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Old 10-25-2020, 02:40 PM   #1
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adjusting WDH

is this good or bad. I adjusted WDH now truck is level and camper has a 1 inch rise from axl to front of box. 2012 colorado, rockwood a212hw
What are the tolerances for level on each?
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Old 10-25-2020, 02:54 PM   #2
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is this good or bad. I adjusted WDH now truck is level and camper has a 1 inch rise from axl to front of box. 2012 colorado, rockwood a212hw
What are the tolerances for level on each?
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Old 10-25-2020, 06:11 PM   #3
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thats with 2 14 ft kayaks 1 50lbs other 90lbs but just basics in camper ketchen bob roughly 45lbs and sleeping gear not much else, only taken it to a local lake to fish near enough home for anything needed.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:56 AM   #4
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All the info you've given us really means nothing.

The 2 ways to truly tell if a WDH is "dialed in" is:

1. Measure the front fender fender height of the truck with nothing hitched, measure it again with the trailer hitched but w/o WDH engaged and then measure it again with the WDH engaged. With the last measurement, the front fender should return within 1/2 it's unhitched height and the trailer should be level.

2. Take it to a CAT scale and weigh 3 times getting the axle weights each time. Weigh just the truck, then the truck & trailer w/o WDH engaged, and then weigh the truck & trailer with the WDH engaged. Your last weigh in should return 1/2 to all of the weight taken off of the front axle during the 2nd weigh in from the first. Again, when the hitch is engaged, the trailer should be totally level.

Also, don't worry too much about "squat" in the rear of the truck. It's supposed to do that when there is weight in the bed.
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Old 10-26-2020, 02:51 PM   #5
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Ok from what you say is front fender should be with in plus .5 and TT level, I'm taking for granted packed weight in both, which I have not done yet. And no tolerance on TT level
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Ok from what you say is front fender should be with in plus .5 and TT level, I'm taking for granted packed weight in both, which I have not done yet. And no tolerance on TT level
Load both the truck and trailer as you will be packed and ready to go and then adjust the hitch.
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Question is answered no tolerance for TT to be off. And front fender with in plus .5 rise. packed
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