It turned out that the Hi-Low shank I got last week didnít have enough range. It would have worked to move the trailer this week but it wouldnít have worked once I got the Mini up on the Sprinterís deck.
So I went back to the Eaz-Lift factory in London, Ontario to see if I could change it out for the drop only Extra Low shank.
Even though Eaz-Lift is not set up to deal direct with the public Lynda Aristone, the General manager, very nicely agreed to swap pieces with me.
This is Lynda, 39 years with the company.
The U channel Lynda gave me was last week welded onto my old hitch ball mount. Itíll be painted before I go out on the road.
I used 5 washers to get the correct angle for the ball.
Luckily, I installed this out front of Wiltsieís truck body place. The top most bolt with the serrated washers needs to be torqued to 260 pounds. Iíd read somewhere on the VAL list that someone had paid $12.00 for a torque wrench. I donít know how that is possible. When I drove the truck to the back of the plant to have Brad torque it for me the wrench turned out to be about 4 feet long and looked like it cost a couple of hundred dollars minimum.
Don, note that we moved the Cam Lever back about an inch on the frame. The cam is seated correctly now and the chains hang straight down too.
Bernie, I used good grease and will make a pair of socks to cover the bars when I am storing them, probably in my new bumper box.
I donít worry about the welded cams. Upon inspection, they look as strong as the bars to me.
We will do this set up all over again when the truck deck is finished. Now I know how to do it.
Thanks again to everyone for the help given.