Apex Clothing Pins to... Something?

I believe I did all the requisite steps to set up Apex Cloth (going from 3ds max to UE4), but the strips of leather that are supposed to just hang and swing seem to pin infinitely at the bottom of my character [camel]. My root node seems to be meeting it halfway, but the root node doesn’t seem to be affiliated with the cloth in anyway - I have no idea what is going on here… :frowning: - the preview is perfect in the Apex Tools preview window in 3ds max.

I’ve attached an image of the camel, and one with the skeleton.

EDIT: just to clarify - it’s the straps on the muzzle/harness that I want physics on - the blanket over it’s back is NOT physics enabled nor do I want it to be