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Front End Loose - Weight Distribution Hitch
I recently traded up from a F150 to and F350. Due to the added height of the new truck I had to lower my hitch ball to the lowest setting in order to still be able to hitch up to my travel trailer. Left where it was the travel trailer would have had the front of it lifted high up instead of level.
Having lowered the ball I wasn't sure what to expect to do with regard to the number of chain links I would continue to use when putting the weight distribution bars in place. To start off, I used the same number of links as was used with the F150. My F350 and trailer appeared to be pretty much level. However, driving down the highway the front end of my truck felt really loose.
Am I right to think that I need to add more tension (take out some links on the chains) in order to shift more weight to the front end of my truck? It feels that way but am wondering if theoretically that makes sense and is what I should try to do. I certainly don't want to make the situation worse.
Any other ideas as to what I should be looking to do?
2013 F350 Lariat CCLB FX4 SRW 3.55 Locking Diff - 6.7 Diesel