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Welcome to the wild world of misadventures! Often times as the years go by those are the RV events we remember and bring a smile to our face.
First off, you have a great travel trailer and a great tow vehicle. You might ask yourself if you really need to use a WDH. Many Oliver owners do not use one. Always remember, RVing is fun! If the WDH is more work than it is worth, you might not need it.
I happen to love my Andersen WDH and plan to use it each time I tow my Ollie. When Tommy at the factory installed my WDH he attached one end of the chains to the frame. I never touch or adjust the chains. In a manner similar to Mike’s description above, my job is to first get the ball hitch installed and secured in the bull receiver. I then need to get the black metal plate installed on the base of the ball receiver. Since the chains are too tight, I then raise the tongue to get slack in the chains. That makes installing the base plate a whole lot easier. I then push the rod through the holes in the base plate and attach the clip. I will admit having a second pair of hands to help push the rod into the holes while the other pair of hands giggle the base plate makes the process go much faster. I then lower the tongue by raising the jack. When all is said and done, the chains are nice and tight and I am good-to-go.
Does this description help?
PS – Please remember, like Mike I am a newbie as well.