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Old 09-27-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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Chains and lift

About to make our first north Georgia mountain trip. My TV is 2010 Nissan Titan Double cab with the big tow package. The tow rating is 9600 lbs. My TT is 2010 Flagstaff 30WRKSS. I haven't had any problems setting the lift chains in the first ring but most of my trip have been less than 100 miles and on flatter pullers. Would I see any improvement by going to the second link of the chains ? I also have two sway bars on my setup.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:25 PM   #2
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Need more information. What hitch, how does your truck set, and what do you consider "second link"......is that 2 links under tension between the snap-up bracket and spring bars ???
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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yes on the tension bar. I have the eaz lift hitch max capacity is 14,000 lbs. the truck sits level on the first link but we may have a small amount of extra weight this time
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
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I have no idea what the 1st link means. See my question in post #2.
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:03 PM   #5
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yes, on the tension bars. I have it on longest link, the first link...
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Old 09-27-2011, 07:25 PM   #6
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If you go to the 2nd link, then you will putting more weight on the steering axle, a little more on the trailer axle, and taking some weight off of the truck axle. Going to the 2nd link depends on how much weight you have distributed on the 1st link. That is where a weigh-in with your truck, with and without the trailer, would give you an idea of how your WDH is currently set up. Fender measurements would also give you an idea of how your WDH is setup. If your WDH is setup properly on 1 link, then going to the 2nd link would not be beneficial, and could actually put too much weight on your steering axle.
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thanks mtnguy for the info.
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