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Old 08-02-2022, 07:37 AM   #1
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weight distribution hitch move

Hello guys,

Unhitched my trailer yesterday and I noticed there is a bit of play between adjustable rack and ball housing. Is it normal? Besides that, all looks tight.
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Mine has a large allen bolt that adjusts the amount of slack.
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Old 08-02-2022, 08:32 AM   #3
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I would suggest you check the installation guide for your unit. Your hitch looks similar to my Curt unit. I would upload the file, but I believe it is too large to upload.

I would think the bolts that come in from the side would be too tight to allow that kind of play, but also, there is a large bolt that would not allow the play. However, the adjustment of that bolt needs to be considered in setting up your WD hitch properly. My adjustment bolt is a hex head bolt that you adjust with a socket, not an allen head, but same concept. There were also some spacers (washers) involved in that adjustment.
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There should be no play at that point as it would wear the bolts. As stated, refer to the installation guide for that hitch and torque the bolts to the required amount. That setup must make for a lot of noise as you go down the road.
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Agreed, there shouldn't be any play.

The two pinch bolts should be tight enough to almost hold it fixed by themselves.

The bolt highlighted needs to be adjusted.
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Old 08-03-2022, 06:38 PM   #6
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Thank you. I bought this TT pre-owned, unfortunately I don't have the manual.
Do you mind to upload the manual to some file exchange website (like https://wetransfer.com) or check how much to torque the two bolts + adjustment bolt?
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Agreed, there shouldn't be any play.

The two pinch bolts should be tight enough to almost hold it fixed by themselves.

The bolt highlighted needs to be adjusted.
Adjusted or tightened?
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I was wrong in my previous post.
That is not a bolt but a stack of washers on a pin.
Add or remove washers to adjust the angle of the hitch.


Here's the manual for your hitch:

https://images.carid.com/pro-series/...structions.pdf
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I was wrong in my previous post.
That is not a bolt but a stack of washers on a pin.
Add or remove washers to adjust the angle of the hitch.


Here's the manual for your hitch:

https://images.carid.com/pro-series/...structions.pdf
I don't have the manual for my Curt handy, but there was a set of washers that were stacked to get the proper angle, but then also a second bolt that was used to take out any play. You set the washers to the angle you wanted, then tightened up this other bolt. The washers took the load, so to speak, the second bolt just kept it from vibrating. Probably some very specific instructions as to torque, etc.

It wasn't necessarily intuitive to look at, so following the instructions is the best suggestion. Glad you found a link to the specific instructions for his WDH.
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Much appreciated!
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I don't have the manual for my Curt handy, but there was a set of washers that were stacked to get the proper angle, but then also a second bolt that was used to take out any play. You set the washers to the angle you wanted, then tightened up this other bolt. The washers took the load, so to speak, the second bolt just kept it from vibrating. Probably some very specific instructions as to torque, etc.

It wasn't necessarily intuitive to look at, so following the instructions is the best suggestion. Glad you found a link to the specific instructions for his WDH.
The above sounds correct one thing you might need to do is loosen the big bolts so you can adjust the tilt head angle to take out the slack on the washer stack, then tighten the big bolts.
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