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Old 06-24-2014, 09:40 AM   #1
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Easier way to hook up Trailer hitch Stabilizer bars and chains

I know this may sound easy but hooking up the chains for my equalizer hitch is always a pain. Not always on an even surface and seems to be too much tension to get the chains to their proper link.
What have some of you done to make this a bit easier????

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Old 06-24-2014, 09:46 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Stan827 View Post
I know this may sound easy but hooking up the chains for my equalizer hitch is always a pain. Not always on an even surface and seems to be too much tension to get the chains to their proper link.
What have some of you done to make this a bit easier????
We have a pinch bar and the hooks swivel down to pick up the chains so it is not too hard. If I cannot get to the link I want when the trailer is on the ball, I lock the trailer hitch and use the screw jack to raise the trailer and the back of the vehicle. With the unit raised hooking up the chains is easier.

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I always raise the trailer tongue once it is connected to the tow vehicle with the tongue jack. You can raise it as much as needed to relieve the tension on the bars. I raise mine enough so I can hook up the chains and flip up the hook by hand without using the pinch bar. It's also a good way to check ball and coupler connection.
BTW, I have the Resse Straight Line WDH. Works very good and no need to have the friction sway bar.

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Old 06-24-2014, 10:18 AM   #4
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i did the same as the previous posters.

Attached to the ball and then used the electric electric jack to raise the tongue a bit.

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Now I have certainly heard of Cowtown, but Horsetown is a new one on me... Where dat is?
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