Originally Posted by fajitas21
Oh and to add one more thought, when your trailer and truck are loaded like you want, you want them to be level without needing the spring bars at all while initially measuring. They way to level the truck/trailer during initial setup is by raising and lowering the ball head on the adjustable draw bar with the two bolts that pass through the hitch.
Also tilting the ball head forward and back up to straight up will make a less dramatic adjustment, and allow you to "fine tune" your level of the trailer.
PSMCN: Make sure I said that right.
I just read some of the installation instructions for a reese RB2. Since i have an equalizer WD I thought i would check before I responded. from what I read both hitched work similarly. Here is my take in a nut shell and how I do it.
Read your owners manual completely before WD installation. Following the manual is the best way to set up your hitch. the following notes are my observation of what worked for me but they may not work for you.
Find a level spot
*Load TV and trailer
*measure to top of trailer tongue
*install ball mount on TV
*Adjust ball to 3/4' higher then top of trailer tongue
*attach ball head loosely
* measure front wheel well height at top of fender
*lower TT tongue onto ball
*measure the front height of vehicle ( I measure from the ground to the height of the fender/wheel well using the center of the hub of the front wheel to center my tape)
*attach WD bars
*measure front height
The front wheel well height should be equal to the
original measurement. Some say lower is okay as well but no more then 1/2"
-if lower then original measurement loosen bars there is to much WD to the front of the TV
*If the front wheel well height is higher than originally measured, tighten the bars and recheck the wheel well measurement.
* if you have no more chain links left to adjust you need to tilt the head down to create more force on the bars and go through it all over again.
*IMPORTANT NOTE: THE WD BARS SHOULD ALWAY BE PARALLEL WITH THE TRAILER FRAME. THEY SHOULD NOT BE PULLED UP TIGHT OR HANGING LOOSE.
* In order to achieve this you will have to find the proper head tilt and chain adjustment.
Tighten/torque everything when done
*the trailer should also be level to within 1 1/4" of original measurements. If the front or rear is higher or lower then that you will need to readjust the ball hight accordingly.
I know this all sounds like a PITA but it is so worth it after it's all set up!!
Now get that thing set up and go CAMPING or RIDING or What ever you may do with your trailer