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Old 06-17-2016, 11:04 AM   #1
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Eaz-Lift ReCurve R6 Hitch

Does anyone have this type of hitch and if so, thoughts? I am a huge Equalizer fan but the dealership I am looking to buy an Eagle from is saying this is far superior. He wants to charge me $800 for the Equalizer when I can get it from RV Wholesalers for $458. He won't install if I don't buy from them
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Old 06-17-2016, 11:51 AM   #2
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I read about the recurve a while back, don't remember all that much specifically.

I will say that knowing what I know now, I would NOT pay that difference (458.00 to 800.00) to the dealer to install any hitch. Chances are that you're going to have to reconfigure the hitch after you get the trailer loaded anyway. I would buy the hitch from RVW, install it as best I could with estimated or stated measurements of the level coupler height of the trailer you're buying and finish the install in the dealer's lot (bring the necessary tools, and study/print the install instructions THOROUGHLY before you go).

But then I have the 1/2" drive sockets and long-handles that are needed for the very large, high torque bolts these hitches use; I carry them with me always when I'm towing.

I would also mention to the dealer that he can have the sale of the hitch and some labor to install it, or he can lose the sale entirely. Up to him, but I wouldn't pay what he's asking, that's too much IMO.
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:32 PM   #3
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I read about the recurve a while back, don't remember all that much specifically.

I will say that knowing what I know now, I would NOT pay that difference (458.00 to 800.00) to the dealer to install any hitch. Chances are that you're going to have to reconfigure the hitch after you get the trailer loaded anyway. I would buy the hitch from RVW, install it as best I could with estimated or stated measurements of the level coupler height of the trailer you're buying and finish the install in the dealer's lot (bring the necessary tools, and study/print the install instructions THOROUGHLY before you go).

But then I have the 1/2" drive sockets and long-handles that are needed for the very large, high torque bolts these hitches use; I carry them with me always when I'm towing.

I would also mention to the dealer that he can have the sale of the hitch and some labor to install it, or he can lose the sale entirely. Up to him, but I wouldn't pay what he's asking, that's too much IMO.
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Does anyone have this type of hitch and if so, thoughts? I am a huge Equalizer fan but the dealership I am looking to buy an Eagle from is saying this is far superior. He wants to charge me $800 for the Equalizer when I can get it from RV Wholesalers for $458. He won't install if I don't buy from them
X2 for Camper_bob.

Go to RV Wholesalers and get the Equal-i-zer hitch.
I can understand the Dealer will not install it for free if he didn't sell it to you, BUT... Don't let your Dealer financially hold you hostage! If you want, see how much he would charge to install it. It's your money, not his... You make the decisions.
BTW, I think the Equal-i-zer is a GREAT hitch!
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Old 06-17-2016, 12:33 PM   #4
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RB,

Follow my signature links for a ton of wdh info if needed, including how to adjust the system.

Definitely need at least a 1/2" drive socket set and breaker bar. I actually bought a 3/4" breaker bar from Harbor Freight, and a socket to tighten the ball. I do use a 3/4"-1/2" adapter for the hitch head bolts. And at times a 2' or 3' pipe as a "persuader" on the 3/4" breaker bar!

There is a member in GM-Trucks.com that had the R6. Believe he still does. Last I knew he was pretty happy with the system. Not sure I would say it is way better than an Equal-I-Zer system, but no way is it worth that much!!!

Good luck on everything!
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I know nothing about the recurve other than the few minutes of looking at their Web site. The one thing that scares me is the bars being up high. I wonder what wo u ld happen during tight turns, or during an accidental jackknifing. The bars have to compete fir space with the ball during tho as we conditions.
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There's another post on here where the EAZ unit broke at the weld. Chinese manufactured, and looks weak. The Eqaulizer is a bear, well made.
I know the dealer you're referring to. They will price match, you just need to ask.
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There's another post on here where the EAZ unit broke at the weld. Chinese manufactured, and looks weak. The Eqaulizer is a bear, well made.
I know the dealer you're referring to. They will price match, you just need to ask.
Good luck.
Thanks, after some back and forth they did match and $60 to install. For the $60 I'm gonna let them do it. I do feel much better about the Equalizer, I have used it for years, without issue and just a solid unit. The R6 is just too new and not enough proven data on it in my opinion.

Thanks for all the comments/suggestions
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FYI: a post on the Facebook HTT group says,

"the only ball that it comes with is a 2 5/16" ball, and it is not replaceable. The ball has a 7" shank that goes thru the entire head section."
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Old 06-23-2016, 09:36 AM   #9
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FYI: a post on the Facebook HTT group says,

"the only ball that it comes with is a 2 5/16" ball, and it is not replaceable. The ball has a 7" shank that goes thru the entire head section."


I was going to post the same thing.
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Every dealership will tell you that whatever they are selling is far better than anything else.. BS.. If you already have an equalizer hitch then transfer it over and save yourself the money..
Now if you want the best hitch money can buy go with a Hensley Arrow... be sitting down when you look at the price...
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