Help me figure my correct drop

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  1. mpking

    mpking Active Member

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    So I have tow measurements.

    Ground to top of reciever on the TV is 17.5" unloaded, and 15.5" when the campers is on.

    With the camper leveled, the Bottom of the coupler is 15.".

    Here's where I'm having a mental math error.

    I'm assuming I subtract Coupler (15") from Loaded TV (15.5") giving me a drop of .5"-1.0"? (I'm not sure if I've seen a .5" drop, and a little nose down won't hurt)

    Did I do that right (Ignore the unloaded weight, since it drops almost 2 inches)
     
  2. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

    I think you will be fine with a 2" drop. I have never seen anything less than a 2" drop.
     
  3. Snow

    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Would you not take the 17.5 height of the vehicle and subtract the height of the level trailer 15.5 ... which would give you a drop of two inches.. ?
     
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  4. Fless

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  5. jnc

    jnc Welcome from New Hampshire

  6. mpking

    mpking Active Member

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    Ended up buying a 2 inch drop locally. Trailer looks level enough. It is nose down a bit, but that's not such a bad thing
     
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