Originally Posted by rockwood06
My system is a little different then yours, It is the Reese Weight distribution and sway control system with 12,000 lbs spring bars.
The best way to handle the spring bars safely is to hook the trailer to the ball on the hitch and make sure it is lock down then use the tongue jack to lift the trailer and tow vehicle at the same time, once both are high enough then install the spring bars. This takes the weight off of the back of the tow vehicle and makes it easier to push the spring bars in place. Do the same thing when you are unhooking the camper. If you release the spring bars with weight on them you will get a back lash on the pry bar and this could injure you some where on the lower part of your body as my son found out by not listening to the old man, he walk with a limp for three days because he hurt is knee.
I have the same system on my set up. Really works alot better since I spent the time to read the instructions and set it up correctly after the RV dealer intially installed it.
I actually stopped at a rest stop on the way home from getting it unhooked my truck and measured my ride height at each fender and went through all the steps. Made a huge difference. Need to make sure the bars are riding in the correct spot on the cams when the rig is pointed straight.
I also use the power tongue jack to raise and lower each time I hookup.