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Old 06-22-2015, 04:27 PM   #1
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Should I adjust my hitch?

We just bought a "new" TT, a Passport 3220BH it came with a Reese Straight Line WD hitch with sway control. My TV is a 2004 F150 FX4 SC 6.5' box, 5.4L with 3.73 gears.

We picked the Passport up from the dealer on Wednesday night and left for camping mid day Thursday. On our 140 mile around trip the camper seemed to tow very well, I never felt any sway and it felt totally stable. The truck handled the camper great and I didn't notice and difference from our Grey Wolf 26BH with Andersen WD that we traded in.

This is our first traditional WD hitch. The dealer did the hitch setup, but I am questioning it a bit based off a couple of measurements and what I have read about setting them up. Here are the measurements at the center of the wheel wells:

unhooked: front-40 1/8 rear-40 1/2
hooked up with WD bars on: front 40 5/8 rear 39 1/2
TT frame to ground with WD bars on: front 21 1/8 rear 20 3/8

The top of the ball is at 21" when the truck is unloaded, the hitch itself the numbered "cam" for angling the head is on 2, and the bars are on link 5.

As of right now I am thinking about dropping the head of the hitch down to the next set of holes to level the camper out or possible drop the nose a hair below level. I was also thinking about turning the "cam" on the head to 3, to transfer a bit more weight to the front.

What do you guys think??
TT-2013 Passport 3220BH
TV-2004 F150 FX4, not exactly stock...
nights camped:
with 2001 Kodiak K215: 2010-10, 2011-12
with 2012 Grey Wolf 26BH: 2012-19, 2013-24, 2014-11, 2015-6
with 2013 Passport: 2015-13, 2016-15 booked
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