Originally Posted by gailanneM
I don't really know what I can do about the height of the ball/hitch.
I just took some measurements under my Fiber Stream
. I had to do some calculations since mine is raised due to the axle
being flipped to spring-over mount and an additional 2" of frame height. Your Fiber Stream
looks to be at the factory height; spring-under mount to the original frame.
Bottom line is that by my calculations the top of your hitch ball
should be 16"
above the pavement for your Fiber Stream
to tow level. I've been told that many hitch installers assume a ball height of 18"
if not told otherwise. It is more important to get as close to level as you can with a double axle
trailer than a single axle
trailer, but avoid towing "nose-up". Your trailer's brakes
are on the forward axle only, NOT on all 4 wheels. Also, contrary to the rule-of-thumb, the builders of the Fiber Stream brand were so confident of the double axle stability, that they placed the axle mounts forward of the optimum position, resulting in the tongue weight
being only 8% of total weight
instead of the recommended 10% - 12%.