This simply replaces the chains and snap-up brackets on traditional WDH kits. You still use the same head and bars you already have. The marketing idea is that it's a lot of trouble raising and lowering the tongue jack "to get the right tension". Instead, you crank on these adjusters to lift the bars directly.
1. If cranking the jack ever gets too much for me, I (like many) will get an electring jack.
2. You only have to determine "the right tension" once, at initial setup. After that, you simply use the correct link in the chain. Or for those with an Equal-i-zer, there is zero guesswork.
3. Conversely, this new mechanism doesn't seem to have (?) anything that would let you know when you have pulled up on the bars enough. Do you have to measure the front wheel wells every time you attach the trailer?
Seems like a great solution to a non-problem.
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller