Works well but don’t over tighten
I looked online and found a recommendation to torque 1/2 “ u-bolts to 65 ftlbs and applying a thread lubricant. I applied and anti-seize lubricant and started to tighten in a cross pattern sequence and noticed that when I got to around 30 ftlbs the plate had already bent at the corners and was bowed up in the middle. I ended up re-ordering and tightened just until the lock washers were compressed flat as instructed by a customer service rep at Sturdy Built and no plate bending occurred this time. Took the trailer on its maiden voyage and everything worked fine.
Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer) Sheldon Howe from BATON ROUGE on 8/21/2019