Just got the trailer out of storage for the summer. When hooking up the trailer I noticed that the top nut on the weight distribution hitch was loose (to the point that the washer cushion was laying in the cushion slot). I was almost able to turn the top nut by hand. The hitch typically has a mild tilt that was absorbed when the trunnion bars were placed. My question...is there any reason I can't torque down the top nut to a level trailer hooked position, rather than leaving the tilt? If not, anyone got a brochure on the Robin Industries WD hitch and can tell me the pressure that the top nut is suppose to be torqued to ? I can't find anything from Robin online or in the forum search.
Sorry, mine is an Equalizer, where that bolt is torqued to 320 ft lbs as I recall. But, the tilt is normally part of the adjustment for tongue weight. Most WDH use tilt, so I wouldn't remove it until you find the manufacturer or replace the WDH with a known brand.
Hope you find who makes it!
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If you still have the washers that go between the head and shank the just replace them hold the head right against the shank with the washers between and tighten the bolt. You can then check it for proper weight distribution.