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Boomerweps

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Posted: 01/13/21 02:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My hitch setup also starts with setting the hitch ball 1” higher than the trailer coupler.
If you need to adjust height outside the current WDH, you can get a replacement longer drop/rise drawbar or shank, sometimes called a stinger.

As recommended earlier, you need to test fit it on the new tow vehicle. I was lucky. Swapping from a 2008 Explorer to an F150 resulting in my TT going from level to 1/2” high front, acceptable to me.

After flipping the TT axle, I had to literally flip the WDH on the shank. No problem except having to find/borrow the large wrenches & sockets, a 5” rise.


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wITH MY RIG ON LEVEL GROUND MY tv SITS TWO INCH'S HIGH FROM BEING LEVEL. sO i AM BUYING A DROP UNIT. hOPE THIS MAKES ALL WELL.


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Oasisbob wrote:

wITH MY RIG ON LEVEL GROUND MY tv SITS TWO INCH'S HIGH FROM BEING LEVEL. sO i AM BUYING A DROP UNIT. hOPE THIS MAKES ALL WELL.


tHAt tYpING iS hOrREndOuS, SoRrY

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agesilaus wrote:

Hook it up and check it. You have a WDH and that doesn't have it's own receiver?


OP has a receiver on the vehicle, he is asking about the shank of the hitch. Most WD hitches have a head that bolts to the vertical holes of the shank with two 3/4 bolts, which allow you to adjust the height of the head. There is no way to know until the OP hangs the trailer on the ball and sees what happens. If necessary the head can be moved up or down the shank, or the shank can be rotated so the offset of the vertical part is reversed. New shanks can be purchased with more drop or rise, but probably not necessary.

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