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Old 09-27-2014, 10:55 PM   #99
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This is what I use to adjust TV ride height

http://www.suspensionconnection.com/2445.html

I think I am using about 8 - 10 lbs.




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Old 09-28-2014, 01:38 PM   #100
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Now the trailer looks nose up.
I guess I should go back down one notch on the ball and add a washer-
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:12 PM   #101
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m.hony that looks pretty close, did you compare front to rear trailer measurements ground to lower belt line? If you are empty, loading the truck and trailer for travel may bring you nearer perfection. That's not advice to load trailer front or truck rear heavy, not at all. Balance your trailer load, heavy near center and light on ends. Load truck lightly in front of rear axle.

If you drop the ball again and add another washer to raise trailer to level you may risk taking too much weight off the back of the truck, and loss of truck rear wheel traction and handling problems. Never set the truck rear higher than unloaded height, better a little lower.

You are most probably following Equal-I-Zer instructions regarding before and after wheel well measurements on the truck? Once this is tuned in, then you can fine tune the trailer level using the notches on the drop bar. And sometimes the jump from one notch to the next is too much, but the best the hitch allows.
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Old 09-28-2014, 02:43 PM   #102
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Looking at the photo, it appears to me the ball is in need of a one notch tilt to wards the trailer. This will drop the trunnion arms down slightly, and you can have them parallel to the ground or slightly lower at the trailer end. More chain links will be utilized this way.
 Here is what Reese suggests as initial set up.
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:11 PM   #103
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I'm going to put it back like it was. It handled better. Nose down is better than nose up-
Speaking of nose, my cat is rubbing my nose with her nose-
I can try adding a washer or getting one of those "high-rise" balls. The instructions specify a ball with a shank of no more than 2 3/8". I just need a half inch more.
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Old 09-28-2014, 03:12 PM   #104
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Looking at the photo, it appears to me the ball is in need of a one notch tilt to wards the trailer. This will drop the trunnion arms down slightly, and you can have them parallel to the ground or slightly lower at the trailer end. More chain links will be utilized this way.

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So, what you're saying is: add a washer-
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:41 AM   #105
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The unit which has the large end of trunnions and ball should have an adjustment for tilt. One loosens the large bolts which hold the carrier to the piece which inserts into the receiver on your TV, and privets this toward the trailer one notch on the large serrated locking surface of the carrier, this should then have the trunnions pointed more toward the road.

If you are not mechanically inclined, do not have the huge wrench required to loosen the bolt, or are unsure of this, take it to a good mechanic for this.

All instructions for the set up can be downloaded from Reese


http://www.hitchpro.net/application/...ions/n7903.pdf

Of course, all this is with the presumption you have the exact hitch I think I am seeing. LOL

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Old 09-29-2014, 02:50 AM   #106
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More instructions on the dual cam sway control set up.


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Old 09-29-2014, 06:02 AM   #107
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Don't tow your trailer nose up, cuz nose up is baaad, umkay-
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:39 PM   #108
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Back to this setup which delivers the best performance (weight distribution and sway control) of everything I have tried (and I've tried everything), but the trailer is nose down:
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That thing about the weight bars being parallel to the a-frame- that just plain don't work. It has zero weight distribution like than- I can slip the bars right off the L-brackets with very little effort- no pressure at all-
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:41 PM   #109
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Equal-i-zer doesn't want to send me any more washers because I already have 6. If they don't send 'em, I reckon I'll go to a hardware store and get some-
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:43 PM   #110
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Looks to me like your trucks receiver hitch is bent. From the photo is looks like the shank (part that slides into the receiver) is angling skyward. It should be parallel to the roadway.
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I don't know if another washer will get the result I want, but I'll never know if I don't try.
In the end, I might leave it like it is (nose down) because it performs the best- the lesser of 2 evils.
If one hole up on ball height makes the trailer nose up and one hole down on ball height makes the trailer nose down, what can I do to level the trailer? Add a washer? Maybe!
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