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Old 07-09-2012, 11:19 AM   #11
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If that were the case would not swapping sides with the bars also swap side with the problem? As it is the stiffer side is ALWAYS the right side even if the bars are swapped.

Thanks for your input though. This is a toughie.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:54 PM   #12
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Seems like that would the case. I wonder if the hitch receiver is perfectly level?
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Old 07-09-2012, 01:06 PM   #13
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Yes, it's level.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:56 PM   #14
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Not unusual to have the first spring bar being engaged (round or trunnion bar) to require a little more lifting force than the remaining spring bar.., and it's more noticeable if the TT tongue jack isn't extended enough to relieve some of the load.

I would not recommended to have different chain links "under tension" to address the dissimilar lifting force required to initially engaged a spring bar.., because it's my understanding that once the tongue jack is fully retracted the pair of WDH spring bars tend to equalize their share of the load for proper weight distribution and support of the loaded tongue weight...., especially while the TV/TT is in motion.

As far as the same side of the TT A-frame always reflecting the higher spring bar lifting force, it could be attributed to a number of things (I'm thinking out loud here);

* The relationship of the spring bar to the side of the TT A-frame.
* The relationship of the draw bar within the receiver pin box.
* Design of the ball mount.
* Elongated hitch pin hole in the receiver pin box do to the use of standard hitch pin (inside radius wears pin box clearance hole).
* Ball mount wear at spring bar contact points.
* No two spring bars are totally identical (?).

Also, it's good practice to use the same spring bar in the same side of the WDH ball mount to minimize the wear of the corresponding metal parts.

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Thanks, Bob. I have pretty much resolved it is just the characteristic of my set up. Nothing can be/has been determined to be wrong. It is a new trailer and a new hitch. Has been towed 4 times. Less than 100 miles total.
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Old 07-12-2012, 03:36 AM   #16
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snip.........I have pretty much resolved it is just the characteristic of my set up......snip
Chuck,

Without actually seeing your WDH set-up, I would tend to agree. To confirm that your WDH is correctly adjusted and distributing weight properly, a brief visit to a CAT scale will tell you everything you need to know plus provide a little piece of mind.

Visiting a CAT scale: https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv

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