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Old 06-19-2018, 09:40 PM   #1
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Husky ts wd hitch question

I just got done setting up my new husky wd hitch for my camper. I was working with husky tech support during set-up to get it correct. All my measurements come out properly but it looks to me like the ball is tipped too far forward? Does anyone have experience setting these up and if so does this look to be ok? The tech person at husky said it is ok because the spring bars are even with the bottom of the frame of the camper. All of my measurements on the truck and the camper come out ok but main concern is the way the ball looks tipped forward in the trailer coupler. Thanks
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:48 PM   #2
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I have the same hitch, I know my ball doesn't tilt forward. I think I would tip it more level and adjust the frame brackets down to get back to the same numbers. That is just my opinion.
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:55 PM   #3
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I should add that I currently have 2 washers in for the tilt of the hitch. The instructions say to use 2 and the tech person at husky said not to add another one because the bars are even with the camper frame.
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Old 06-19-2018, 10:00 PM   #4
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They should know their hitch. Next time I hookup I can take a picture. I have towed over 8000 miles and it has been working great. I think I have 3 or 4 washers in.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:45 PM   #5
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From the first pic, it looks like the whole hitch and receiver are angled upward.
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:21 AM   #6
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I agree with frostriver, the WD tension appears to be flexing the receiver upward. Have you ever measured tongue weight?
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Old 06-20-2018, 08:04 AM   #7
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The pic angle might be decieving somewhat. The reason I think it is angled up some is because there is some play between the reciever and the truck hitch so when you put the spring bars on it pics the reciever up untill it hits the hitch on the top. I have not measured tongue weight. I only bought this hitch for being able to leave the bars on and back up. My old hitch bars were rated for 1000 lbs (chain type) and it towed very good. This new hitch the bars are rated for 800-1200 lbs.
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Old 06-20-2018, 09:36 AM   #8
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It does look like it is angled funny. It also looks like you might be a little high on the front of the truck but then again that just could be the picture throwing me off. I would try adding another washer and see what happens with the tilt. Either that or you could take it for a drive and see how it handles.
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From the first pic, it looks like the whole hitch and receiver are angled upward.
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The pic angle might be decieving somewhat. The reason I think it is angled up some is because there is some play between the reciever and the truck hitch so when you put the spring bars on it pics the reciever up untill it hits the hitch on the top. I have not measured tongue weight. I only bought this hitch for being able to leave the bars on and back up. My old hitch bars were rated for 1000 lbs (chain type) and it towed very good. This new hitch the bars are rated for 800-1200 lbs.
It is definitely angled up and the ball in relation to the hitch head is actually fairly straight if not slightly "down". See the attached pic. There is something very wrong with your hitch, please make sure the hitch on your truck is not damaged or bent.
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Old 06-20-2018, 12:10 PM   #10
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Looking at the angular relationships it appears the ball is tilted rearward when the trailer is off the hitch. I think you are good to go.
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