Originally Posted by Sjcjr
As a follow up when hitched my tt measures 22 3/4 inches at the front and 22 inches at the rear. When unhitched my tv wheel height at the fender is 37 1/2 inches at the front and 39 3/4 inches at the rear. When hitched the front wheel stays at 37 1/2 but the rear drops to 37 1/4. When unhitched my ball height is 21 on the tv. When hitched the ball height drops to 18 1/2 inches. I torque my chains to the eight notch. Questions--- do my numbers look right? Should the front wheel height drop when hitched? Has the rear wheel height dropped to much? Should I torque less or more? Should I go to a heavier bar? I still feel push/ pull when large trucks pass me from the rear on the interstate. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
My understanding of a wd hitch is that it's purpose is to re-distribute weight. Based on your measurements, yours does not appear to be doing this, however you should confirm this by actually taking some weight measurements at a scale. However, since your tongue weight is most likely exceeding the capacity of your bars, I would be inclined to get 1200 to 1400 pound bars, and tighten them to ensure the same measurement delta loaded as unloaded. In your case approx 2.25 inches. So, to answer your questions, your numbers do not look right, the front wheel height should drop, the rear wheel height has dropped too much, try more torque, and most likely, get a heavier bar.
I did all of these things when using a Reese Dual Cam and the setup turned out perfectly. Jim