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Old 07-24-2014, 05:45 PM   #15
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...........The spec from Roadmaster specified that on level ground the angle between the hitch and the toad connection needed to be 3 degrees or less. My first installation was quite a bit more than that.

So, even if an "authorized" guy is doing something, it doesn't always mean it is done right.

I recall reading that spec when I set up my Element for towing a couple of years ago. Three degrees over a span of 5-6 feet is barely perceptible. I immediately realized a simple rule of thumb: if your tow bar looks off-level, its wrong.
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