Originally posted by working
What's the logic behind the adjustment of the hitch head angle? I read that it should/could be angled up to 15 degrees from plumb, that this helps with sway. What works for you folks?
Think about the angle of the leveling bars and the piviot point. by having some downward angle the bars on either side of the A of the tounge are going to both want to swing out so that the tip of the leveling bar is seaking a high point. With them on either side of the hitch they are always working against each other to find that high point and settle at a center point. This in turn helps keep the trailer sway down. As one bar is seaking high a high point the other is being pulled to a lower point.
The weak link in this being very effective is the chain (pun intended
). One brand of hitch has a solid link instead of the chain and it is well reguarded as a stable set up. I think it is "Equalizer" brand?