When I first installed the weight distribution system it took me about 4 trips to finally dial it in right. I watched dozens of videos about adjusting it and eventually we got it pretty much perfect for us. If you feel you need to go one more link on the chains then do it. Worse that could happen is that you have to stop and drop it one. But remember you can adjust the shank as well. Do your measurements and take your time adjusting. In the end you'll be amazed at the difference. Watch the videos.
The picture is us stopping on our way home with the new TT and adjusting the weight distribution. Spent about 30 minutes adjusting. And stopped one more time and finally had it right.
As for white knuckling it, everyone does and even the veteran rvers white knuckle it now and then.
Originally Posted by lp722
The 'baseline' factory-set tension is WAY tighter than what I've been driving around at, so hopefully the next trip we take it'll be a little calmer back there when semis pass by.
The semi issue never gets better! LOL. My setup is good and I still have to brace for semis coming along side. It's something you get used to.
Enjoy it and plan lots of road trips.