Thanks for the comments. I have read that if you do not load the tongue weight enough (say 300 lbs and you have a 1000 lb WDH), the rear will lift up and lose traction. Don't want to be towing the trailer empty and have the rears break loose. Is there truth to that claim I have read? Do I just take the WDH off then?
I see there are adjustable shanks out there, and the one I am looking at comes with a fixed 2" drop. Have to see where the hitch to the ball looks like empty and on a flat surface.