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Old 08-21-2016, 07:41 PM   #51
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Stratford, Ontario
Trailer: 2011 Escape 19
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Thanks All: good information. I've measured the front of the tow before hookup, and aimed for close to that measurement when WDH is attached. Have enjoyed good towing over lots of miles- but there does seem to be a lot of stress exerted on the hitch receiver. I keep watching for signs that the receiver may be twisting upwards- and have it inspected during regular service. My experience is that three links hanging rides very well- but I would be unable to set up without the cheater bar. With two links hanging, there is barely any tension on the chains, and the ride suffers.
I will remeasure using suggestions here.

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Old 10-17-2016, 12:32 PM   #52
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Location: Surrey B.C., British Columbia
Trailer: 2012 Escape 19
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We have now completed a few trips pulling the 19 with our 4 Runner and made the following adjustments. The Pro Series WDH has the head bolted to the lowest position. The head is tilted one position off centre with 2 links loose on the chains. With trailer attached the TV is lower 1/4" at the front wheel and 1 & 3/8" down at the back wheel. Also I added a handy lifting handle to the insert which doubles as a cable holder. It is two cable ties inside a length of garden hose. I replaced the cable with a longer one to reach the TV connection under left side of the bumper.
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