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Old 03-15-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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towing 19' bambi w/toyota tundra 2000

We recently purchased a 19' international bambi which we intend to tow with our 2000 toyota tundra v-8 two wheel drive. We are having problems regulating the height of our hitch receiver (trailer ball hitch). In one direction the tongue of the trailer is too low resulting in our scraping and jaming our trailer jack, and if we flip the ball the other direction then the tongue is too high, which results in us scraping the rear bumper of the trailer at times. In either instance the trailer and truck are not flat or equaliberated.
Camping world had no solutions, but suggested the possiblity of a Hensley Arrow. However, when we research this on line it appears to be for longer and heavier trailers. The professional trailer towing supply suggested the possible use of Helzwig Helper springs (uncertain of correct spelling ) and sent us to a local spring service specialist. We were unable to locate the exact parts necessary to meet the configuration of our truck, but did discuss Firestone Sport Rite leaf spring suspensions model number 2212. We welcome any feedback from anyone having experieced the same issue. Perhaps there may be other solutions which we are not aware of...any assistance would be greatly appreciated. We thank you in advance for your assistance.

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Old 03-15-2010, 09:25 PM   #2
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hi bruno

try posting some PHOTOS of the connection, tv/trailer and hitch.

the visuals would greatly help anyone who wants 2 help sort out your issues...

ball mounts are available in a variety of lengths/drops or even adjustable versions...

but the guys as CW would know this, so something else may be funky in your set up....

and there are MANY folks using the orange hitch OR the black update for towing small trailers...

but that seems like an ODD suggestion for ground clearance/drop bar issues...

so post up some visuals!

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