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Old 12-19-2015, 06:08 PM   #31
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Read the disclaimer and try to figure out what the site is up to. They appear to claim that there is no guarantee you will make money.
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:25 PM   #32
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Old 12-19-2015, 06:45 PM   #33
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I must have at least 8 different height and length stingers in my garage as well as several adjustable hitch setups plus the Andersen.This is a result of 6 different trailers and 3 different tow vehicles over past 7 years. I find towing with BlackJack about 1" below level gives me the best experience towing. Trial and error......soon I may be able to open a hitch shop!!!
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Old 12-19-2015, 08:24 PM   #34
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Aha! Well, at least the OP knows now that whether or not ETI installs one of their WDH the height of the ball is still going to be the most important thing. I too, have stopped using the Andersen for most trips and don't really miss it. One of the perks of a full-size; couldn't imagine not having one with the Highlander we traded for the Yukon.
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Old 12-20-2015, 07:01 AM   #35
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ball height for towing

With the 21' level front to back and unhitched, what is the distance from ground to top of the coupler? Trying to figure out if current stinger will work or if new one has to be purchased.
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With the 21' level front to back and unhitched, what is the distance from ground to top of the coupler? Trying to figure out if current stinger will work or if new one has to be purchased.
I find that this number changes, dependent upon what you carry in the tug as well as how the trailer is packed and if you have liquids in the tanks. I have had to switch stingers after hooking up and realizing BlackJack was too high or too low. Ideally an adjustable mount would be recommended.
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:26 AM   #37
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I find that this number changes, dependent upon what you carry in the tug as well as how the trailer is packed and if you have liquids in the tanks. I have had to switch stingers after hooking up and realizing BlackJack was too high or too low. Ideally an adjustable mount would be recommended.
When you use the term "stinger" are you referring to the ball mount ?
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Old 12-20-2015, 11:39 AM   #38
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"stinger"

Yes; that's what I was referring to. Typically, I have the same amount of "stuff" in truck bed and camper each trip and do not travel with tanks full. Height of coupler anyone? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-20-2015, 01:31 PM   #39
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Laura,
Seconding most of the opinions here that you shouldn't need a WDH with the new Tundra. You absolutely will love the power tongue jack choice. Not an option for me any longer. Heck, I even had a power tongue jack on my first Scamp 13, and never been without one since.
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Still ignoring your question about the height of the hitch. The proper method to determine ball height is to connect the tow and trailer and then measure four corners of the trailer. The proper height is obtained when all four corners are equal, in other words level. The difficulty coming up with a number is the variables each combination will have. Beside the items mentioned there will also be sag on the rear of the tow, length of the stinger, weight of the WDH (if present) and loading of tow and vehicle.

My point is, the coupler height is irrelevant, what is desired is the height of the ball when the combination of tow and trailer are level. I would guess that on a level floor, disconnected from tow the coupler height is 19-21 inches.
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