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Old 03-26-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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torsion bars pointing up

On a weight distribution system the torsion bars are, as I understand it, supposted to point down or at least be level with the trailer tongue. I can understand that they must clear the tongue while in a turn. Is there a engineering theory on why not to allow the bars to be tilted slightly upward toward the tongue. Thanks Phil

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With the bars pointed up, there is not enough chain under tension to allow the hitch to swing freely. Setting the bars to being nearly parallel to the ground is not hard. Tilt the hitch head back to ward the trailer. You need to have about 5 links in the chain under tension.

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