Originally Posted by Kistler
Good a.m., My Expedition seems to sit more level if I "hang six" links on my dual cam on each side......the bars are not quite level with the hitch A frame but close.
Do you think this is OK? There is a little more popping when I turn but it always did some of that.
The dealer in Phoenix canted the ball to the most (#6 on the concentric washer) possible because I complained about heading sky-ward
Really what bothered me was truckers in the early dawn thinking and flashing bright lights at me because my headlights were up....I was on low beam.
Always count the links "under stress."
5 links under stress for a Reese straightline hitch, is perfect.
4 or 6 is acceptable, provided the bars bend at least 3/4 of an inch, or more.
The greater the bend, the better the sway control works.
Mine would bend 1 1/2 to 2 inches.
I could tow all day and night with two fingers on the steering wheel.
A correct Reese set up has the trailer level with respect to itself, and the tow vehicle level with respect to itself.
At the same time, the bars should be parallel with the chassis and held in position with 5 links under stress, "AND" have 3/4 of an inch bend, or more.
If your setup does not match those specs, then something is wrong.
Could be too much bar rating, imoproper tilt on the ball mount or improper ball height .
A proper rated, properly installed, and properly adjusted load equalizing hitch, will "never" cause the headlights to be too high.
I would suggest you check the rigging to see whats wrong.