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Old 08-20-2017, 05:48 AM   #1
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Proper hitch height on vehicle.

I am wondering if anyone happens to know, or where I can go to find out what the recommended hitch height ( ball height) should be for my 2013 Zinger ZT 270 BHS. I am pulling it with a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500. Thank you.
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Well it depends on several things. Tire sizes on your vehicle might be different than on another's. Main thing is to have the trailer level. When it's hooked up on level ground measure the front of the trailer to the ground and have it as close as possible measuring the rear to the ground.
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Thanks, I'll do that
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There are many videos on You Tube on how to set up a weight distribution hitch.
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I am wondering if anyone happens to know, or where I can go to find out what the recommended hitch height ( ball height) should be for my 2013 Zinger ZT 270 BHS. I am pulling it with a 2011 GMC Sierra 1500. Thank you.
If you can't get to level ground measure the distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer frame at the axle then add to that the distance from the bottom of the frame to the top of the ball coupler. That will give the ball height for the TV. Some hitches suggest adding a 1/2" for sag.
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Well it depends on several things. Tire sizes on your vehicle might be different than on another's. Main thing is to have the trailer level. When it's hooked up on level ground measure the front of the trailer to the ground and have it as close as possible measuring the rear to the ground.
I would also add to Papa comments that the tow vehicle should also be level or very close to that. I've seen trailers being towed level with the tow vehicle dragging it's butt. Not very safe.
Do your homework. Know your gvwr, gcwr, and pin weight to ensure a safe trip.
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If you can't get to level ground measure the distance from the ground to the bottom of the trailer frame at the axle then add to that the distance from the bottom of the frame to the top of the ball coupler. That will give the ball height for the TV. Some hitches suggest adding a 1/2" for sag.
There's not a big level spot anywhere near me so I used this method to get the measurement. Found a reasonably level spot in the school parking lot to set the hitch according to manufacturers directions. Got it spot on the first try.
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