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Old 10-16-2015, 05:59 PM   #1
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Ez lift attachment moving

Noticed that where my Ez lift chains attach to the bracket on each side of the TT TONGUE, the brackets are each sliding in hard turns (parking lot). The bolt on the back side that keeps it tight is slightly digging into the metal. Are the chains too tight and not allowing any flexs or what is wrong? Never noticed it before (only my 3rd trip out though). I used to have the chain with 3 links hanging free but this time there are 4 links hanging free. Thanks all
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:02 PM   #2
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Have you tightened the bolt on the back?

I have the same WDH. I took mine off, put loctite on the threads and put them back on. Let it sit for 24 hours for the loctite to cure. Those bolts won't back out any longer.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:31 PM   #3
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Well i retighten them. I guess my ultimate question is should only leave 3 chain links or 4 links hanging? I think with 3 left it gives a little more "stretch" for the lifts during stressful angles. Maybe I'm doing something wrong when hooking up? Here's my process:
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I attach the tongue to the ball and use the electric jack to life the suspension about 3 inches higher than normal in the rear. Then I attach the EZ lifts and their chains at the maximum link I can physically get onto the hooks by myself. Then I lower the tongue jack back down in which the air bag system will level the suspension out from there. Then attach the sway bar. Sound about right?
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:34 PM   #4
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Just have a welding shop put about a 1/2" tack on both sides of where it bolts.
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Old 10-16-2015, 08:45 PM   #5
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Noticed that where my Ez lift chains attach to the bracket on each side of the TT TONGUE, the brackets are each sliding in hard turns (parking lot). The bolt on the back side that keeps it tight is slightly digging into the metal. Are the chains too tight and not allowing any flexs or what is wrong? Never noticed it before (only my 3rd trip out though). I used to have the chain with 3 links hanging free but this time there are 4 links hanging free. Thanks all
Any reason why you change to the 3 link over using the 4 link? Later RJD
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:06 PM   #6
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Like i said, only my third time pulling the camper, I just got it. The first two times I had 3 links left (looser) because I didn't know how tight to do it. This time, I had to try a little harder but got 4 links to be loose so it made it even tighter
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:02 AM   #7
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To determine the right links you need to measure the distance between the ground and your front wheel well without the trailer attached. Then hook up the trailer. Keep reducing links and measuring the distance between the ground and the front wheel well until it is the same as it was before you attached the trailer.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:17 AM   #8
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With automatic air ride the fender distance will be the same no matter how many or few chain links you hook up. I think the only way to get it right is to scale the truck.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:07 PM   #9
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Is your trailer new? Did you buy it at a dealer? If they set everything up, there is only one way it should be configured. How many links hanging when you picked it up at the dealer if you bought it there.
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Old 10-17-2015, 08:52 PM   #10
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Bought it used and when I picked it up he already had it disconnected. He was going to show me how they originally had it but we used my buddies Gmc to pick it up and it has a 2 1/2" receiver so the 2" WD hitch wouldn't fit. So I've been learning as I go
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