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Old 04-27-2011, 10:54 PM   #31
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I know I don't want to try and cam it over with the short little piece of pipe they gave me for the hitch. I raise it up with the tongue jack and hook the chains. It is way stiffer than anything I have had in the past.

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Old 04-28-2011, 05:09 AM   #32
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I have 1,200lb rated spring bars, so I have a little feel what your additional 200lbs must introduce to the process.

It's recommend in most cases to raise the TV/TT with the tongue jack before attempting to engage the spring bars and use the cheater bar no matter how easy it is (safer). Always keep a hand on that cheater bar until you have the snap-up bracket safety pin in place......, have heard about some nasty accidents about the snap-up bracket releasing and the "spring bar" taking flight.

Also, general rule is that if anyone can engaged their WDH spring bars without the aid of a cheater bar and/or raising the tongue jack, then there is a high possibility that the WDH isn't adjusted correctly.

I'm upgrading from a single 12V Marine/RV battery to two 6V Interstate Deep Cycle batteries this week, so I plan to re-check my loaded tongue weight with my Sherline scale. Good chance I may have to go to a heavier spring bar......will let you know.



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