Originally Posted by radomcarl
Wow, I lift it pretty high already and still need to crank the bars hard. What size bars you have? Mine are 1000 lb. Not sure I'd want to put that much truck weight hanging from the coupler to even try it.
I have a stick with a mark at the 25" mark that I use to measure how high to raise the hitch. That relieves some of the tension on the bars when I rotate the brackets. It's not a hard crank and sometimes its actually easy to rotate into position. When it comes time to unload the bars I'm usually pretty careful to get a good grip on the breaker bar just in case there's more tension on the bar than I expected. Usually they unload pretty easily though. I just have to make sure I've raised the hitch to the 25" mark on the stick.
BTW, I have the 1500 pound bars for my 1150 pound hitch weight.