Originally Posted by Roopert21bh
So the WDH and its chains, how tight do i want to put the chains. I mean, i saw the guy that did the trailer demo use his hands to fold the chain tensioner up. But later, i did the chain up one more link and used the pry bar to put the chain stays up to the retainer clip. does any of this make sense? I've only had two Sam Adams Latitude 48 IPA honest. (good beer BTW)
You need to do the fender measurements as spelled out in your installation booket to determine how tight the chain needs to be. Depending your setup, you could use any one particular lengths of chain to properly distribute the tongue weight. I doubt that being able to lock the snap up bracket by hand is doing much good at all, and even using the "cheater bar" without having to jack the tongue up while connected to the TV is enough tension. I have to jack the connected trailer tongue up to install the chains.
Beware, that if you are using a Reese WDH, you should have no less
than 5 links of chain under stress.
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