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Old 08-13-2016, 11:38 AM   #1
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Any tips for connecting Proseries weight dist?

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We have used our new TT only a few times but are having a lot of trouble connecting the weight dust bars. The design seems flawed to me. the hook hangs upside down while you try to get the last link over the hook. It doesn't stay on. then when you move the hook right-side up, the chain link falls off 95%. We hesitate disconnecting at campgrounds cuz it's such a pain. There has to be a trick to this (and we've tried making sure the tongue is down still). Thanks for any help!
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What I do is hook the trailer to the ball on the hitch, close the latch and be sure it is secure. Then use the electric trailer jack to raise the trailer and hitch/truck. The chains should be much easier to hook up now. How far you raise it depends on which link you are using. I tried several combos and now just raise it to about the top of my knee cap standing beside it, that's about right.

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Old 08-13-2016, 12:10 PM   #3
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The procedure immediately above is the way I hitch up my Eqaul-I-Zer hitch. If I don't use the tongue jack to raise the truck and the trailer after hitching up, there are times I would never get the bars in place to transfer weight. There is no reason why doing it this way wouldn't work for you if you figure out how to do it so it is easy to get the chains in place before lowering the tongue down.
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X1 on using the electric jack to raise the truck and trailer.
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X1 on using the electric jack to raise the truck and trailer.
X2. Jack the trailer tongue up far enough and you won't have any trouble at all hooking and locking the WD chains. I know.

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besides raising the tongue and ball up, I took a small round file and filed a small notch in the hook for the chain. Now the chain does not just slide off. Had it that way for years now.
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Sounds like you aren't cranking the trailer high enough. Once coupled to the tow vehicle, if you crank the front of the trailer up high enough, you can connect that chain and latch the hook with your fingers - no tools!
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Thanks everyone! Will try it
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