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  1. #1
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    Default dual axle trailer tongue height

    Did a general search and found info on single axle trailer tongue height but nothing on dual axle. Anyone have that info readily available? Thanks.

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    if this helps, typically the single axle has 15" wheels and a dual has 14".
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    Are you trying to choose a proper receiver?

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    I am aware that the dual axle has 14" wheels. Yes, I am wanting to upgrade my receiver. Currently using a 3/4" rise but still appears to be 2-3" below level when attached to tow vehicle.
    Boat and trailer is in storage 250 miles away and wanted to upgrade for next trip.

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    I understand where you are coming from but have you considered that it might be better to modify your vehicle? Not sure what make/model you are running but several of us on here have installed aftermarket air lift kits. Many of these are fairly cheap and easy to install. This is the one I have put on both of my Chevy Suburbans with fantastic results. Good luck!

    https://www.airliftcompany.com/vehic...ban-1500/2008/
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    If you tow rig does NOT have auto-level, its real simple to determine the proper receiver, just takes a little time.

    Park the rig on a flat level parking lot, block the trailer wheels and disconnect it from the ball and pull forward just enough to clear the coupler

    Using a tape, level the trailer with the jack by measure at the end of the trailer and in front the front axle about the same distance until the trailer is as level as you can get it. say 4 feet back of the back axle measures the same distance from the bottom of the frame to ground as it does 4 feet in front of the front axle. Now look at the coupler and ball. Figure the receiver rise or drop that would be needed for them to mate up, then add 1.5"-2" rise (or subtract drop) to offset some sag with the tongue weight.

    if you typically have the back of the tow rig loaded when you trailer the boat, toss some sand or cement bags back there to pr-sag the rig. This gets the trailer level when loaded for the trips.

    If you have auto level, you dont need to unhook, just figure out the rise or drop of the receiver to make the trailer level.

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    I appreciate everyone telling me options on how to level. I figured several of you have done this process and would know what the level tongue height would be. I can do all of those things if I had the boat and trailer here, which I do not. I guess I will wait until I do.

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    Buy some receivers that may work and take back the ones you didn't use.
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    Or just get an adjustable height receiver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rvette View Post
    I appreciate everyone telling me options on how to level. I figured several of you have done this process and would know what the level tongue height would be. I can do all of those things if I had the boat and trailer here, which I do not. I guess I will wait until I do.
    why don't you just order one of these:

    http://www.trimaxlocks.com/tow-hitch...ble-hitch.html

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