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Old 11-11-2014, 10:09 AM   #1
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Raising hitch tongue

I need to raise it since it's very unleveled when the trailer is connected to out truck.

I just need to know how many men I need to help lift it once it's not bolted to the trailer.

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Old 11-11-2014, 12:05 PM   #2
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I would go with about 3 guys. They weigh around 130 lbs.
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:07 PM   #3
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Great thanks!

Does it matter the orientation of the bolts or any of the combination should be fine. I.E. does the pin plate have to be level?
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Old 11-11-2014, 12:21 PM   #4
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I would just follow the present bolt hole pattern and either raise or lower it to the holes above or below what you have now.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:18 PM   #5
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It would be a lot easier to lower truck hitch
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:33 PM   #6
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It would be a lot easier to lower truck hitch
I agree!!
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:13 PM   #7
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Not all hitches can be lowered. I'm not sure if his RV is running nose low or nose high.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:02 PM   #8
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What brand of hitch and angle of trailer nose up or down would help to give you input.
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Socoguy has a great question as the brand makes a big difference. The stock 1621 hitch on my rig only weighed about 50 lbs or less. I bought a Glide ride and it weighs about 100 -120 lbs. My wife and I took the old one out but it took 3 big guys to put the new one in.
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Old 11-11-2014, 08:51 PM   #10
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I assume we are talking about a 5th wheel.

I left mine hitched to the truck used the landing gear to take the weight then removed the bolts.

Then used landing gear to raise or lower depending on which way you need to go. Then when holes were lined up reinserted the bolts.

No lifting by me required.
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