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Old 02-08-2018, 01:32 PM   #1
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Companion, nose high?

I'm thinking I should lower my companion arms. I have 1 inch lower I can go here on these arms. My driveway slopes a little in the back so I can't quite tell if that is what makes this appear nose high or not.

Can you give this hitch up a grade?
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I have about 10 inches between the bed rail and the front of the cab, about 9 inches at the tailgate
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ive got a companion and used it on a former 5th wheel i owned. Adjusted it all the way down and was still too high. This was on a ram 3500 srw 4x4. My only other option was to flip the axels so i sold it and going back to a TT.
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ive got a companion and used it on a former 5th wheel i owned. Adjusted it all the way down and was still too high. This was on a ram 3500 srw 4x4. My only other option was to flip the axels so i sold it and going back to a TT.
Thanks for the reply. I'm hoping to get some specific advice on this specific situation today, as I need to tow the unit to have it inspected for the state.

I'm trying to decide if its fine to go like this, or if I should lower the arms before I go.
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I compared my driveway and the floor of the coach with a level and I show a .8 degree difference. 1.5 degree slope on the driveway right under the door, 2.3 degree slope on the floor of the coach at the door.
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It's fine. While you're out measure the difference in height between the front and rear floor of the trailer while parked on a more level surface to see if you've got a huge problem.
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First picture looks fine
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Looks pretty good, I would go with it for now.
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I drove it like this to the inspection place, probably 8 miles each way.. it behaved pretty good. At 60 MPH it felt like nothing was back there.

Red light to red light, all I could hear was fuel being sucked out of the tank
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You probably used slighly less than 2 gallons of fuel. Probably 1.7 gallons Is my guess.

I hear that sucking sound if I am towing uphill and into a headwind.

I can tell when I have a strong tailwind. That is the best!!!
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You probably used slighly less than 2 gallons of fuel. Probably 1.7 gallons Is my guess.

I hear that sucking sound if I am towing uphill and into a headwind.

I can tell when I have a strong tailwind. That is the best!!!
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