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Old 11-02-2014, 03:19 PM   #1
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Hooking up E2 weight Distribution bars ?

I have an E2 weight distribution hitch, 600lb bars. When I install the bars I jack up the hitch to line the bars up closer to the trailer frame L brackets, but have to use the bar supplied with the E2 hitch to lever the bars on to the brackets. Takes a bit of force and they pop onto the L bracket with a loud bang.
I am pretty sure everything is adjusted correctly since my TV heights & CAT scale weights are good.

I assume this is normal but wonder if others follow the same procedure or have any tricks for putting the bars on easily.


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Old 11-02-2014, 05:02 PM   #2
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I have the same hitch. What you are doing is okay. I usually raise the tongue high enough that I can just place the bars on the L brackets. When I'm unhitching I raise the tongue until there is a little slack in the bars. Then they pull right off without any force. Have you tried jacking the tongue a little higher?

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Old 11-03-2014, 07:06 AM   #3
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We had the e2 on our first TT (X23B) and I did the same as "On" does. An electric tongue jack made it painless/brainless (perfect for me). While raising the tongue I would nudge the bars with my foot. When they could slip over the perch I'd put the "L" pins in and lift the foot.

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Old 11-03-2014, 09:51 AM   #4
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When I replaced TVs, my E2 spring weight was off and it took a lot of effort to put the bars on even with the cheater tool. I ended up lowering the perch brackets on the TT frame one hole down and the bars are much easier to put on.
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