WD Hitch setup on a light trailer
I just purchased a 31ft travel trailer (today actually) and I have a few questions on the WD hitch setup.
The trailer came with a hitch, and the guy pulled the rig with his 1500 Chevy. (Its a light trailer, 5200 or so dry, 7500 GVWR) I'm towing it with a 2007 Duramax 2500HD Short Box
Now, I flipped the ball, lowered it all the way down and hooked up the trailer. The truck squats ~3/4 an inch in the rear at the wheel wells, and the trailer settles out perfectly level. (Front comes up ~1/4)
At this point, if I hook up the WD bars, I lift the nose of the trailer up about a 1/2 inch, and bring the truck original height. (Doesn't take much) But I am pretty sure this is not correct, I want a level trailer when done. The tilt in the head is JUST below level towards the back of the trailer. I think I need a shank with more drop, but before I drop the $$ I wanted to check with folks that have more experience setting these up.
I towed it home without the WD setup, trailer level, and I got bounced pretty good over a rail road crossing, so I'm pretty sure I need something to damp that out.
From searching around, I get mixed messages from people with similar setups. Just as many with them, as without them (WD Hitches)