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Old 10-04-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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Hitch heads

Hopefully Saturday I'm going to pickup a new truck. Now I have to consider resetting the hitch head. I'm going from aTWD to a 4X4 so the ball height difference will be substantial. The hitch head is currently set for 21 3/4 in. In as much as the hitch head is set to the trailer should I just reset the head to as close to 21 3/4 on the new truck? O r go through the whole process from scratch. Thanks for the help.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:04 PM   #2
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Definitely make the hitch the same height as your original and the trailer. Do to suspension differences between the vehicles you will probably have to adjust the bars to get the setup right.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:47 PM   #3
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I do all of the adjustments when changing TV's.

Definitely start with the former height measurement assuming that is the exact trailer coupler height.

I would check and adjust for the weight distribution measuring the wheel wells or at a scale. Wheel well measurements are fine if you don't have a scale handy. I don't see what WDH you have, but this entails adding or subtracting washers with my Equal-I-zer.

Finally, check and adjust the trailer angle as needed.

It's almost the whole setup, but good to do to make sure you have it right.
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Old 10-04-2012, 09:49 PM   #4
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That's what I was thinking. I'm guessing that the same tilt should work also. At least it should close and only needing a little tweaking to get it right. Thanks for the help.
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