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post Mar 29 2006, 05:39 PM
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Almost time to get out on the road again up here in New England. I'm hoping some of the more experienced camper's can advise me the correct, safest way
to hook up my 32' travel trailer's weight distributing bars. The dealer really didn't
go over it with me and as it was a used system, there were no instructions.
I have previously hooked up the trailer to the truck. connected the power plug,
the safety chains and the ball lock pin. Then, I jack the back of the truck/trailer
up to a level position with trailer jack. Then, I take the weight bars and set them in place without a lot of tension on the chains. Then, I let the weight back onto the truck by raising the trailer jack back up. This seems to put plenty of strain on the
distribution bars and the truck is level, but now the trailer is riding high in the front!
The hitch is set as low as it can be adjusted but no matter how loose I set the Wt.
bars, the trailer still rides fairly "nose up". What is a better way or do I just have
a hitch that is too high.
The hitch is a Reese and the truck is a 96 Chevy 4X4. The trailer is a 94 Prowler
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