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Posted: 05/04/21 02:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We bought a travel trailer last year. Knowing nothing about towing I used the setup as provided and haven't had any real issues. I've recently upgraded to a 3/4 ton truck and because it sits higher I expect to have to adjust my setup. Now that I'm reading up and learning more I'm starting to question some things about the setup we've been using.

Below is a photo of my hitch. My understanding is that when it has the added triangular support it is meant to be used in a drop configuration only. Am I right in saying that this should never have been installed in this configuration or is it acceptable?

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I don't see a picture.

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Should be fine.

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Most can be dropped or raised and are advertised for both. What brand and model do you have?


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Who cares how you have been towing, you will need to turn the hitch over for the new truck. Set it up like the directions say. Remember to tighten it up good and check it before a long trip. Not knowing what your TT is, you may not need the wdh set that tight. I dont really need mine with the new truck but use it for the sway controll. I also had to ajust where the arms conected to the toung. But i also have a diffrent hitch. Good luck, do the measurements and set it up like you just got it.


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You are incorrect in you thinking. The hitch can be used either way - up or down. Whoever told you you couldn't is mistaken.
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Properly adjusted it will work fine. It's Huskys version of the tried and true Equalizer


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If it’s been towing right the way the WDH was adjusted on the previous truck, you just need to determine the correct height change to put the ball at its previous working height. Use the same number of tilting washers on the ball mount.

I had to flip mine up to raise the ball about 5” after underspringing my TT axle.


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You can use the stinger either way, no different.
That drop hitch should be sufficient for most stock height HD pickups.


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BarneyS wrote:

You are incorrect in you thinking. The hitch can be used either way - up or down. Whoever told you you couldn't is mistaken.
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Correct. And preferably point it down to eliminate the possibility of contact with your tailgate. Your new truck is higher so you would probably want it that way anyway.

I towed with that style hitch for many years only in the Equalizer brand.

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