2013PSUCIVIL: I would agree that it does look low. Your ground clearance at the shank will be even lower once you add the spring bars. you should be able
To adjust the tilt of the ball on the shank which will help you make up some of the height difference and don’t forget that the rear of the vehicle is going to sag some even with weight distribution which will help keep the trailer level. I would start at the lowest position on the shank and hook up the trailer. Take measurements from the ground to the fender of your vehicle before hooking the trailer up, after hooking up the trailer and after engaging the weight distribution bars. I would also recommend setting up the weight distribution with your camper as you intend on towing it, load food, water, clothes, accessories, etc. since it is very unlikely you will tow a completely empty travel trailer.

It’s also a good idea after you are happy with the set up to confirm the amount of weight distribution by driving over a scale at a truck stop to get your axle weights.

DvsPete: What is your tt?

andrewse: That's a crazy low trailer. Once that hitch is set up and with weight on it the lowest point (of the spring bars) is going to be 10″ or less off the ground. Is that 15″ to the top of the ball in your picture?

I know you measured the front and rear of the frame but you should double check that the trailer is level using a bubble level just to be sure. If your measurement is correct you will need to buy a longer drop shank which should be readily available. However I'd be concerned that the longer shank might extend the past the ball mount making the hitch even lower.

Be careful here. I would make sure you can keep the hitch as high as possible and that you will not be bottoming out.

AffableJoker: Actually 14″ doesn't seem unreasonably low, most half ton truck receivers end up at around 18″ to centre so 14″ would only be 4″ below that. Add 2″ to compensate for rake and that's only a 2″ drop to the top of the ball on a pickup.

Most SUV receivers actually sit higher than truck receivers. You can buy a longer shank to compensate for the increased distance due to your receiver height.

The-Random-: I had a similar issue with my Starcraft 14rb.
I just went to the lowest point and adjusted the angle of the eq hitch so the arms were straight with the trailer frame. Worked well for 2 years. Granted, the trailer sat low at the back, but the hitch made a huge difference when driving. So I didn’t see a problem with it. Then I did an axle flip on the trailer. Adjusted the hitch accordingly. Trailer towed flat then. But I worked with what I had.

Highschooleducation: That's gonna need a longer shank and careful over bumps.

I would get a double axle car hauler, and strap your travel trailer to that, that ought to fix it.

calvarez: I have a lifted Jeep, and I had to buy a much larger shank. It was about $120, they aren't cheap. But now the results are well worth it. You really can't just wing it and leave it too high, you will have issues.

Source: Setting up my weight distribution hitch. Per the instructions, the measurement from the ground the to the inside of my coupler is 14.” Instructions say to set the height of the ball to 1″ above that measurement. Im out of shank but here is where my ball sits at 15″. Seems super low and incorrect?

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