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Old 02-07-2008, 09:26 AM
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Hello;
had a bad experience this weekend. Pulling a four place enclosed snow mobile trailer, hit some ice and rolled everything. My question is: when setting the tension bars, should it be set different (loosen) in slippery conditions. When the tension bar is tight, does it lift on the hitch ball, causing the rear wheels to rise, and have less traction, causing the wheels to break free and spinning out. Once the back end started coming around, there was no stopping it. Kind of scary; I don't want to do it again. I feeling guilty that I hooked the tension bars too tight and that's what caused it to spin.

It's a 2000 F-250, Super Cab, 4x4, auto, 7.3L, 3.73 gears.

Thanks for your help.

Richard
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That sucks.....have to bump for the tension bars
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