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Old 08-18-2017, 05:53 PM   #1
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Hitch height problems

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I've got a '76 Argosy 24 footer that I'm towing behind a 2013 Suburban 1500. The hitch on the suburban is at the lowest setting but still sits at 23.5". Looks like recommend height for the trailer is 19.5". Hooked up with the self leveling hitch it looks like the truck is squatting bad.

My question is how big a deal is this? Should I get a hitch that is lower or lift the trailer or just not sweat it?
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:12 PM   #2
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You need a new shank that will allow you to lower the ball height, and weight distribution to take some of the 'squat' off the Suburban.
I have an Equal-I-Zer 10000 lb hitch with 1000 lb weight bars, and like it very much. But I hesitate to recommend it because that might start a brand new hitch war.
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Old 08-18-2017, 06:36 PM   #3
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Whatever hitch setup you end up with, you will need a tall drop bar, and possibly an extra-tall drop bar, so the trailer will sit level.
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As Overlander said, you want whatever drop length on the hitch that will get the trailer level.

But you said the Suburban seems to be squatting pretty bad. That is a sign of not having enough weight distribution--either from bars that are too "light" or hitch adjustment (head tilt, chain length, etc. depending on the brand of the hitch).

Have you measured your wheel well heights on the Suburban both unhitched and hitched up? Have you weighed the rig on a truck scale?
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Old 08-19-2017, 06:40 AM   #5
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No, I've not done any of that. Looks like I need to do some research paper
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Research, not research paper.

Auto correct for the loss
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Old 08-19-2017, 08:45 AM   #7
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Hey all,
I've got a '76 Argosy 24 footer that I'm towing behind a 2013 Suburban 1500. The hitch on the suburban is at the lowest setting but still sits at 23.5". Looks like recommend height for the trailer is 19.5". Hooked up with the self leveling hitch it looks like the truck is squatting bad.

My question is how big a deal is this? Should I get a hitch that is lower or lift the trailer or just not sweat it?
Not sure I understand. Your Suburban hitch is at 23.5" unloaded, but sinks to a squat when loaded? Are you using a weight equalizer hitch? Which one?
Sounds like you need more weight transferred to the front of the Suburban, that will "lift" the back.
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