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Old 05-16-2015, 06:16 PM   #1
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Coupler height question

My wife and I just ordered a 2016 Surveyor 191T.
Can anyone help with measurement for the coupler height?
We are traveling 9 hours to pick up the new trailer. I have an existing WD hitch from a previous travel trailer. I'd like to set the hitch up, at least get it close, for our return trip.
Any help is appreciated.
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:26 PM   #2
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If you know the coupler height for the trailer it is simple. Place your ball at a height equal to the known height of the inside of the coupler on your trailer. While on flat ground with the trailer perfectly level. Measure from the ground to the top of the inside of the coupler where the ball of your hitch contacts the coupler. This is approximate. Better to have your tongue slightly lower than higher while towing. When you lower the trailer onto the hitch it will likely drop your tow vehicle's rear end. If too much you will need load distribution hitch to get some balance. When all said and done you want trailer and tow vehicle as level as possible while attached and both fully loaded with all passengers and full fuel tank. Normally for top mounted couplers the height varies from 19-22 inches....congrats on your new purchase.
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:28 PM   #3
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You can call to ask them....I am sure they would be happy to give you the spec via phone or email.
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Thanks for the reply Zolin. I have a Dodge 3500 and regularly tow a 16K 40' fiver. Although I have WD hitch, I don't believe the 440 lb. tongue weight will be an issue. I'm just seeking the coupler height so I can set up the hitch roughly while I'm home waiting for the new TT to be built.
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Okay, you know all this stuff then. Your tongue wt will obviously be no issue for your truck. I'm sure the factory will measure for you. They did for me. Good luck with that. Sorry for the long post above.
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No worries. Thank you.
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