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Old 05-10-2012, 11:22 AM   #11
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Got it. So its not the L-Bracket.

The only thing I can think of is that the dealer installed incorrectly causing it to bend. As mentioned above, when the Link Pates are installed there should be no gaps between the A frame and the upper or lower bolts that hold the link plates onto the camper frame.

Also, If the link plates are tightened too much they will bow. I finger tightened mine when installing to ensure a good fit to the fame and then torqued to 60 ft-lbs (splitting the difference between the recommended 50-70ft-lbs).

Its possible that they overtightened. 50-70ft-lbs isn't hard to reach.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:29 AM   #12
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By the way, doesn't your trailer have an A-style coupler?

If so, your link plates should be installed like the picture below. That might also be a problem that needs to be discussed with the dealer.

Of course, yours is currently correct if you have a B-style coupler.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:59 AM   #13
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Progress Mfg. is known for their great customer service. Call them before you go back to the dealer (1-800-478-5578). You might even email them a picture and ask them to take a look. That way you will have "facts", not opinions, before you confront the dealer.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:06 PM   #14
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By the way, doesn't your trailer have an A-style coupler?

If so, your link plates should be installed like the picture below. That might also be a problem that needs to be discussed with the dealer.

Of course, yours is currently correct if you have a B-style coupler.
Yes, that is my point. The single hole in the clamp must rest on top of the frame; the frame height adjustment holes go on the bottom.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:08 PM   #15
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Progress Mfg. is known for their great customer service. Call them before you go back to the dealer (1-800-478-5578). You might even email them a picture and ask them to take a look. That way you will have "facts", not opinions, before you confront the dealer.
Could not agree more. This one is worth the phone call/email because the dealer will be buying you some hitch parts.
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:09 PM   #16
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2 things I see.

1 - the bolts connecting the L bracket are between the frame plate and the trame, making my #2 comment.

2 - with the bolts were they are it would cause a pivot point and the downward pressure on the L braket could cause the bending.

I don't think the frame brakets are long enough for the frame on your TT. This means improper installation.
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This means improper installation.
This is my opinion as well based on the installation manual. The L-Brackets are supposed to "hang" from the top of the frame and thereby be supported by the frame sides. With the clamps upside down, the L-bracket can exert bending force on the clamp.

Using the last bolt hole on the clamp is not the problem; where the L-Bracket is attached to the clamp is...
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:11 PM   #18
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By the way, doesn't your trailer have an A-style coupler?

If so, your link plates should be installed like the picture below. That might also be a problem that needs to be discussed with the dealer.

Of course, yours is currently correct if you have a B-style coupler.
Just out of curiosity, do you know why the difference in assembly based on what style coupler? I'm having a problem getting enough weight distribution (front too high). I can't remember what type of coupler I have, but it's installed as if I have style B. I was going to raise the L bracket up a hole but couldn't. If the assembly was flipped, I would have leeway to do that.
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According to the manual, if you have a "B" type coupler (couple low on the frame) or a "V" nose trailer, in order to keep the arms level with the frame member, you need to invert the frame clamps. It is an unusual coupler installation; and I forgot that arrangement is correct in certain situations.

Trudinator, a photo of the coupler would help clear this up.
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According to the manual, if you have a "B" type coupler (couple low on the frame) or a "V" nose trailer, in order to keep the arms level with the frame member, you need to invert the frame clamps. It is an unusual coupler installation; and I forgot that arrangement is correct in certain situations.

Trudinator, a photo of the coupler would help clear this up.
Thanks,

If that's the only reason, do you see any problem with trying it to give me the ability to raise my L brackets?
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