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Old 02-24-2014, 12:57 PM   #1
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Hitch height on a f250

Hi all, anyone here have an f250 4x4 they use to tow a 25rr? With a weight distribution system? My weight distribution system is an ez something, forgot exactly what the name is and am not where its at right now. Anyhow, I have to jack it way up using a 6x6 block of wood to get the bars on, any more and it looks like the back tires on the truck will be off the ground. The bars are now slightly bowed when not on, and when its all hooked up and i turn a corner, they squeak pretty loud. When the truck and trailer are on a level surface, the truck is level and the trailer is slightly tilted up in the front but almost level. The L shaped hitch bracket is in the up position and the hitch is using the bottom holes.
Has anyone with an f250 and EZ WD turned that bracket upside down and got a better alignment with the truck and trailer? Now it seems the hitch is too high for the 25rr. The rv dealer set this up for me when we bought the 25rr.
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:09 PM   #2
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Am gonna try and post a pic of tv and th, not a good pic but the only one i got
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Old 02-24-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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cant see your hitch, but you need it in the drop position....if i remember correctly mine was in the second to last set of holes in the drop postion...

you want the trailer level or slightly nose down once the bars are on...and yes....they creak/pop/complain when you turn...just make sure the chains are perpendicular to the ground and not slanted

these trucks, especially the 4x4 350s sit real REAL high in the rear....

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also, depending on how the truck/trailer was parked getting the bars back on has nearly lifted my truck as well...especially if one of the tires is in a hole or dip....
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Ironj, when you said drop position, do you mean the L shaped bracket of the hitch is pointing down? I just remembered, it is an equalizer hitch, the stabilizer/weight distribution bars set on brackets bolted to the th frame, no chains involved except the safety chains
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If you style of hitch has washers in between the hitch ball assembly and the shank I would suggest removing a washer or two until you are comfortable with the tension on the bars and how level your rig is. Each washer added into that assembly tilts the ball rearward which in return tilts the load bars down creating more pressure to create more weight distribution as well as more friction which means more sway control.

Better pictures of the hitch assembly would surely help!


Creaking/moaning/groaning from this style of hitch is normal!
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It does have good sway control. Will try turning that bracket upside down first, i can live with the noise to get good sway control
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It does have good sway control. Will try turning that bracket upside down first, i can live with the noise to get good sway control

WHOA WHOA!!!!

What bracket are you turning upside down!?

The L brackets are supposed to have the short part of the bracket the load bar rides on hang down.

The picture I attached is similar to how yours should look!

The load bars should be pretty much parallel with the frame of the camper when hooked up as well!
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The l bracket i am talking about goes into the reciever part of the hitch, it is about 2 inches square steel. And the ball assembly bolts to it. The ball assembly is in the lowest holes, but i am guessing is still is too high for the trailer. I will have to check if the bars are paralell to the frame next time i hook up
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I believe R1camper was talking about the hitch shank as the L part to flip over.
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