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Old 04-14-2024, 04:36 PM   #1
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Hitch height

I have a new coachman catalina 2023 legacy, I traded this from a coleman 2018.which was 24 ft, the coachman is 37 feet, now with that said I had dealer swap my wdh from one to other, but I just took it ine first trip and my leveler which I bought(beechlane) says I'm 2.5 inches low at the hitch, sooo the guy at dealer lowered my hitch,I'm thinking he didn't know jack, so I am going to raise back where it was, my question is will this change how my bars act, I have eaz lift wdh.
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What is your tow vehicle? Giving us the most info you have will help obtain meaningful replies. You hitch weight is probably around 1200 lbs when loaded, can you confirm this? Which EZ lift do you have (and what weight rating)?

Lowering your ball height would seem counter intuitive if it was already too low. Others with more experience will respond.
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Old 04-14-2024, 05:22 PM   #3
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What is your tow vehicle? Giving us the most info you have will help obtain meaningful replies. You hitch weight is probably around 1200 lbs when loaded, can you confirm this? Which EZ lift do you have (and what weight rating)?

Lowering your ball height would seem counter intuitive if it was already too low. Others with more experience will respond.
I have a f250 , the wdh is eaz lift 1000, max lounge weight of 1200 lbs, they lowered it thats why I want to raise it back up to level it out. Only way to confirm is to do this and weigh it and find out what tongue weight is
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I'm curious. An I looking at the right device, a set of blocks to raise the axles and hence the rear of the trailer/

Trying to figure out your goal here. You want to level the trailer fore and aft while still hooked to the truck? Also not sure how these drive-on blocks can tell you how low or high the tongue is. Seems to me the solution is to not raise the axles by driving on the blocks and tongue won't be low.

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Old 04-14-2024, 07:59 PM   #5
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Personally, I would download the owner's manual for your weight distribution hitch and follow the manufacturer's instructions for setting it up.
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Old 04-14-2024, 09:22 PM   #6
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Get your trailer level measure the distance from ground to hitch then set your truck hitch 1 to 2 inches higher as it will drop. Then you good starting point
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I'm curious. An I looking at the right device, a set of blocks to raise the axles and hence the rear of the trailer/

Trying to figure out your goal here. You want to level the trailer fore and aft while still hooked to the truck? Also not sure how these drive-on blocks can tell you how low or high the tongue is. Seems to me the solution is to not raise the axles by driving on the blocks and tongue won't be low.

Beech Lane Levelers.

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Ok the levler is a beechlane, it mounts in trailer it tells you through a app how level trailer is side to side fore and aft.. so after looking up trailer a taking weight off lounge, its shows the front of trailer is 2.5 inches low. This is with it all hooked up ready to roll. I don't us blocks to check level.
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Changing height of the hitch will definitely affect the bar loading.

As suggested above, I'd go through the hitch install manual, step by step. I'd bet it starts with measuring from the ground to the frame, front and back, to assure level.

And if your dealer's answer to being too low, was to lower it more, I wouldn't be taking anything back there.
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Changing height of the hitch will definitely affect the bar loading.

As suggested above, I'd go through the hitch install manual, step by step. I'd bet it starts with measuring from the ground to the frame, front and back, to assure level.

And if your dealer's answer to being too low, was to lower it more, I wouldn't be taking anything back there.
I have went through the manual, basically it says any car not over loaded you 1/8 of a inch per 100 pounds of tougne weight for cars trucks over loaded you add 1/16 of a inch per 100 pounds of tounge weight which sounds wring to me, I have read it over and over. So my trailer weighs 8100 pounds that's about 5/8 of a inch.if that what they consider over loaded. I thi k ill go with 1/8 that would be closer. The reason this all started was reciver was from other truck1.5 inch new truck is 2 inch. The height of level btw on trailer 22 inches I measured that. So I figure I'll raise it according to the 1/8 rule that would bring it closer to level at least within a inch.thanks everyone for the input. I think the guy that did it didn't know what to do..
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Can you post a link to that manual? Didn't make sense to me (not your fault).

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http://https://www.eaz-lift.com/prod...t-1-200-lb-kit
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