Originally Posted by m35a2
Question for those who know (I've only ever had a 5'er):
When you have a WDH and airbags, how do you know when to adjust the WDH vs. the airbags for truck level? Both affect it, right?
Reason I ask is the truck looks tail high to me.
I've found that the levelness of the ground and the angle the truck sits at can play tricks on me when looking at trailer level. It might not be a bad idea to hang a level under the frame for checking that.
From what I understand, the hitch should be adjusted as follows:
1. Find the most level and flat piece of concrete you can find..
2. Measure unloaded height of the top of the hitch ball (no air in bags).
3. Level out the trailer. Measure the height to the top of the hitch. This will determine the drop/rise needed. Both the hitch ball and the hitch should be at the same height.
4. Measure from the fenders to the ground both front and rear (vehicle).
5. Hook up the trailer. Adjust the torsion on the bars so you have an equal amount of squat both front and rear on the TV.
6. Inflate the bags on the rear to raise the rear to the original (unloaded) ride height. It shouldn't take much. You want the trailer to ride level yet and for the rear of the vehicle to be close to the stock ride height. It'll take some adjusting to get it just right.
There are probably 1000 different opinions on this so let the flaming begin!