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Weight Distribution System Set-up and Tow Vehicle Height

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I have a the husky centerline TS 1200# bars and my measurements are Ball 24 Coupler 19inch not the rule of 1inch to 2 But, No trailer Front fender 38 1/2 Rear fender 39 1/2 Trailer on with bars Front fender 38 3/4 Rear fender 37 1/2 The TT sits about 1/2inch lower in the front nose and the TV sits perfectly level. So my question is how do these numbers look and what about the rule of the ball being 2inch higher then the coupler? Is a 2inch in the rear ok if everything sits level? If lowering the ball to the 1 to 2 inches higher then the coupler and adjusting the frame brackets bring the tv rear back to original height of 39 1/2 and not put more on front then what should be 38 1/2 or is this good. I feel like I could use more on the front steering i tried to raise the frame brackets up one hole and that didnt change much at all.

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Thanks for the photo and thorough explanation of what is happening with your Husky Centerline # HT32218. Since your truck and trailer are sitting within 1-2 inches of level you are good as long as you are comfortable driving. It sounds like you like having the tongue weight a little heavier for steering and that is fine. The tow vehicle having a 1/4 rise in the front isn't too bad and you won't lose much visually from the different angle of your head lights.

Because you are so close to level, you probably won't see much difference in adjusting the hitch head tilt or the brackets. If you want to reduce the sag on your rear and keep the tongue weight, you can add suspension enhancement to your truck to level it out, but that is only if you want to improve the ride and stability of your truck. If you feel good with what you have, you will be safe to do so.

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suspension enhancement for 2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

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Suspension enhancement helps your factory suspension to help support a heavy load, level your ride and minimize sway. I've attached a video of the many options available and how they help.

For your specific application, I recommend the SumoSprings Solo Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle # SSR-209-40. These maintenance free helper springs mount where your factory load stops are and compress more as weight is added to support the load. You don't feel them engage much with an empty truck bed, but they will progressively help more and more as weight is added to support the weight without allowing the back of your vehicle to sag.

This will keep your headlights from pointing up to the sky as you hit a bump and will also help absorb road shock for a smoother ride. The two springs work independently for reduced body roll on a turn and compensating for off center loads.

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