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Old 06-03-2015, 01:06 PM   #11
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I used to take my unit to a level parking lot and start from scratch..Measure from a point on front bumper to ground...Connect WD up to a link and keep doing so until you reach the original measurement.The end result in the adjustment should be level or as level as possible front bumper to back of trailer...
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Old 06-03-2015, 01:53 PM   #12
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I use the front trailer jack to raise the tongue and the rear of the TV high enough, so the chain links are easy to adjust and to use the breakover bar for the final latch.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:01 PM   #13
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Right. I keep threatening myself to get an electric jack, so I don't have to work as hard to lift up-down-up-down. But I just can't bring myself the spend the money.
Just get Turbs to go dig up a can out back and buy you one. They really aren't that expensive, especially to a railroader.
BTW, both my dad and I were railroaders.
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Old 06-03-2015, 02:01 PM   #14
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I used to take my unit to a level parking lot and start from scratch..Measure from a point on front bumper to ground...Connect WD up to a link and keep doing so until you reach the original measurement.The end result in the adjustment should be level or as level as possible front bumper to back of trailer...
Mark the link with paint so you will remember nex time(S)
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:04 PM   #15
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Exactly as others said, I use the equalizer brand 4 pt, I raise my truck up about a foot and they slide right on. same thing to disconnect, raise it a foot and they slide right off. I was scared the first time because I did not know if the jack could take lifting that much of the truck. I haven't had a problem in 4 trips so far.
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Old 06-03-2015, 03:05 PM   #16
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I raise my truck high enough using my power tongue jack so I can just put the chains on by hand. I haven't used that little cheater bar in quite some time.
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:59 PM   #17
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I marked the link with a tie wrap for the next time of hook-up.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:02 AM   #18
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Such awesome advice all around. Thanks to everyone!!
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