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Old 06-16-2010, 03:01 PM   #1
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Hello Everyone,

We have a new tow vehicle and the height of the hitch is higher than the old one. Our WDH is now on it's lowest position and the ball is still too high. The back of the trailer is now about 3" lower than the front. It causes me a few problems especially getting in my driveway.
We have a 2006 TrailBlazer and a 1992 Bigfoot 17G. We are trying to work out the best fix. Raise the trailer? (flip the axle, longer shackles, new leaf springs, other suggestions?) Not sure how much work flipping the axle would be.
Buy a new hitch?
Has anyone else gone through this change that would have a comment or other suggestion? Is this a job for a handy person or does it need to be done by a trailer dealer?

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Old 06-16-2010, 03:22 PM   #2
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When you say the WDH is on it's lowest setting does that include flipping the big part that goes into the receiver OVER ?

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Yes it is on the lowest position of the longer extension.
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Old 06-16-2010, 04:27 PM   #4
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I'm not familiar with WDH since I don't use one, but can't you just get a drawbar with more drop to it, or even one with adjustable drop?

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Old 06-16-2010, 05:50 PM   #5
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Would something like these help?

http://www.hitchesonline.com/drawbar...mount_main.htm
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Yeah, any of those can be turned over. One way the ball is higher, flip it over (and switch the ball) now it's lower! There should be a info on the draw bar that talks about the rise and drop.
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We have a new tow vehicle and the height of the hitch is higher than the old one. [b]Our WDH is now on it's lowest position and the ball is still too high. The back of the trailer is now about 3" lower than the front.
I think that "Flipping" your axle would probably be the most expedient way to gain trailer height. Other suggestions forgot that you need a ball mount that includes mounts for your WDH spring arms... and I suspect that your existing one is an adjustable one (like mine) that has been adjusted to the fullest extent possible. So, if you cannot lower the hitch any farther, then you gotta raise the trailer.

I have changed out my leaf springs myself, with assistance from a friend... (paid in beer ) ...but nothing beats having a pro do it for you.
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