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Old 04-04-2011, 10:01 PM   #21
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Thank you, unfortunately, the camper is in storage, but I did measure both vehicles ground to top of tube and found the Denali is 1 inch lower than truck, so should I just adjust hitch up or down one inch?
Since the Denali is lower you would need to raise the hitch to achieve the same height as before.
Honestly I dont know if I would raise it an inch - maybe half an inch or one or two hole's higher on the shank.
the suspension between the two might be diffrent and it might sit diffrent even if it is an inch diffrence besides I would rather have the nose down more then the nose up look even though ultimetly you want it to sit level.

you can always go back later and re-adjust after you have all of your gear in the trailer since the nose will be lighter without any gear in it

If the nose is too High and If the trailer you are getting has a fresh water tank forward of the axles, you can always have them fill the tank to add extra weight until you get it home and decide how you want to adjust it.

You might get some diffrence of opinions here but if I was in your shoes I would do half and then go from there
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:27 PM   #22
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Just FYI, while your truck may not require a WD hitch with your load, if you have one the ride is much smoother, the WD hitch on a heavy truck suspension reduces the bounce you encounter on rough roads, regardless of the "need" it is a worthy investment
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Unless you like the 'bounce'..... it's all personal preference though.

Why not get the WD hitch... its only $$
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:30 PM   #23
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Well the Ram info stays I dont need a weight distribution hitch if the trailer is under 5000 lbs, and since the GVWR of the trailer is 4700 I think Im safe.
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We will see more when we pick it up, althought idk if the dealer will weigh the hitch or not, with full propane tanks a battery that will also add weight to the front end.
Its a 2010, 1500 Laramie with 3.92 and 20 inch tires, rated for 9500 lbs


This topic got my attention because I was told by everyone to get an weight distribution hitch and my trailer GVWR is less than yours. Of course I understand that there are various factors that can come into play. Being new to this stuff some of it is hard for me to understand completely.
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Old 04-04-2011, 10:42 PM   #24
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This topic got my attention because I was told by everyone to get an weight distribution hitch and my trailer GVWR is less than yours. Of course I understand that there are various factors that can come into play. Being new to this stuff some of it is hard for me to understand completely.
none of us learned this over night -
every vehicle will handle the trailer diffrent - due to suspension diffrences - I know my truck sags a full inch with the Mini Lite 2306 and without weight distribution - I have driven the trailer around the block without the distribution but do not want to go any farther then that due to the bounce and lack of sway control.

I do know that the 2010 Ram's have something for trailer towing but not sure what it is that makes it so special - My boss has a Laramie and has the tow package on his as well and was making a comment about it and he said there was just like Labzy stated if under 4500 lbs or something like that.
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