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Old 05-19-2016, 03:08 PM   #11
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Old 05-19-2016, 03:29 PM   #12
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Where does it scrape?
I have a buddy who has this problem backing in his driveway but if he unhooks the WDH right before backing in, it allows the back end of the camper to come up high enough that it doesn't hit. He also has to remove the bars at the WDH to allow clearance at the hitch when un-chained. It squats for sure but for those few feet, he doesn't care.
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Old 05-19-2016, 04:17 PM   #13
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One hint, crisscross your chains (twist) for safety in case hitch comes loose, it will hold up the trailer hitch off the pavement.
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:12 PM   #14
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I haven't let them grind me down ... yet.
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Old 05-20-2016, 11:45 PM   #15
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One hint, crisscross your chains (twist) for safety in case hitch comes loose, it will hold up the trailer hitch off the pavement.
His chains look like mine. They are attached to the trailer at ONE point, hence you can't really "cross" them like in the old days when one was attached to one side of the frame and one to the other side of the frame. I guess you could "twist" them a couple times, not sure what that would look like - I've never tried that.
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Where does it scrape?
I have a buddy who has this problem backing in his driveway but if he unhooks the WDH right before backing in, it allows the back end of the camper to come up high enough that it doesn't hit. He also has to remove the bars at the WDH to allow clearance at the hitch when un-chained. It squats for sure but for those few feet, he doesn't care.
Rear stabs - and removing all of the weight distribution is what we did - it doesn't solve the problem. I have a lift kit on order from Forest River.

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One hint, crisscross your chains (twist) for safety in case hitch comes loose, it will hold up the trailer hitch off the pavement.
Hard to see, but it's already done.

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His chains look like mine. They are attached to the trailer at ONE point, hence you can't really "cross" them like in the old days when one was attached to one side of the frame and one to the other side of the frame. I guess you could "twist" them a couple times, not sure what that would look like - I've never tried that.
It's not quite a single point but they're only a couple of inches apart.

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Aaaand the first mod is complete - Power tongue jack installed at the campground.




Second mod is also complete - I used some web strapping to secure the table so we don't have to put it down for travel.



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