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Old 06-17-2011, 10:51 AM   #11
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Ok, first we need to confirm which version of the Reese HP DC you have (#26002 or #26102). Referring to the chain hanger bracket (can't tell from photo), is it a flat plate or does it have a slight bend in it where the chain attachés?

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Old 06-17-2011, 10:55 AM   #12
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It is difficult to tell but the hitch head appears to have little or no tilt to the back, almost straight. Perhaps Rustic Eagle will critique your setup, he`s our WD expert.


On edit I see Bob has posted on this!
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:03 AM   #13
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According to my receipt #26002
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:38 AM   #14
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The Sloan Ranger,

Ok, a slight bend back. The reason I asked is because......; Reese #26002 HP DC and Reese HP DC #26102 have two different designed chain hanger brackets. If you would have had the HP DC #26002 with the flat hanger brackets then yours would be attached in the wrong direction (based on your pic). If you have the HP DC #26102 with the slight bend in the hanger bracket then yours are attached correctly. Please note the direction of the U-bolt threads:

Reese HP DC #26002:



Reese HP DC #26102:



It's important to have these mounted correctly to avoid damaging the snap-up brackets.

Just in case:

#26002 HP DC Installation Instructions: http://www.truckspring.com/Installat...eese/26002.pdf

#26102 HP DC Installation Instructions: http://www.reeseprod.com/content/dow...ion/N26102.pdf

Addressing your question if the WD is adjusted correctly. Unhitch your TT from your TV. Make note of the front/rear fender dimensions (ground to fender). Hitch your TT back up to your TV keeping the same 7-chain links under tension as shown in your pics, and take the same fender measurements again. How do they compare?

The objective is to return your front fender height back to its "unhitched" with the TV/TT "hitched" up.
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1) Your have the round bar style spring bars, ideally you want these bars to be parallel with your TT frame when engage (a "slight" angle up/down is ok).

2) By varying the ball mount tilt in conjunction with the amount of chain links under tension you can control the amount of weight being transferred to the front of your TV and TT axles.

3) If your TV front fender measurement is higher under "hitched" conditions then "unhitched", then you need to transfer more weight back to the front of the TV via added ball mount tilt and/or amount of chain links under tension. Keep in mind the objective is to ideally maintain a parallel relationship between the spring bars and the TT frame.

For reference, Reese Round Bar WD instructions: http://www.reeseprod.com/content/dow...ion/N66067.pdf

Hope this gives you little insight.

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Old 06-17-2011, 11:43 AM   #15
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According to my receipt #26002
The 26002 number is the earlier version, but I have seen the model numbers get mixed up on documents. Which of the following looks like yours:

Early Version:



Latest Version:



Based on your prior statement with the "slight bend" in the hanger bracket you have the latest version.

I see you deleted your prior post on the "slight bend back" reference?????

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Bob,

Looks like i edited my post as you were typing. I am sure that my brackets bend back inward. However, my receipt does say 26002.

Perhaps campin world hasn't updated their point of sale system? It appears that the brackets are installed correctly, despite the model number condusion. Do you agree?

I'll try your additional suggestions to get everything lined up correctly. Thanks for the help.
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Yes, I have the latest version with the silverish finish and bracket bend.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:03 PM   #18
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snip......Perhaps campin world hasn't updated their point of sale system? It appears that the brackets are installed correctly, despite the model number condusion. Do you agree?snip......
Yes, if the hanger bracket is assembled and mounted per the diagram you should be fine.

Yes, Reese even used the earlier version "26002" model number on their packaging and installation instructions for the latest version, until just recently updating it to #26102.

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From the photos, the only thing that you can tell is that the bars are parallel with the trailer frame and for round bars, that is correct. The rear of the TV is low, but that may or may not be OK depending on how much weight is being transfered to the front axle.

You aren't going to want to hear this, but, the correct way, short of going to a scale, is to reconnect the DC, reattach the chains to the bars and select the link that puts the bars parallel. Measure your unhitched and and hitched wheel well height. If the front is the same either way, you're good to go. Otherwise, you need to adjust the weight transfer to the front axle so that the unhitched and hitched height are the same. This is don't by rotating the eccentric washer. Don't worry about the rear. Get the front right and the rear will take care of itself. Once the two heights are the same, reinstall the DC system. When everything is hooked up. drive in a straight line for 100 ft or so , so that you know everything is in a straight line. Then adjust the DC so that the cam rides perectly in the nook in the bar. it has to do that, and from the photo, it looks like it mat be a little off. The whole thng is not hard to do, it's just tedious and time consuming. Don't try to do it while DW is impatiently looking over your shoulder and patting her foot because she wants to get on the road.
After everything is set correctly, you can adjust the angle of the trailer if you like. It should be parallel to the ground or a little nose down. You can change it by moving the bolts up or down in the holes in the stinger. Changing the angle of the trailer is not going to affect your previous adjustments.

If yo have issues, let us know and between Eagle and myself, we can probably get youthrough it. I just finished readjusting my WD after trying to get two shops to do it right and installing my DC, so it's not rocket science. Good Luck.

One other thing that I noticed after the fact is that the chains need to be pulled from a position as vertical as possible. You need to move the snap up brackets forward to do that. You may have to notch the propane cover to provide some clearance.
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Looks like you guys are taking care of The Sloan Ranger.
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