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Old 04-10-2014, 12:34 PM   #547
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Quite right. Can-Am RV did not set it up as we did not have the trailer yet, though we were in the process of making the purchase so they knew what we would be towing.

I took a link out of the chain and that has leveled things out as anticipated. Though I am still about 2/16ths of an inch different between the front and the back of the Sienna. So I'll add a bolt to the chain and see if I can level it out more before I take it out next time.

Here are some fresh pics:
Very nice!
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Old 04-11-2014, 10:15 PM   #548
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Old 04-13-2014, 03:20 PM   #549
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My Trailblazer towed a lot better this trip with the hitch and added sway bar.
I thought the whole set up could be raised so I went up a hole on the adjustment, angling the ball back some more. Wouldn't you know it, the chains would not reach the hangers no matter how high we cranked trailer and truck. Guess I will now buy the longer chains mentioned awhile back. Drove 125 miles home from camping, with no wd bars ...kinda crappy.
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Old 04-13-2014, 05:59 PM   #550
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Hi Alan

You were able to connect the bars for the trip out but not for the return?
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On the way to SpringStream Friday I found I took things a little too far.

As a reminder, on my Flex I had lowered the ball, tilted it back a little and shortened the shank about 3" and things looked great with 2 links hanging.

But...

...as soon as we hit the road, things did not feel right. Everything was too stiff and "jouncy", and some expansion joints south of Blairsville, GA got the whole rig bouncing in a coupled fashion - quite uncomfortable.

So today, hooking up for the drive home, I left only one link hanging, assuming that the chains being too tight was the problem.

WOW! What a difference! I think I found the sweet spot!!! Much more compliant over the bumps, while not feeling loose or swaying at all.

As many advised, there's certainly some trial and error involved, but I sure like how it felt today.
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Good job, sometimes it just takes awhile. Enjoyed meeting you two, the trailer looked great. Peace, jim
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:27 AM   #553
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Glad to hear that Eddie, your trailer was very nice even if it wasn't an Airstream. LOL
I still am working on my hitch, think once I add a few links of chain, and maybe raise it up a bit more it will be better.
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You were able to connect the bars for the trip out but not for the return?
Yes, I raised the hitch one more notch up and then angled the head back a but more, and could not get the chains on the hangers. I need about two or three more links. The bars seem too low and might need another raise.
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Use the tongue jack to lift the tow vehicle and trailer. The chain links will go on easily.
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Lift the truck and trailer higher...
Should almost go on with just hand pressure- no cheater needed-
Lift it as high as the jack will go if necessary...
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Bambi and FJ

Have 6000 miles so far and no problems with towing or AS. Have rock-tamer guards on Fj and had no damage even after many miles on unpaved roads in AZ
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Hi Burfeild

You really should have some weight distribution on your combo. It will give substantially more control should you need to make any evasive maneuver. It will ride much better as well.
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