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? Hitch Height #12617635
02/08/18 10:28 PM
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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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Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: DCmac] #12617703
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Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: DCmac] #12617954
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Perfecty level is best.


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Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: DCmac] #12618928
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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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Single or double axle trailer? Level for double axle. Maybe slightly nose down for single axle.


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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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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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Re: ? Hitch Height [Re: texasbass1] #12629079
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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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