Need some help with this. Towed the trailer without one and it towed for the most part great. Only problem was on a little rough patch of highway got what I like to call a roller coaster ride. No side-to-side motion at all though through out the long tow. I was thinking maybe i need some new shocks on the truck...not sure.
Anyway, bought a WD hitch because the guy i was with said that would help and threw it on quickly since I was to go camping. Didn't take any measurements..just went off of looks and everything looked eyeball level when hooked up.
Towed it to my destination and as I was jocking it around one of the bars fell off.
Before leaving at the end of the trip I hooked everything back up again...looks kinda idiot proof to me. I swear on the trip back i felt the trailer more than i ever have before. Not the roller coaster thing since i didn't hit any bad portions of highway. My truck just felt a little more twitchy, can't really explain it. As I was swinging it around the cul-de-sac to back it in, the other bar fell off this time.
Now i'm thinking I could have gotten the tension bars one chain tighter if i had tried, but i don't see how that should matter. Why the heck are the bars falling off? I thought that they where supposed to stay up inside the hole by tension. The little spring clip sure isn't going to hold it in under rough conditions.
*eaz-lift type hitch that came with 1k bars but i used some older 750lbs of the same brand my trailer came with. Trailer weighs probably 4k.