Originally Posted by palmtreegirl
Good morning Experts.
I had to move the trailer yesterday - only down to the end of the driveway - since I don't have the clamps on that hold the chains for the weight distribution part of the hitch, I just put the whole tongue weight on the ball on the truck.
I have got to tell you.....that trailer almost seemed level.......of course the front wheels of the tow vehicle were just about off the ground!
Either later today or tomorrow I will be getting new bolts - #8 hardness and 1 1/4" or 1 1/2" long. When I reassemble it, do I want the chains to hang straight down with or without the cam arm in the saddle or doesn't it matter. To get the chains to hang straight without the bars, I have to move the bracket about 2" closer to the propane tank cover.
The angle of the chains, has absolutely "nothing" to do with the effectiveness of the sway control.
However, you must make super sure that the chain is in the same exact position, on both sides of the "A" frame.
Also, always count how many chain links are under stress, and never how many links are dropped.
Keeping your eyes on the business end of the chain, will also make sure that you never put more than a one half twist in the chain, if at all, so that both chains are exactly the same length.