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Old 06-28-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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Uneven tension between left and right

The force required to lock in the right bar is CONSIDERABLY more than is required for the left bar.

This is a Husky 1200# round bar setup. 5 links under tension both sides. ALL measurements are equal between the two sides. Laying the two bars on top of each other show no difference. When hitched up the distance from the bar to the frame is the same on both sides. Swapping the bars for left/right makes no difference. The right side is always MUCH stiffer than the left.

Actual towing seems to be fine. Front fender measurement is the same hitched/unhitched. Rear measurement is 1 1/2 inch lower when hitched.

Is it normal to have unequal tension for each side? If not, what can the problem be?
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #2
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Is the camper level? Are you always doing the right side then the left, or it doesn't matter which side gets snapped up first?
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #3
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Trailer is level. Doesn't matter which is first. Right is always a LOT harder than the left.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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I have the same issue

I also have the husky 1200 bar for my 26BH. The right one can only get tow links on while the left one can go up to the third link. This happens if it is level or not.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:54 PM   #5
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Is it acceptable to have a different number of links on each side under tension as long as neither is less than 5? This would tend to equalize the force.
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Hmmm, I no longer have my Husky 1200# round bars installed but I never noticed this when I did have that hitch on the 22FB. Could it have something to do with the hitch head?
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #7
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I see no visual reason for this. The hitch head is perfectly symmetrical.
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I'm wondering, with everything hooked up, except the chains disconnected and hanging free, is there a difference in the distance from the bar free ends to the TT frame? If there is, this may indicate the pivots in the hitch head may be different, not lined up with each other.
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Nope. Distance is the same.
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Nope. Distance is the same.
Okay....when spring bars are made, the final step is to "temper" the metal by first heating them very hot, then "quenching" them with cold water. There can be variability in this process, and it could be you have two different batches there. Could be their process control is not consistent from batch to batch.
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