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MitchF150

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Posted: 09/14/20 06:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd ditch that adapter thing... Then do what was suggested above with setting your hitch head like this and go from there..

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Posted: 09/14/20 06:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The adapter, all adapters, have to go. I highly doubt they are designed for use with a WDH. You should be able to adjust the WDH head to get things level with no adapter. If not, you need a different hitch head.

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KD4UPL wrote:

The adapter, all adapters, have to go. I highly doubt they are designed for use with a WDH. You should be able to adjust the WDH head to get things level with no adapter. If not, you need a different hitch head.

I still need 3 more inches of drop even if I lose the adapter and flip the WDH over.

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My hitch is made by Valley Industries. Are the drop hole spacing universal throughout different brands? Mine are 1 1/4" apart.

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Looking at the photo, is the adapter upside down? Isn’t the reinforced adapter the tow receptacle and the one you are plugged in an accessory receptacle for things like a bike rack?


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Tal/IL wrote:

Looking at the photo, is the adapter upside down? Isn’t the reinforced adapter the tow receptacle and the one you are plugged in an accessory receptacle for things like a bike rack?

Yes, it is upside down. I had it reinforced so I could use it as a drop with my old hitch. I do not want to use it with the weight distribution system.

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You need one like Mitch150 posted. They make them in various drops. You should be able to find 6,8 and 10" drops.


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Posted: 09/15/20 07:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

get rid of the adapter, extension.

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Im not understanding this whole thing. You can take the extention bar thing off and put the wdh on normally. Or if the wdh can be put in upside down( mine can) then unbolt it and move it up to get less drop. What am i missing here?


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Dump that extension. Use ONLY the WD hitch section. Sway is going to happen. It's a matter of minimizing it.

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