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Just got back from our first trip with our new TT (2019 Alpha Wolf 26DBH-L). TV is a 2018 F150 and the WDH is a Fastway E2.

The dealer installed the WDH and I ended up adjusting it because they didn't do it right. Now, I'm questioning the install as well.

It towed like an absolute dream so I'm inclined to leave it be. However, the spring bars are slightly angled up toward the trailer - not parallel with the frame. I'm wondering if I should adjust the L brackets down a notch and add a washer or two to the hitch head. I would think this would maintain a similar amount of weight distribution.

I guess my question is, does the angle of the spring bar affect anything? It's not far off from parallel, but is slightly higher in the rear where it meets the L bracket.

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Posted: 03/24/20 02:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Slightly higher, almost parallel and towed like a dream? Leave it alone.


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Sticky at the top of this forum may help...
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Have you already unhooked the trailer? You could measure from the ground to the front and rear wheel wells and save that info to check their work. If you already dumped your tanks then the trailer will be slightly lighter and not ideal. But still worth writing down those numbers real quick if hooked up and parked level.

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If the bars aren’t parallel then they probably aren’t sitting flush on the L brackets. I’d look there first. If they are flat on the brackets I’d leave it alone, if not, make the adjustment.


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Look at the surface of the L bracket where the bars rest. Is it polished equally across or only at the front edge? If it is polished evenly across the surface then the bars are resting on it just fine. If not then I would do as you mentioned and add a washer or two to get a bit more tilt to the hitch head and then lower the L bracket one notch to see if that helps.

The problems with having them not adjusted flat on the L brackets is that 1. they make more noise. 2. They do not apply sway control evenly throughout the sway event. 3. The may make the L bracket move from its' mounting position on the A frame.
It is fairly easy to adjust so there is no reason to not have it just right. It just takes a bit of time. [emoticon]. The sticky at the top of the forum deals mostly with the chain type of hitch but the theory behind the the adjustments is the same.
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This is pretty much what I was thinking. I didn’t check to see how they were sitting on the brackets but I will check next time. Thanks all!

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