrench when lowering the ball on the shank. The fasteners need to be torqued to a level most home mechanics can't obtain. Take it to a mechanic if necessary.
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Old 07-27-2016, 12:37 PM   #6
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Make sure you have an adequate torque wrench when lowering the ball on the shank. The fasteners need to be torqued to a level most home mechanics can't obtain. Take it to a mechanic if necessary.
All one needs is a 1/2" breaker bar with a 2' cheater pipe on the end. Crank on it until you can't. Been doing it that way for years.
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All one needs is a 1/2" breaker bar with a 2' cheater pipe on the end. Crank on it until you can't. Been doing it that way for years.
Glad you don't work on my vehicles.
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Glad you don't work on my vehicles.
It ain't a cylinder head.
A 2' bar at the end will add 200lbs of force. The 3/4" bolt needs 260ftlbs of TQ. Most people can torque to 80lbs with a 1/2" breaker bar. Add 2' to it and you've got 280ftlbs of TQ. It ain't rocket science.
If you can change a flat tire on your trailer then you can torque to 100lbs as most lugs are between 90-120lbs. Add a 2' extension and it's way easier.
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Glad you don't work on my vehicles.
How do you think the mechanic you are paying does it?
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How do you think the mechanic you are paying does it?
LOL. As they say a "Fool and his money are soon parted".
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