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Old 06-04-2016, 03:44 PM   #21
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What is the point of lifting the front end? Never heard of that before.

A 1/4 inch rise in the front seems set up is pretty good, hardly ever gets exactly back to equal.


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So truck sits level front to back.

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Old 06-04-2016, 03:46 PM   #22
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What is the point of lifting the front end? Never heard of that before.

A 1/4 inch rise in the front seems set up is pretty good, hardly ever gets exactly back to equal.


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Also according to the Reese instructions I saw it said front of TV should return to unhitched height or slightly lower.

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Old 06-04-2016, 04:11 PM   #23
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Like others stated, my old Reese was different and could be adjusted farther as far as tilt. You need to tilt the ball father toward the trailer / lower then you can have more free chain to allow you to bend the bars further. IMO
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Old 06-04-2016, 04:14 PM   #24
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Look at your Ford manual as well.


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Old 06-04-2016, 04:39 PM   #25
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What is the point of lifting the front end? Never heard of that before.

Pickups come factory with a rake. The back end higher than the front. For aesthetics some people put a leveling kit on it to raise the front end level with the back. This can also allow slightly larger tires. It gives the truck a more aggressive look. However as seen by the OP, this doesn't work so good with towing when you have a load pushing down the back.



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Old 06-04-2016, 07:10 PM   #26
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Thanks for the replies, I think I'm going to try using 4 links under tension and see what happens. I'll make sure I have the clearance to do this but from looking at some pics of other ppls setups who are running the Reese Dual Cam WDH it appears I have as much or more clearance then some who have 6 or 7 links under tension.
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I'm pretty sure of I can successfully use the 4 links it should give me that weight transfer I need.

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Old 06-04-2016, 08:46 PM   #28
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If I raise the truck and camper tongue after hooking up I don't either. Not doing that requires the cheater bar.
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Old 06-04-2016, 11:32 PM   #29
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Have you weighed your trailer? You should be 10% heavier in the front than in the rear.
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Old 06-05-2016, 12:17 AM   #30
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I actually just put the Reese dual cam setup on my camper. With 8 links hanging, I don't even need to use the bar to bring the chains up on the hook. Is this normal?
If the tension on your bars is low enough to snap the hooks up without a tool you are not redistributing any weight to the other axles. This means pretty much all the tongue weight is on the hitch.
Now, if your tongue weight is below the weight carrying rating of the hitch, you are good to go, if it is over, you need the WDH to move weight to the front and trailer axles.
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