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Old 12-01-2008, 12:36 AM   #743
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To pull the pin or not?

Hi, This is in reference to post # 741 on page 53.

But probably not a good idea if you have drum brakes! Use between the wheel, wheel chocks.
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Old 12-01-2008, 07:34 AM   #744
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You measure yours and I'll measure mine....

Hitch height, hitch height.

I had to go from a 4" on the 95 Burb to a 6 on the 06. Measure yours to the bottom of the receiver opening and we can compare. Should give you something to start from.

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Hi Bob,

I previously measured my new truck to the top of the receiver opening and it is 20", so I guess that would translate to 18" to the bottom of the receiver.

Appreciate any further comment you may have.

I was just hoping to use any feedback I might get from the forum as a cross check with what suggestion I get from Hensley - I haven't celled them yet, only got the new truck on Friday.

Brian.
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Hi Bob,

I previously measured my new truck to the top of the receiver opening and it is 20", so I guess that would translate to 18" to the bottom of the receiver.

Appreciate any further comment you may have.

I was just hoping to use any feedback I might get from the forum as a cross check with what suggestion I get from Hensley - I haven't celled them yet, only got the new truck on Friday.

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Our Burb is 19 bottom and 21 top, looks like the 4 would set you pretty good. Let us know what Hensley recommends. When I got the haha installed for the 95 they recomended the 2 but I had to exchange it for the 4.

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As Bob mentioned, we always chock the wheels before attempting to un-hitch, BSTS.
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My hitch is 18 3/4" to the inside top of my truck's receiver and I use a 6" drop. Using the 6" however requires that I pretty much take my jacks all the way up to achieve level on the trailer. Therefore, on an 18 3/4" receiver a 4" drop would prbably work. You'll have to figure out if it would also work on the 20" receiver. I think I'd go with the 6", but you really need to call and talk to Hensley and see what Jarrod says.

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I just traded our 1/2 ton Sierra 4x4 on a new 2500HD diesel 4x4.

blah blah blah

I'm just curious if anyone else here has the same trailer/TV setup as me, and if so, what bar drop you have found best?

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Hey Wingeezer,

I have similar rig, except my 2006 Silverado DuraMax is 2WD. The top of

receiver hole is 18.25 when unloaded, and I use a 4" drop stinger for my

Hensely. I tighten jacks until I reach the 1st inscribed mark from top of

jack. A 4.5 - 5 inch drop would make me perfectly level, but I am pretty

close as is.

Hope this info helps you.
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I use a 4" drop with my '04 Silverado 2500HD Duramax. I jack to the middle spot, and it is perfect.

As to chocking, I always chock both sides before disconnecting, even on level ground. It is a safe habit to get into.

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Sorry

opps, Had a brain fart...
Hensley recommended a 4" drop, but I had to exchange it for a 6".
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Yes. The springbars were sloppy loose. I'm thinking now that I made it mad the night before when I had the trailer parked with (curb side) wheels on the curb and I twisted it.

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I use a 4" drop with my '04 Silverado 2500HD Duramax. I jack to the middle spot, and it is perfect.

As to chocking, I always chock both sides before disconnecting, even on level ground. It is a safe habit to get into.

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Thanks Pat - but can you tell me svp if your Silverado is 2wd or 4wd?

Mine is a 4x4 and I'm thinking that the hitch receiver on a 4x4 could be somewhat higher.

At the moment from what I've read here, I'm leaning towards a 6" drop, but I'll see what Hensley say.

I'm just not too sure how much to rely on what they tell me, because when I bought my hitch, I told them I had a 1500 4x4 and was about to switch to
a 2500HD 4x4 and they said a 2" drop should be right for both. Now that I have the 2500, I don't believe that is so.
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You can see here that the rear of the coach looks low because the rear is on a lower plane than the front. If I measure from the coach belt-line moulding or place the level on the tongue it's only 1/4 bubble off in front. Better a LITTLE low in front, keep's ya from drag'n your butt in the driveway.
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Proper Hitch Bar and/of Spring Bar?

Hi all, most of us have a fixed reciever height, and fixed hitch ball height, right. Hensley offers bars with 2" drop increments. So what is the proper way to determin the combintation of hitch bar and spring bar that will get us the desired result of a level TV and coach?

When my TV is fully loaded with cargo and passengers;
axle load ft 3620, rr 3160, reciever height 17.75"

TV loaded, trailer tongue weight 1100, hitched up but no tension on bars;
ft axle 3160, rr axle 4540, reciever height 13.75

With the added tension of #1000 spring bars with the jacks taken up clear to the stops;
Ft axle 3560, rear 3840, reciever height 15.75
Measurment at front fender was equal to TV and no coach and 1.5" lower at the rear fender.

I took reciever measurements as tension was added;
Spring bar 3rd mark 15", 2nd mark 15.2", third mark 15.5, and as stated, at the stop 15.75.

I am currently using 2" drop hitch bar. As set up and the jacks pulled up to the max coach is slightly lower in the front than back. Being at the max setting leaves no room for minor adjustment.

Thank for all the advice I have recieved so far and for anymore to come. Should you what more pics, I will supply as requested.

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Thanks Bob, I will have to get a good profile when I get in a big parking lot

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Brian,

Mine is a 4x4 also. When I ordered my Hensley last Dec, they recommended a 6" - however, when I received it, it was too much so I replaced it with a 4".

I don't have my tire size specs in front of me, but my truck tires are not the large tires you see on a lot of rigs. Perhaps that could be a difference.

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