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Old 05-14-2010, 08:21 AM   #1
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I recently purchased a used Quality S Brand Anti-Sway hitch from a friend. I did not get a set-up manual for this hitch and was wondering about the set-up procedure. Does anyone out there have experience with this hitch and can anyone tell me where to get a manual? I am towing a 31' Terry Dakota Ultralight with a Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton crew cab. I am new to the TT/RV experience having just moved up from a pop-up camper. The trailer actually tows quite well with just the bumper hitch and I have not yet used the Quality S hitch. We will also be weighing and checking all weights per instructions to insure we are under the 80% rule.
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I have not heard of a Quality S hitch and do not find much information on them. Can you post a photo of the hitch? Is it a round bar with an L shape or is it the square bar trunnion style.

It seems that they were from Quality S manufacturing in Phoenix, AZ. The basic set up for most of the hitches that use a chain link up system are all pretty much the same. Or Google Weight Distributing hitches and find one that looks like yours and down load some instructions for it.

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Smile REF: Quality S Mfg Hitch

Thanx, the hitch is very much like the Reese Hitch, it has round bars and is very similar in the way everything connects. I will download that manual and go from there. Thanx again for the help.
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pthomann, setting up the hitch is not hard, just time consuming, the first time you do it.

Get the truck and trailer on level ground and level the trailer while unhitched. Have the trailer loaded as for a typical trip.

Measure the height of the trailer coupler and set the hitch height on the truck so that it is slightly higher (1/2" to 1") higher. Tilt the hitch head back toward the trailer a little to start with.

Now find a easy to measure point on each fender well on the truck and measure the height from the ground with the trailer unhitched. Record the numbers.

Now raise the coupler and put it over the ball, lower and latch. Now lift the truck and trailer about 3 inches and latch your chains in place...should have 5 or 6 links under tension as a starting point. Lower the jack and see how it sets.

Check the fender well measurements and now them. You are trying to get the truck to squat the same front and rear. More to the rear, but you want to transfer some of the weight to the front axle as well.

The trailer should be level and the WD bars nearly parallel to the ground.

If the front of the truck dropped more than the rear, let up a link on the chains. If the rear dropped and front did not, tilt the hitch head more toward the trailer.

Keep working back and forth until you get it dialed in.

Once you get it leveled, mark that link with a plastic tie or paint.

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Thanks again, TXiceman for the great set-up procedure. I will be towing tomorrow and will set it up per your instructions before then and let you know, probably won't be until tomorrow a.m., due to other things to do today and tonight. Thanx again for the help!
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I recently purchased a used Quality S Brand Anti-Sway hitch from a friend. I did not get a set-up manual for this hitch and was wondering about the set-up procedure. Does anyone out there have experience with this hitch and can anyone tell me where to get a manual? I am towing a 31' Terry Dakota Ultralight with a Chevy Silverado 1/2 ton crew cab. I am new to the TT/RV experience having just moved up from a pop-up camper. The trailer actually tows quite well with just the rv bumper hitch and I have not yet used the Quality S hitch. We will also be weighing and checking all weights per instructions to insure we are under the 80% rule.
you can lift the truck and trailer about 3 inches and latch your chains in place...should have 5 or 6 links under tension as a starting point. Lower the jack and see how it sets.
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