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Old 06-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #1
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Weight distribution hitch - Grinding

We are on our second trip with the new TT and I had never used a Weight distribution hitch before. The first trip seemed ok, little noises but seemed like the other trailers. This time there was crazy grinding noises and when we got to the campground and un hooked, I noticed the bars have gouges in them. They are just above the bend on the bar, and also near the top.
Should I adjust what link I hook up to, or how do I stop this.

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Old 06-01-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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Are the bars able to hit the trailer? if so, they are too high.
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Old 06-01-2013, 10:49 PM   #3
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We are on our second trip with the new TT and I had never used a Weight distribution hitch before. The first trip seemed ok, little noises but seemed like the other trailers. This time there was crazy grinding noises and when we got to the campground and un hooked, I noticed the bars have gouges in them. They are just above the bend on the bar, and also near the top.
Should I adjust what link I hook up to, or how do I stop this.

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Picture would help. Is the bend where they connect to your hitch? We had some grinding on ours that a good application of grease solved.
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it would be helpful if you posted the brand and model of WDH.
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Old 06-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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This time there was crazy grinding noises and when we got to the campground and un hooked, I noticed the bars have gouges in them. They are just above the bend on the bar, and also near the top.
If you have the Reese Straight Line Dual Cam, the spring bars will have wear where they ride on the cams.

Here are mine after about 8,000 miles:

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Old 06-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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If you have the Reese Straight Line Dual Cam, the spring bars will have wear where they ride on the cams.

Here are mine after about 8,000 miles:

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yep - mine too. BTW - Reece recommends applying a small amount of petroleum jelly to that area to reduce noise.
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yep - mine too. BTW - Reece recommends applying a small amount of petroleum jelly to that area to reduce noise.
Using WD-40 in lieu of the jelly for our DC setup. Works well.
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