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Old 09-22-2017, 05:11 PM   #1
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Hitch height issues with Reese weight distribution

I have a 01 YUKON with slightly larger than stock tires my ride height is about 1"-2" higher than stock, it has the Nivomat self leveling shocks that work as they should, but the hitch I have will hit when even the slightest dip and drags when I hook up until the shocks level ( I still have issues with the height even then, is it safe to invert the hitch??? It seems to be designed for a truck with a much higher bumper height! It's a Reese Click image for larger version

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Old 09-22-2017, 05:14 PM   #2
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I don't want to trim the bottom of the L and don't know if it's safe to invert to get the part that drags pointing up?
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Old 09-22-2017, 06:44 PM   #3
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If that's the height you need, inverting the hitch will send The ball up 4 more inchs. Otherwise there will be no place for the lower bolt.

Find one with less bar or cut it off.
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....is it safe to invert the hitch??? It seems to be designed for a truck with a much higher bumper height! It's a Reese ...
What you are calling the hitch is actually the adjustable shank, the ball mount and the ball. The shank can be turned over to result in either a rise or a drop of the ball mount.

I suspect your shank is very close to the same specs as this one:

Reese - Weight Distributing Shank

You don't simply invert the hitch, instead you take it apart. Then you'll recognize the adjustable shank, the ball mount, and the ball.

Turn over the shank so it sticks up instead of down when inserted into the receiver.

Install the ball mount on the shank so the ball will be about the same height in relation to the receiver opening as it is now. Then tighten it all up per the torque specs.
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Thanks by invert I meant turning the shank upside down (i didn't know what they called it till now I was afraid the welded brace might not work as well if the stress on the ball was pulling on the brace(wedge in tbe L of the shank) I have another cheep system but it doesn't have that Triangle welded into the shank the instructions don't say if it can be turned around. My TT is on the Heavy side right at the TV limit (i know it's not a good thing I only move it short distances less than 40 miles at a time) I'm working on a 3/4 or 1 ton TV, but Thanks for this information now I have to find someone with a air compressor to get this thing apart I can't get it with a breaker bar.
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What you are calling the hitch is actually the adjustable shank, the ball mount and the ball. The shank can be turned over to result in either a rise or a drop of the ball mount.

I suspect your shank is very close to the same specs as this one:

Reese - Weight Distributing Shank

You don't simply invert the hitch, instead you take it apart. Then you'll recognize the adjustable shank, the ball mount, and the ball.

Turn over the shank so it sticks up instead of down when inserted into the receiver.

Install the ball mount on the shank so the ball will be about the same height in relation to the receiver opening as it is now. Then tighten it all up per the torque specs.
The only thing I see different between my shank and the one in the link is the size of the triangle brace mine is a lot larger and might hit the plastic on my bumper once I flip it?? I might have to buy a shank like the one you pointed out?
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If that's the height you need, inverting the hitch will send The ball up 4 more inchs. Otherwise there will be no place for the lower bolt.

Find one with less bar or cut it off.
Your right I didn't catch that until now I guess I have to get another one with less of a drop. Because when I wear out the front tires o wanted to get the correct size and it will drop the TV a little my speedometer is 2.5 mph lower than my actual speed because of the tires.
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