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Hello Forum, I'm new here - taking delivery of an LE II in April 2019. I've sent this question to Andersen (and Oliver) and have never received an answer from either. I'd welcome your comments. It is my understanding that when the Andersen WD hitch is properly adjusted (TV and trailer in-line on a flat surface) the chains and will be in reasonable tension, and the neoprene bushings will be compressed a bit. That would distribute some weight from the rear axle to the front axle of the TV, and some weight onto the trailer axle. Perfect. My question has to do with whether there is a limitation on the departure angle between the TV and trailer. In other words, what happens when the road conditions require the TV or the trailer to begin a significant incline (say 10-15 degrees) ahead of the other. For example, I will need to back the trailer up into my driveway (which is at about a 6 degree incline from the road), and with the crown of the road, the worst case position may be more like 10 degrees. This could also happen at a campsite, or even pulling into a gas station, etc. In my mind, a departure angle of 10 degrees or more would not be taken up by the compression of the neoprene bushings of the Andersen hitch because they just wouldn't have enough elasticity. I'm wondering whether there is a limit on the departure angel (between TV and trailer) that if exceeded would result in too much stress on the components of the Andersen hitch, the TV hitch, and/or the frame of the trailer. Should I be ready to loosen/remove the chains of the Andersen hitch at some maximum departure angle? If so, what is that angle?