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#12617635 - 02/08/18 04:28 PM ? Hitch Height
DCmac Offline
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Registered: 08/02/12
Posts: 2274
Loc: SW Okla
Right now truck tows boat trailer almost perfectly level. Wondering if there's an advantage to having it tow bow-high, that it might make it easier to launch on shallow-angle (i.e., not steep) ramps. And if easier, how much higher should the hitch be?
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#12617703 - 02/08/18 05:22 PM Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: DCmac]
boatman025 Offline
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Registered: 07/16/10
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Loc: Wylie
rule of thumb 18in to top of ball
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#12617954 - 02/08/18 07:46 PM Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: DCmac]
SteezMacQueen Offline
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Registered: 11/02/14
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Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
Perfecty level is best.
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#12618928 - 02/09/18 11:50 AM Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: DCmac]
Stump jumper Offline
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Some people say it better for towing to be a little nose down. Does help with sway. Level is what I would do. Don't think you are going to gain anything at the ramp by having it nose up.
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#12618951 - 02/09/18 12:06 PM Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: DCmac]
smooth move Offline
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Registered: 10/14/12
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Loc: bayou vista,tx
tongue weight?
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#12626985 - 02/13/18 11:53 PM Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: DCmac]
buggsboy Offline
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Loc: Carthage, Tx/Lake Fork
Single or double axle trailer? Level for double axle. Maybe slightly nose down for single axle.
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#12627918 - 02/14/18 01:39 PM Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: DCmac]
texasbass1 Offline
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The truck hitch should be level with the mid point of your shin. That way you know it when you walk into it in the dark
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#12628034 - 02/14/18 02:56 PM Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: texasbass1]
smooth move Offline
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Loc: bayou vista,tx
Originally Posted By: texasbass1
The truck hitch should be level with the mid point of your shin. That way you know it when you walk into it in the dark

you nailed it! lol.
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#12629079 - 02/15/18 08:08 AM Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: texasbass1]
Treybiz Offline
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Registered: 11/08/10
Posts: 176
Originally Posted By: texasbass1
The truck hitch should be level with the mid point of your shin. That way you know it when you walk into it in the dark


Haha, perfect.

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