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Old 05-07-2012, 02:21 PM
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how to level the trailer for proper hitch hgt

How do I find the proper level height for the tandem mc trailer for my hitch stinger. I would think a little lower in the back to let the water run out but should I line up the leaf spring brackets to eyeball level? I saw a post on here earlier but can't find it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:08 PM
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A tandem trailer should sit level with equal weight on each axle. If not, the axle with more weight will prematurely wear out tires. Set-up is to find the correct height for the trailer to sit level and buy the appropriate draw bar. Trailer bunker attitude should allow for the stern to sit a little lower to allow proper drainage.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:10 PM
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The trailer should be level while towing, you shouldn't adjust trailer attitude for drainage, that's something to worry about while it's stored.

Leveling is easy, all it takes is a tape measure and a flat parking lot. The main frame rails of the trailer should be the same height front and back while hooked up to your vehicle. Raise/lower the hitch to make it right.
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Old 05-07-2012, 03:10 PM
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I would put the truck and trailer on level ground and use the trailer jack to level the tongue of the trailer. Then go get the right lift or drop stinger. You want the trailer level while pulling it. I used a level on the tongue of my trailer and got it to were it pulls perfectly level and then measured the trailer and hitch with a tape measure. You DO NOT want to pull it too high or too low. As far as draining the exhaust or whatever you are trying to accomplish by having it at an angle, well that is what hills are for.

Pulling a trailer not level will cause the ride to suffer and the trailer to not pull right.
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Old 05-07-2012, 05:51 PM
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I wouldn't have thought it was not TOO crucial to get it perfectly level. Rocker springs will equalize the load between the two axles.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:46 PM
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I must be thinking if the rocker springs, they are unbalanced right now, so I should make them level? Should I be concerned more about the rocker springs or the trailer frame being level? Thanks for your input so far.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:04 PM
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Measure the distance from the ground to the front eye bolt of front spring.

Now measure from ground to rear eye bolt of rear spring.
Make those measurements the same by adjusting the tongue jack.....your trailer should be level now. Buy the correct ball mount to maintain this height and your good.

I would bet measuring ground-to-frame rail front and back will net the same result.
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:32 PM
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I used a level on the tongue of my trailer and got it to were it pulls perfectly level and then measured the trailer and hitch with a tape measure.
This is what I did. It's somewhere around 18".
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:56 AM
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Mastercraft owners manual used to give a ball height spec. Not sure if that is the case now.
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