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Old 04-09-2016, 01:29 PM   #1
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Okay, I pulled up 1 link on WDH 1/4 inch measurement

Okay, I posted about drivng home with a newly purchased TT and was the scariest ride ever. TV felt at times floating, loose steering wheel.
After reading suggestions, I leveled my camper unhitched and checked to be sure ball and hitch level, they are. Then before hitching, measure front tires of TV from ground up to top of tire and measured 33 1/2 inch. Hitched it up and increase WDH hitch link by one, so instead of 3, now hooked on 4th chain link. Remeasured and now it's 33 3/4. So a 1/4 higher, should I even bother to put it on the highway and try or no?? Oh someone suggest tightening the sway bar friction nut by a 1/4 turn, I will do as well. What do you all think about this so far. (by the way, after hooking up, I step back and no dipping, looks level) Thank you all for helping me.
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I am sure all WDH's are different. Dunno which one you have. When I had bumper pull TT, I connected hitch at the ball, raised it via the elec jack, until I could get the 6th link of chain to go onto pin fairly easily. Then I lowered it down and put on sway bar.

When I first got it, I had to add a couple of washers to get mine level.

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DebMar, it would be better if you continued to post on your other thread so members can read back to get a complete picture and provide educated advice.
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DebMar, it would be better if you continued to post on your other thread so members can read back to get a complete picture and provide educated advice.
okay, your right Thank you!
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Yes the orignal post will help. as to this post,it says top of tire, doyou mean top of fender well? IMO if you are measuring top of fender well , the measurement when hooked should be the same or less to add weight to front axle to give more control, as you didnt have on your first trip.
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Yes the orignal post will help. as to this post,it says top of tire, doyou mean top of fender well? IMO if you are measuring top of fender well , the measurement when hooked should be the same or less to add weight to front axle to give more control, as you didnt have on your first trip.
yes, I meant top of well.
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Okay, I posted about drivng home with a newly purchased TT and was the scariest ride ever. TV felt at times floating, loose steering wheel.
After reading suggestions, I leveled my camper unhitched and checked to be sure ball and hitch level, they are. Then before hitching, measure front tires of TV from ground up to top of tire and measured 33 1/2 inch. Hitched it up and increase WDH hitch link by one, so instead of 3, now hooked on 4th chain link. Remeasured and now it's 33 3/4. So a 1/4 higher, should I even bother to put it on the highway and try or no?? Oh someone suggest tightening the sway bar friction nut by a 1/4 turn, I will do as well. What do you all think about this so far. (by the way, after hooking up, I step back and no dipping, looks level) Thank you all for helping me.


The chain type hitches usually want at least five links from bar to hook. With mine when I hang on the forth link, or we say, drop three links that leaves five to the bar. If you want to pull more tension on the bar, you may need to adjust the angle of the ball moving the ball to an angle away from the truck. That is usually done by disassembling the hitsh and adding a washer to the rivet like pin. The the natural angle of the bars is more downward and you pull more lift bringing them up to level and transfer more weight fore and aft from the hitch. Hard to tell IF you need more or if that is just how that big trailer pulls with your truck. Good luck.
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Yes the orignal post will help. as to this post,it says top of tire, doyou mean top of fender well? IMO if you are measuring top of fender well , the measurement when hooked should be the same or less to add weight to front axle to give more control, as you didnt have on your first trip.

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I only drop 2 links on my Reese hitch . Factory set mine up . Pulls great.
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Yes the orignal post will help. as to this post,it says top of tire, doyou mean top of fender well? IMO if you are measuring top of fender well , the measurement when hooked should be the same or less to add weight to front axle to give more control, as you didnt have on your first trip.
You don't want the measurement at the front wheel well to be less than what it was when unloaded. Bringing it back to within 1/4" is already transferring weight to the front axle. Most WDH manufacturers say to bring it back to at least one half the difference and as close as possible to the pre-loaded measurement. The rear axle typically has a higher GAWR than the front so it can handle more weight. Getting the front end back down ensures that you don't lose any steering control.
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