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I have a 05 Titan 4X4 w/ Big Tow Package. I had an independant dealer install a Equalizer Hitch on my vehicle because I purchased a travel trailer which weighs approx. 5200 lbs. I have seen other vehicles with the same hitch but the hitch drop is in the third hole, where mine is in the fourth. I recently towed my TT and a friend of mine stated that it looked like my TT was not level while going down the road. What position is everyone else's hitch drop set at?
 

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This is mine, but I think where you put the bolts also depend on the toung weight of the TT and obvously the height of the truck. I have heard some say that you want the toung to be a little lower. I don't know if it's true or not. My TT is a little low...about 1 inch from front to back.
 

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We had our Equal i zer hitch installed by the trailer dealer. The first install was too radical. It lifted the rear end of the truck too much and was very hard to hook and unhook the bars. Took it back and they had a more experienced installer reinstall. Now it's just right. When fully loaded the trailer and truck all look close to level. Maybe a little lower than level at the hitch. I think thats a good thing as our Nomad trailer is about 7000# and am told the tongue weight is about 800# +/-. Go to the Equalizer factory web sight. They have a video that describes exactly how to adjust and set up properly. We really like our Equalizer, but it's a little noisey at first. Takes some time to work out the squeaks and clunks. I've had other good WD hitches with other trailers. This one is very good and easy to work with and makes towing my trailer a breeze.
 

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I had mine set-up where I bought my Trailer too. They really sucked at it and I knew it when we attached my truck to the trailer. My arse was dropping really bad. I asked them about it and they said it was normal because of my 6" lift. First thing I did was drive it to a parking lot and made some adjustments which made it better but not where I thought it should be. I ended up emailing Equali-z-er and found out that the trailer dealer installed my Sway Control Bracket upside down. I flipped them and now it's looking better.

Each set-up is going to be different but the start up point should be the same before adjusting. Equali-z-er recommends starting with 5 washers and place the the plates on the 5th hole from the top.

As far as your hitch goes you need adjust by taking some measurements and if you can weigh the tongue to get the actual tongue weight. Take a look here Equali-z-er set-up for the directions. My hitch is at the very bottom again due to the lift I have

And as TomAZ said also take a look at the video here

The set up is easily done just by a couple of hand tools!

Good Luck,
DJ
 

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Thanks, the video really helped. I'll be taking the measurements and doing the adjusting myself.
 

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mine was too radical from dealer also. i had to remove two of the spring washers. the head was way more than the recommended 4-6* angle. it was set from dealer at 11* removed two washers now at 6*. towed fine. this past week.
 

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The standard shank that came with my equalizer only dropped the ball 3" so my flatbed car trailer was angled up a bit and my truck was completely level.

I now have the longest shank equalizer sells and it will drop a maximum of 9".

When my trailer is level the coupler is 16" and my hitch ball is at 17" with no load on it so I think it should be fine once I hook up the trailer, load the car, and put on the weight distribution bars.

Do I want my truck to be level or still higher in the back?
 

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Mine is set as low as possible [ 06 SE 4x4 OR BT ] and rode almost perfectly level for the first year. I think my wife loads more in the trailer nowadays ... so now the tounge is riding a tad low. The problem for me is I either ride a little low or a little high, so I'm staying with a tad low.



If I take out the 4 bikes from the truck bed, its almost level. I've started to load the back of the trailer more to minimize the hitch weight.
 

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Bunkers, sorry to go slightly off topic but what is the pyramid shaped peak in the background of your picture on the right side?

You have a nice looking setup with your truck. How many miles have you towed with it?

I guess if I couldn't get a hitch level and had a choice I’d rather be a little low. But, the best thing like you mentioned is maybe you can put a little more in the back of the trailer to make everything level.
 

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I'm not sure which peak that is, its at the top of Hoosier Pass in Colorado ... just South of Breckenridge. It could be Mt Hoosier or Lincoln ?
 
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