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Old 02-09-2008, 11:26 AM   #15
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My ball is 12" from the bumper. This is mounted on a crew cab, long bed TV. I've had no problems.

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Old 02-09-2008, 03:28 PM   #16
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I redrilled mine, I shorted it up 5 1/4" and It made towing alot more stable.

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Old 02-10-2008, 08:57 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Sean Woodruff
You're on the right track here Safari 28. When 4" makes such a difference you can only imagine what 52" does. That is the effective pivot point projection on the haha or 3P.
Interesting and the past 2 days was a good test. Ran from Banning through the high winds of PALM SPRINGS stayed on BLM land in Quartzite and wound up wth 70 gallons of combined grey and black water behind the axles all the way to APACHE JUNCTION.I only have one tank, Not seperate grey and black. I learned a long time ago not to tow with that puppy full. Let me tell you that would have been a challenge with 14.75 from the bumper. At 11.75 much more stable, also, the f150 was flexing even more on rough roads and the rear suspension had even more travel. Much smoother ride as well. Some reduction in turning radius but slight indeed. I woud like to go shorter but the shank would have to be modified big time due to lower brace. So Sean ,your product actually bring it in over 4 feet? Heading to Michigan(home) and we need to talk.
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Old 02-11-2008, 09:20 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by safari 28
So Sean ,your product actually bring it in over 4 feet? Heading to Michigan(home) and we need to talk.
It does. Through the links the pivot point is projected 52" forward. That is, anytime there is a force on the trailer the trailer will attempt to pivot around that forward point. Just give me a call any time. My cell is 810-962-0219.
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:25 PM   #19
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By using a welded ball mount and redrilling the shank we have reduced the ball to bumper distance to 3 1/2".

Andy T. summed up the advantages of the shorter distances in a previous post...

QUOTE: Just to prove it to myself that it matters I once had a shank with two holes in it 3" appart so I could change the overhang without changing anything else. The wind effect was noticeably more and we lost 3 kph in the slalom. It also took a 3/8" bolt in the chain to get the same weight distribution.


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