Originally Posted by platokidd
Having the front end back to unhitched height is good. I would never go lower in the front then that.
The 2 biggest thing I see others do wrong is have the spring bars angled up towards the camper and / or the camper itself is not level.
Spring bars should be parallel to the tongue frame or sloped down towards the camper. The camper itself should be level or within a 1 1/2" of level.
This will give you the best results.
Some things I know are a trade off. Its getting the best of all the dimensions right or close to it.
This is especially good advise if you use the Equal-i-zer brand WDH, or anything that has the bars sliding on another flat surface to provide sway control. The 2 surfaces slideing parallel (maximum surface area contact) is what you want. I had mine angle slightly upward the first season. This caused increased wear on the front edge of the L-bracket and well as the sliding surface of the bars. Over that first season, I notice the noise (creaks, groans) increasing, before I noticed the wear. I had to file and repaint the brackets and buy new L-pins. Adjusted for the 2nd season (and bought the bracket-jackets) and things were much better.
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller