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Old 05-31-2012, 07:56 PM   #1
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WDH... chain hooks

Noticed the other day as I was unhitching the trailer that the attachment point for the chains only have a single pressure bolt holding the bracket on the TT frame. There is no weld or bolts of any kind. I THOUGHT it was welded.. or at least nut/bolted to the TT frame.

Looking at what pics I could find online.. this seems normal? Doesn't seem right to me. I noticed that as I released the tension on the chains and the mount moved.

Do I just tighten the pressure bolt every now and than or should this be nut/bolted and or welded on? Did the dealer mess this up?

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Old 05-31-2012, 08:27 PM   #2
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I just check mine with a wrench from time to time.

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My directions called for the bolt to be tightened 1/4 turn past touching. From the way I understand it, the downward pressure and friction hold the bracket in place. Mine have never moved, even with some tight maneuvering.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:00 AM   #5
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As mentioned, the snap-up bracket lag bolt should be tightened only 1/4 to 1/2 turn maximum to avoid bending the bracket saddle over the top of the TT a-frame. It is also important that with a standard WDH that at "least" 5 chain links be under tension at the snap-up bracket to avoid bending and/or incurring movement of the bracket during a TV turn.

Bolting the bracket to the TT frame is recommended under some conditions.



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