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Buck Master
02-18-2008, 06:20 PM
How should they be working exactly? Should the tongue move in and out by hand with a bit of force? How can I check to see if they are working without towing it? Do they need speed to work, ei) quick deceleration?

barracuda
02-18-2008, 06:50 PM
our had springs so you could set up how much force they need to come on.
If it set to light it will brake when you are reversing on flat , set to stiff and it need a fair bit of force to get them to engage.
If i recall after it was adjusted you couldnt push it in by hand at all but it was light enough that if you were to use engine compression on a steep hill they would be engaged or stop pointing down a grade .
They were fine on reasonably level ground backing up.