Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-26-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
Khulse's Avatar
2011 30' International
Fort Lauderdale , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 52
Hitch height

Hi All,
I'm about to go pickup a new AS and I'm trying to setup my hitch a little in advance.

I hope you all can help. The trailer is a new 30 foot international. 8800 lbs gvw, just under 900 lbs dry hitch weight, 3/4 ton dodge diesel, 12000 lbs Reese hitch with 1200 lbs equalizer bars. The specs say the trailer hitch height is 17 3/4".

So my question is how high should I set the ball on the hitch as a good starting height and to where do I measure?

Thanks in advance for the advise.

Khulse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-26-2011, 04:19 PM   #2
Rivet Master
dznf0g's Avatar

2007 30' Classic
Oswego , Illinois
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 8,192
Just to get it home, I'd set it about 3/4 - 1" higher than the published trailer tongue height. You measure from the top of the ball to the ground.

Of course, after you get all your stuff in the trailer and truck, you'll have to spend some time dialing it in for travel. Many post on this subject. Take the time to read up here on the forum.
dznf0g is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tundra w/ Equalizer Hitch Booger12 Hitches, Couplers & Balls 11 03-01-2011 11:42 AM
Ball height measurement from 200 miles away Section8 Hitches, Couplers & Balls 8 01-20-2011 08:12 PM
How and When to Measure Hitch Height lcurrie Hitches, Couplers & Balls 9 12-30-2010 01:59 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:44 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.