Originally Posted by housedad
Jayco 322fks. 1225 lb tongue with full water in the rear, 1375 lb without water. It is not the tongue weight. The hitch is "supposed" to be designed to handle that.
I'm not questioning the WDH weight "rating" in your situation, just ruling out any set-up/adjustment possibilities to narrow down a possible root cause. My brother in-law has a 2009 Jayco 322FKS and he hasn't had any issues with his Straight-Line and/or snap-up brackets..., so I'm very curious what is different about your TV/TT set-up that would be causing a bent bracket on "every trip out".
I've run into situations with Straight-Line WDH set-ups where something as simple as the HP Dual Cam chain Hanger Bracket was mounted incorrectly at the cam lug, thus causing the snap-up bracket to bend under heavy tongue weights.
Also, depending if the TT coupler is welded on the top or bottom of the TT A-frame can create some binding issues with some WDH set-ups. Your coupler is welded on the bottom (like mine), which with the Straight-Line WDH is normally a better condition with trunnion style bars. Folks with the standard WDH (no Dual Cam) have the dynamics of the chain moving with the spring bars in TV turns, thus an incorrect set-up/adjustment can destroy a snap-up bracket over time.
Again, just throwing ideas out there, hate to hear anyone having these types of problems.