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Old 09-04-2014, 09:16 PM   #1
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Raising trailer coupler or tongue

Has any one here removed the couple from the under side of the frame and installed a new one one the top to get more clearance? With our pro pride it hangs low and I assume other hitching systems ride low with some of the lower travel trailers. I don't want to raise the trailer by modifying the suspension as then the o/s kitchen will be too high and I will need four steps instead of 3. If I move my coupler up I will gain 5 inches. To get the trailer riding level I only have 5-6" clearance under the hitch, and I would like it slightly nose down.

Just wondering if anyone else has done this?

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Old 09-04-2014, 09:24 PM   #2
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Might want to check out this thread:

Unhitching problems

The guy had them re-weld the hitch coupler multiple times before his problems went away.

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Old 09-04-2014, 09:24 PM   #3
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As long as it is done by a competent welder, don't see a problem with it.
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Old 09-07-2014, 08:20 PM   #4
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I'm debating the same modification. My windjammer has the bottom mount coupler and the Propride is awfully low. It's only bottomed once on the road but that was more than I want!!

The other issue I have with it being low is that many camp sites slope towards the rear and I can't get the tongue low enough, I end up needing to dig a small hole for the hitch head to drop into!!


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