Originally Posted by krgbcg
Does anyone hitch up and go with different number of links pulled up on the spring bars? I can get 3 links on one side but only 2 on the other side. I sent an email the company and they said that it was ok to travel that way as long as the WDH did its job and the squat of the rear bumper was in the 1.5" parameter.
What type of hitch do you use? I have the Blue Ox Sway Pro and it works with chains coming off spring bars. I personally always hitch mine to the same number of links. I've found a couple of tricks to help me get them equal. The setting I like (9 from spring bars, 6 left-over links) is what it takes to keep the front end from changing height at all (and it provides a hugely improved ride over even just one link less).
First, the simplest solution for me is to make sure the truck is in line with the trailer, hitch up and then (I know some may grimace) raise the tongue so that it's lifting the truck just a little bit (not so much you burn out your jack motor or anything). This creates a very slightly steeper angle and thus you get a tiny bit more chain to work with. If this doesn't work for you then I'd link up the loose side and then you can turn the truck so that it closes the angle on the other side and you'll have all sorts of chain to work with (all the pressure is on the side you already hooked. I figured out this technique by accident once when I was not straight and couldn't figure out why I couldn't get more links on one side but had tons of extra on the other.
Edit: One other thought, make sure your bolted-on receivers are lined up at the same place on the frame. If one has moved or was not installed correctly, this could be the root cause as well. Also, when I said to move the truck after hooking up one side, obviously, you'd need all gear up, etc, etc because the trailer is going with you at that point.