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Old 03-22-2015, 09:18 PM   #11
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Does the trailer sit level connected to the truck, on flat ground put a long level on the trailer floor and see where you sit. If you were too high at the hitch you could be transfering some weight forward.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:33 PM   #12
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Does the trailer sit level connected to the truck, on flat ground put a long level on the trailer floor and see where you sit. If you were too high at the hitch you could be transfering some weight forward.
It is a inch higher than level at coupler but I can't get it any closer tried.
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:42 PM   #13
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You do have a large TT and a very nice one at that. If you really like the anderson you could get support brackets welded to your frame like these:
I used the Andersen on my 29' jay flight it never moved in the two years that I had that trailer. I also marked the brackets on both units to see if they move. they have not budged. I will weld them if they ever move the tiniest bit.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:48 PM   #14
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When I was towing a TT with my Andersen, I wanted it more level so I traded the 6" hitch ball carrier for an 8". When flipped, I could drop the tongue another inch.
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My thoughts are if you are high you are taking weight from the front axle and putting it on your hitch. If you know someone with a lower hitch height you can test this easily, I was always taught if you pull off level, it's always better to be slightly low than above level with level being preferred.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:57 PM   #16
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When I was towing a TT with my Andersen, I wanted it more level so I traded the 6" hitch ball carrier for an 8". When flipped, I could drop the tongue another inch.
I already have 8" drop drawbar. If I flip it the ball sits 4" higher but thanks.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:18 PM   #17
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Have you thought about seeing if you can replace the receiver with something rated higher? A new WDH is not going to solve your problem.


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Old 03-23-2015, 05:32 PM   #18
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Have you thought about seeing if you can replace the receiver with something rated higher? A new WDH is not going to solve your problem.


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Well was trying to solve two problems lower tongue weight and more weight to front axle. If I get the tongue weight down, I will get more weight to front axle. Not a lot but some. I know WD won't change tongue weight. A different hitch doesn't help with cantilevered tongue weight on rear springs.
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Would have a bit less coming off of the front axle with a lower tongue weight, but lowering the tongue weight by a significant amount is going to be difficult, if not impossible. The 240lbs light in the front would not be a major concern for me. Overloading the receiver would be. I'm 160 lbs light in the front and it doesn't affect a thing, that I can tell. Then again I loaded a full bed of firewood a couple of times (without trailer) which took way more than 160 off the front and I could notice a difference in handling. The way I look it is that pickups are designed to have a load in the bed and still function.


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Old 03-23-2015, 05:53 PM   #20
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Just put air bags on it and level it out and put the wt back on the front.
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