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Old 09-02-2013, 01:07 PM   #15
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Looks to me like you need to lower the hitch at least one maybe 2 holes down. The trailer is sitting to high in the front. The bars also need more of a load on them. I raise my trailer up almost all the way on the jack, and still have to muscle the hook over with the pry bar. Try that link that has the black mark on it and see how it does. I believe it is the 5th link up.

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Old 09-02-2013, 01:35 PM   #16
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The jack is down in both photos. You can't tell anything with the jack down. Raise the jack and then see how the trailer sits.

It should take at least moderate force on the bar to tip up the chain hooks, even with the nose of the trailer raised with the jack. Unless there is some bend in the bars, there is no weight transfer..

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Old 09-02-2013, 06:24 PM   #17
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It looks like you are slowly getting closer to having the hook up ok. You have to do as advised. Put the 5th loop in the bracket and reef on the thing to get it in position. Make sure you put the lock pins in. Retract the jack. Shorten your safety chains a link or two. Tie up your plug in cord with some plastic ties. You will still have to do the wheel well measurements in order to ensure the delta is the same as preload. If its not, follow my previous instructions. Jim
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Old 09-07-2013, 07:49 AM   #18
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Hitch works great!

Thanks to all for the advice. Made it to Myrtle Beach with no trouble. Great ride with the Touareg, much improved over the truck. 14 mpg. No sway. Hitch is quiet on the highway. I'll be streaming much more now.

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