Scott - I had the same problem with my trailer with the Eaz Lift weight distribution hitch. The spring bars are shaped like an "L" and go into sockets on the bottom of the hitch. The solution for me was to raise the trailer by hanging the axles under the springs instead of on top of the springs. That plus coil over shocks on the rear of the van. That got the tow vehicle and the trailer level with each other when towing, plus it gave me more ground clearance for the trailer. Another option you might look at would be a Curt Hitch. Curt makes a trunnion bar hitch that might give you the extra ground clearance you need.