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Trailer Pitch Adjustment

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After achieving a good weight distribution setup you may need to adjust the pitch (angle or attitude) of the trailer. Step back and look at the trailer to see if the front appears to be tipped up or down excessively.

Measure the FRONT and REAR of the trailer again at the same points you did when setting the trailer parallel to the ground in Step 3. Record these measurements on the Trailer Pitch Adjustment chart below.

Find the difference between the highest and lowest heights.

If the difference between the highest and lowest measurement is 1-1/4” or more, you should try adjusting the hitch ball height.  If it is less than 1-1/4” different, complete Step 9 and tow a short distance with this setup to see how it handles before making any adjustments.

If the higher measurement is the front of the trailer, move the hitch head down 1 hole position on the shank.  If the lower measurement is the front of the trailer, move the hitch head up 1 hole position on the shank.

Adjustments made to ball height directly affect how weight is distributed.  Moving it up slightly decreases the amount of weight distribution you get from a particular setup.  Moving it down slightly increases the weight distribution from that same setup.

After making an adjustment to the ball height, return to Step 6 and check the weight distribution measurements again.  Re-adjust the weight distribution if necessary until it falls within the guidelines.  Re-check the trailer pitch again to see what difference has been made.  You may need to try several setups before you get one that has a good combination of weight distribution and trailer pitch.