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Old 02-18-2010, 10:42 PM   #1
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tongue height

Hello again. I was wondering if anyone knows the height of a rockwood 8317rkss hitch when level. I am trying to decide what hitch to buy. Also if anyone knows are the weights posted fairly accurate to real weights. The tongue weight is claimed at 912 lbs. I realize loaded things will change, but wonder what to expect. Thanks. Great forum, it is helping me a lot.
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:50 PM   #2
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Most trailer hitches come in between 18 and 22 inches. Sorry can't help with exact height. Your hitch should be adjustable to compensate. I use a Reese Dual cam, that has built in sway. Some use Equalizer, and has built in sway also. Might want to plan on 1200 pound bars as that's a lot tongue weight. May even be more loaded. If you're towing with the Dodge, shouldn't have a problem, but be sure to get some sway control.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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I have an 8414ss an the camper sets level at 22". The hitch I have is rated at 12,000lbs and the tongue weight on the camper is 660lbs with both propane tanks full. I use the Reese Cam WD&SC System and it does a great job.
One thing I put bigger tires on my camper, I went from the factory 205's to 225"s which make the camper set approx 2" highter.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:00 AM   #4
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Rockwood06, Are you sure the tires made it 2 inches higher? Going from a 205 to 225 is mostly wider, not taller. Also to raise the trailer 2 inches, you would need a tire that is 4 inches taller overall. It's the math of a circle, but basically you would have to add 2 inches at the bottom of the tire, and 2 inches at the top to keep it round. The difference in a 205/75 15 and a 225/75 15 is about 1 inch, thus only raising the camper one half inch. Not trying to offend you, just trying to understand.
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:20 AM   #5
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That's approx, I should have said within 2" and they are a little wider. They are Goodyear tires and they are 8 ply instead of 6 ply. I am not sure but If I put on 235's I would have to change out the rims, I have a tire chart for ST tires, but having problems locating it. I understand what you are saying, thanks for the correction.
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