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Old 05-17-2021, 09:24 PM   #1
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WDH Setup

I have just installed my new Husky Centerline TS, used with my midsize SUV.

The front fender is at the same height.
The rear fender is 1/4" lower. I think that is pretty good - better than expected and far better than the old WDH hitch.

However the coupler on the trailer is 2" higher than level. Trailer is 21ft long.

I could move the ball down one hole on the hitch, which is about 2" but would that make it harder for me to then overcome the rear squat that my SUV has?

Is the 2" a big deal and I should aim for perfectly level or is is minor?

Thanks, Andy
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Old 05-17-2021, 09:44 PM   #2
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iv got the same hitch and i have tried to get it prefect but haven't. i settled on having the tounge slightly lower than level, its better than higher so you dont get the ass end sway of the trailer.
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Old 05-17-2021, 09:50 PM   #3
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Having a slightly high hitch ball is not a cause of sway.
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Old 05-17-2021, 09:52 PM   #4
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I agree that nose down is better than nose up on the trailer for towing, if you can't get it level. Drop the WDH head one notch (if that is 2"), then adjust the angle on the head to get the desired weight distribution.
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Old 05-18-2021, 12:34 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.

I dropped the ball one hole (2") on the hitch and re-checked. I now had 3/4" of squat.
I then raised the spring bar bracket one hole (1"?) and re-checked. Now the car is level but the coupler is 1 1/4" higher than when the trailer is level.

The Husky manual says the coupler should be 1/4" to 1".

My feeling is that this is probably as close as I am going to get.

What I am a bit concerned about is that to get the back of the car high enough to be able to put the spring bars onto the brackets I have to really lift the back of the car so the rear tires are almost leaving the ground (i.e. near maximum suspension extension). Is that normal?

Thanks, Andy
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Old 05-18-2021, 04:00 PM   #6
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You may buy a longer shank of you need to drop more on the ball.

If you set both the camper and the trailer on level ground then level.oit the trailer and take measurements, that should tell you if you need to get more drop.

FWIW when I was towing with my stock Escalade I needed 9" of drop.
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