weight distribution hitch question.

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  1. eoleson1

    eoleson1 Well-Known Member

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    So we are getting a new tv, and I was wondering if I have to set up the wdh for the new vehicle, or if it's set up for the weight of the camper.
     
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    Both. You will need to readjust the hitch assuming the hitch height has changed from the old to the new TV
     
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    Even if hitch height hasn't changed, you likely will need to adjust the hit head angle to get the correct weight distribution.
     
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    Let me make sure I understand: I shouldn't have to adjust the brackets on the tongue, but I will have to adjust the position on the hitch?
     
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    You want the ball to be 1 inch higher than the top of tongue of the level trailer. When setting up a hitch, it's rare that we have to change the head angle.. The bars are rated for camper weights, 600lb, 1000lb, 1200lb. For a PUP, 600lb bars are all that's needed. You shouldn't need to change the bracket's position on the frame.
     
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    You need to measure fender height on all four TV corners unhitched. Then hitch up, remeasure and compare. You then make angle adjustments as needed. All of this while maintaining a level trailer or one that is just a little low in the front
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    So the simple answer is YES. Pretend the the ball mount is new like the tow vehicle and adjust for maximum benefit.
     
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    I'm with Raycfe. Just leave everything on the PUP alone. Grab the intallation manual from the hitch, or download it, and start at the beginning for setting up the WDH. That process will get you level and the right amount of angle and all that. Before you begin, be sure you have wrenches big enough, and long enough to loosen the bolts, and torque them back up if you need to. You'll also need to find a nice level spot to work on it.

    For me, level spot was the problem since my home pad isn't level.
     
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