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Old 08-08-2015, 10:35 AM   #1
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Hitch Height 2015 25 FB Flying Cloud 16" wheels

My trailer is in storage so I need some help. I have a new TV and the ball appears to be lower than my previous TV. Can anyone tell me what the height of the hitch ball should be for my setup?

2015 Flying Cloud 25 FB
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Blue OX WD hitch

Thanks for any advice you can give!
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:55 AM   #2
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Your trailer's hitch height is 17 3/4", according to the specs in the owner's manual.

The top of ball height, as a rule of thumb, should be ~1 higher, so ~18 3/4". But that can vary with tow vehicles suspension, (softer=higher stiff=lower).

add edit: if you changed the trailer tires to a different size, then you should add half the difference of the diameter of the old and new tires to the ball height. It's probably not enough difference to worry about.
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:22 AM   #3
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I have the same Airstream, [w/16"tire'] and recently purchased a Reese Dual Cam 'Centreline'' hitch. but it came with Trunnion spring bars, instead of round bars.
Seems a little stiff to tow.
The question is: Are spring bars preferable to trunnion bars,? Seems to me that spring bars are more flexible, but what do I know?
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Old 08-31-2015, 10:48 AM   #4
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Round or square, they both are spring bars.
I like the trunnion better since the wearing part can be replaced.
Just my $0.02s worth.

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The spring bars you have may be less flexible than you need. They are available in different strengths for different trailers, which is determined by the tongue weight of the trailer and any payload carried behind the axles of the tow vehicle. The square bar can be changed while using the same trunnion head.
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I like my square bars...
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