Originally Posted by lukenick1
I was reading that I need to tilt the ball if I have more than 5 chains left on my spring bars.....well looking at my pic I have about 8 chains. So do we tilt the ball towards the truck or towards the camper....Oh I am so confused...LOL
Be careful not to get the terminology of chain links "hanging free" confused with chain links "under tension", two very different conditions.
Referencing your photos in your original post, you presently have "8 chain links under tension
" with 1 chain link hanging free
. The instructions for your specific WDH state that: "Readjust degree of tilt on ball mount, if you have more than 5 links of chain hanging free." So based on this statement you meet the manufactures recommendation with your 1 chain link hanging free
(but doesn't mean your WDH adjustment is ideal).
The objective of your WDH is to restore the weight back to your TV's front suspension that was previously removed when the TT's tongue weight was initially placed on your hitch ball (your TV's front end rise). In making the required WDH adjustments to accomplish the proper weight transfer, most WDH manufactures instructions reference using your TV's fender heights as a means (ball park) to do this (unhitched compared to hitched). The WDH is designed to restore the TV's original front suspension characteristics, not the TV's rear suspension...., although it will help in reducing
some of the rear end squat.
The goal thru WDH adjustments is to insure that proper (restored) weight transfer was accomplished and that your WDH round spring bars are parallel to the TT frame when engaged.
You may have to read the WDH installation instructions a couple of times to grasp how a given adjustment effects the operation of the WDH. Reviewing the installation instructions and standing next to your WDH may be helpful. As I mentioned earlier, this first time dealing with a WDH adjustment it's best to have someone with you that is familiar with WDH's for guidance....., we all went through this learning curve.
As mentioned in an earlier post, it appears your spring bars are angled downward a little to much (needs to be adjusted accordingly), or it's just the angle the photo was taken from giving that illusion.