Originally Posted by jsilvius
We've got a 2006 Flagstaff and when the dealer showed us this is what we were told.
Connect the TT to the TV, use the TT tongue jack to jack the TV and TT up, connect your WD bars and use the pipe to lift the lever up, then lower it back down. I was also told that you do the same when you disconnect.
This is suppose to reduce the stress on the TV so you can connect the bars without the stress/weight on them. Then once it is connected you are now placing the stress (weight) on to the TV as you lower the TT jack.
This is how I do it and it does make a difference in reducing stress when you use the cheater bar to lift up the saddles. Same method for lowering saddles to remove the bars. Ask your service department how high you should raise the tongue jack - I was told all the way up. When I wasn't rasing it up enough the stress sear off the screws on the saddles - good thing the big bolts were the important part.
How many links I drop and connect on depends on which TV I am using to tow with.
Good point already mentioned about checking how the trailer is setting once connected.
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