Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-24-2014, 10:40 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 97
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????
__________________

__________________
Stan827 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-24-2014, 10:46 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Gordon Dewald's Avatar
 
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 10,165
Quote:
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.
__________________

__________________
Gordon and Janet
Tour 42QD/inTech Stacker
Gordon Dewald is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 11:02 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
chboone's Avatar


 
National RV Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Horse Town USA, CA.
Posts: 2,933
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.

Chuck
__________________
1999 35 ft. Dolphin 5350,F53 Chassis Chassis build date 1/99, Banks System, 5 Stars Tune, Air Lift Air Bags front & rear, Koni Shocks,Blue OX TruCenter,TigerTrak track bars front & rear, Roadmaster 1-3/4" rear auxiliary sway bar,2004 F450 Lariat 6.0 Diesel Crew Cab DRW with B & W Custom Truck Bed, 1994 36 ft. Avion 5th Wheel
chboone is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 11:18 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,908
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.

Best money I ever spent was for an electric tongue jack.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-24-2014, 11:35 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
L.C.Gray's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Deep in the Heart of Texas
Posts: 336
@CHBoone

Now I have certainly heard of Cowtown, but Horsetown is a new one on me... Where dat is?
__________________
L.C.Gray is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Travel Trailer verses Motorhome lrh111 Travel Trailer Discussion 90 11-03-2013 12:35 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:20 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.