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Old 05-13-2014, 11:50 AM   #11
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I believe the first picture of the wdh was with a 66 Olds Tornado and they took the rear wheels off.
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Old 05-13-2014, 12:23 PM   #12
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There it is! Thanks OC!
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:16 PM   #13
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wow that's pretty crazy.

I'm anxious to get this sorted out. I wish someone had my same setup so they could make life easier!
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:25 PM   #14
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Hitch Drop/Rise Calculation | Towing Hitches and Ball Mounts

when this site references: "Please account for some adjustment if air bags are not being used to prevent the truck from sinking a little when loaded."


Do they mean that you should have a bigger or smaller drop if not using air bags?
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Old 05-13-2014, 01:35 PM   #15
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I leave the hitch jack down so the nose is just a bit high then hook the weight distribution bars up. Once they are hooked up raise the Jack, it makes it easier to get the trailer level with the truck and easier to hook weight distribution up. When you draw on the weight distribution chains they should be just snug while jack is on ground and tight once its up.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:03 PM   #16
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does this look any better? After the new drop hitch and WD bar adjustments, the back only sags 1".

Is that normal and acceptable?
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:05 PM   #17
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obviously the road isn't perfectly flat....but the tongue was level according to the level
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:19 PM   #18
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Much better.
A drop of an inch is nothing to worry about.
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Old 05-18-2014, 03:48 PM   #19
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Agreed, an inch shows it is loaded some and should pull much better now.
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I believe the first picture of the wdh was with a 66 Olds Tornado and they took the rear wheels off.
Growing up my dad had the same car, a '66 Toronado. A very heavy duty car. We may think that the picture looks a little foolish to have the rear wheels removed from the Tornado to show the possible lift of the wdh, but there was also another reason to show the power of not just the power of the wdh, but of the Toronado itself. It was a front wheel drive and had a lot of power. It could really pull that camper down the road as it is set up in the picture.

Oldsmobile Toronado - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Engine 425 cu in (7.0 L) 385 hp (287 kW) Rocket V8[1]
455 cu in (7.5 L) Rocket V8 Transmission 3-speed TH-425 automatic
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