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Old 08-13-2011, 10:25 AM   #1
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Weight distribution hitch

Hi, I bought a reese WDH for my sunline trailer that sits low to the ground and only weighs 2200 lbs...my truck is a 2wd chevy long box...the WDH will not let me get the ball adjustment low enough...when I use my 4" drop it is nice and level..maybe I do not even need a WDH...what do you folks thing? looking for feedback thanx, Dan

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Old 08-13-2011, 10:45 AM   #2
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You may not need it if the weight is only 2200lbs. Thats the weight of some 16' to 18' boats. You could try flipping the axels to raise the trailer up. Is your truck lifted? I would also have a trailer brake.


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Old 08-14-2011, 06:54 AM   #3
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Thanx for the reply...I dont think I will bother with flipping the axels...I will just use it a few times and see how it goes...I do have a brake controller coming...thanx again
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Try leaving the lift bars off, I would leave the sway control bars on though.
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:20 AM   #5
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Even with the bars off it is still about 6 inches higher than it should be.the shank adj will not go low enough... it is perfect with the 4" drop hitch...guess I will try it a few times and see how it works....thanx for the reply...have a great day
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:36 PM   #6
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My guess would be that you don't need a weight distributing hitch at all. The hitch on my pickup had a stamp on it that said it was good for a 5000 pound trailer without weight distribution and a 10,000 pound trailer if I used a weight distributing hitch.

If you want to use the WD hitch you have, you can buy replacement shanks with a greater drop. There are several on-line retailers who sell these.

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