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Old 07-01-2010, 08:48 PM   #11
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It's not just a Ford problem, then. The receiver hitch on my Chevy Silverado has the chain receiver loops located several inches forward of the outer edge of the rear bumper. I have had difficulty on more than one occasion in hooking the Jayco-installed chains into the receiver loops. I attributed my problem with seemingly short chains to the downward protrusion of the adjustable weight distribution hitch that I use. With the hitch ball at the correct towing height the adjustable piece of the weight distribution hitch on which the ball is mounted protrudes below the rest of the hitch by 2-4 inches.

I wish my chain was two or three links longer so that I would not be concerned with possible chain/hitch binding when I turn sharply.
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Old 07-01-2010, 09:16 PM   #12
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A few years back, we had a prob with our chain length. We bought the (popup) tt new. We took it back to the dealer and said "ummmmmmmmmmmm, this is a no brainer!" but they sorta screwed with us. We contacted the company and they acknowledged that this should be dealt with. The company corrected the issue. Maybe if the dealer isn't going to help you, try contacting Jayco direct??? Just a thought; good luck, let us know how it goes
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Old 07-06-2010, 10:15 AM   #13
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I read the manual and it clearly says that the tanks "must" be installed with the valves facing away from the trailer.
If that's the case, mine are backwards as well. My tank valves are facing the front of the trailer. I never heard that the tank valves "must" face forward or toward the tow vehicle. That is very interesting!!!!
I guess I will leave mine alone for now. They are still working after 3 years.
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Old 07-06-2010, 03:19 PM   #14
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Yeah, the tech and I agreed that functionally, it probably makes no difference and likely a lawyer envisioned a blowtorch coming out of the valves and incinerating the trailer occupants. I made him turn them around facing forward anyway, just in case those same lawyers try to invalidate the warranty if something else goes awry. I was in and out in 20 minutes.
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