Current skiff is only second boat that I have trailered regularly. There are a couple of nuance items I would like some help with. Current skiff is an East Cape Evo V sitting on a Ram-lin trailer.
1. See attached pic for reference. Should the trailer be more or less level with the pavement or, should there be a slight andgle downwards towards the stern? Was thinking possiblky raising the hitch up from current 2'' drop might fix problem below.
2. Recently moved, and both homes I have issues gett the ball to mate with the coupling on the trailer. It seems to be less of an issue on level ground, but on both homes the driveway slopes down slightly from the garage. Due to the slight andgle, the coupling does not want want to drop over the ball, it gets hung up. So far the best fix I have is to back the tension nut more than 75 percent out in order to make the coupling opening wide enough to slide over the ball. I then I have to crawl under there and tighten it back down a bit, because I am worried it will be too loose for travel. This works, but if there is a simple fix where I don't have to do this every time I hitch that would be ideal.
3. The swivel mount front wheel jack on the trailer still has a load on it when lowered all the way. I have to crank on it pretty hard to get it rotated up because the wheel is raisefd all the way and there is stilla decent load on it. Again, this is a sign I should ditch the 2'' drop and raise the the ball height?
Thanks for the input in advance. I wanted to poll the knowledge on here before I go out buying a new hitch.