Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle
The snap-up bracket bolt should only be tightened 1/4 to 1/2 turn maximum to avoid having problems with the bracket saddle bending over the TT frame. In some heavy loaded tongue weight applications the bracket may have to be bolted to the TT frame.
When using a standard WDH (without Reese Dual Cam) ideally you want the chain hanging vertical (perpendicular to the ground) with the TV/TT combination in a straight line. This will insure that when the TV makes turns there is ample chain/spring bar freedom of motion. The other important factor is to have at least 5 chain links "under tension" at the snap-up bracket thus reducing the chain pull effect on the snap-up bracket during TV turns.
I will go back and check the tightness on the bolts, to make sure they aren't too tight. I checked the number of links, and I do have 5 links under tension.
Do you think it is better to pull those off before backing into a tight spot. Getting into my driveway requires a pretty severe turn, ( to get in when the neighbors car is parked there, and he isn't home to move it), and maybe that almost jackknife angle is pulling on that bar. Thoughts?