I have these brackets (see photo) on my trailer, but they make no sense. Looking up video of stabilizers and weight distribution, either I am missing parts or these are installed wrong? The part with the chain is a Reese bracket is similar to this Lift Bracket Assembly but that bar makes no sense to me. The bars will swing around and pretty much like up with the 2", class III ball, but that doesn't look like anything Ive found online. I would guess I also need something other than just a ball on the truck? I don't seem to have much trouble towing with the basic setup that I have now, but I'd certainly like it to be as safe as possible, and if a weight distribution setup would help, I'd like to get it set up properly
Is there also a snap-up bracket on the opposite side? They should be able to be used with a modern w-d bar setup. The link bar may not supposed to be hooked up to the snap-up, but rather swung forward to attach somehow to an older setup hitch, acting as a sway control. Only a guess however, I haven't seen anything like this in use before either.
Yes, the same bracket, bar and chain are on the opposite side. It does appear that the bar does swing up to the hitch on the tow vehicle, but from there I'm lost. I was thinking of getting the weight distribution kit that harbor freight sells, and get my 25% off today. For $150 it might be worth a shot. I just wish I knew what in the heck the setup I currently havve is used for
After everything is installed, it looks like I still need to get a 2" or so drop hitch at my truck. This Shasta sure seems to sit low to the ground. I probably went overboard, since the Starflyte is listed at 2500 lbs with a 308 lb tongue weight and I'm towing with a Silverado with a 7800 lb towing capacity. In these photos, does it look like I should have the front of the trailer a bit lower? It's definitely not level, but not too far off
I could give the 7 a try. Instructions said to use the last link that will fit and allow the bracket to swing up into place, which is why I used what I did. I'll be taking a short 40 mile this weekend, so I'll see how it handles and go from there. I'm just worried with the nose ofnthe trailer up higher than the rear, that my bumper will for sure drag on tne hill by my house, even with my newly installed bumper sitting an inch higher than the old one was