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Old 09-18-2016, 07:46 PM   #1
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Equalizer 12k - Uneven Spring Bar Tension

I have a 12k Equalizer WDH and have it dialed in pretty well except when hitching / unhitching the curbside springbar takes considerably greater effort to seat onto the L bracket than the roadside one.

I lift the rear of the truck and the roadside bar can be placed simply by pushing it on by hand but even after lifting the truck a good deal higher the snap up tool is required on the other bar.

All measurements have been double checked and are accurate as per the install instructions.

Any thoughts?
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Hopefully no offense taken, but my seeing the forest for the trees question is, have you counted links to be sure the chains are the same length?
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Hopefully no offense taken, but my seeing the forest for the trees question is, have you counted links to be sure the chains are the same length?
No offense taken at all - the Equalizer hitch system doesn't use chains!
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See, I don't even know what I'm talking about!
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Thanks for trying - definitely "A" for effort...
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I have a 12k Equalizer WDH and have it dialed in pretty well except when hitching / unhitching the curbside springbar takes considerably greater effort to seat onto the L bracket than the roadside one.

I lift the rear of the truck and the roadside bar can be placed simply by pushing it on by hand but even after lifting the truck a good deal higher the snap up tool is required on the other bar.

All measurements have been double checked and are accurate as per the install instructions.

Any thoughts?
We have the exact same question! Interested to see what people have to say here.
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usually when you are parked on a street you are not level, you are leaning to the right , i would beleive that there is some sort of weight transfer that you have to compensate ...my two cents , just try to hook up where you can be level you will see the difference im pretty sure
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usually when you are parked on a street you are not level, you are leaning to the right , i would beleive that there is some sort of weight transfer that you have to compensate ...my two cents , just try to hook up where you can be level you will see the difference im pretty sure


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usually when you are parked on a street you are not level, you are leaning to the right , i would beleive that there is some sort of weight transfer that you have to compensate ...my two cents , just try to hook up where you can be level you will see the difference im pretty sure
We have this issue when sitting level at our storage lot or on a concrete pad at a campground. We had a 10K Equal-i-zer on our old trailer and it also varied but not to the extreme of the 12K now. Really makes no sense.
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Not being level is most likely the culprit. I have the same system and have never had that problem..UNLESS I'm not level. The only other reason(s) could be: the L bracket is not at the same level as the other L bracket - the square receiver in the head of the hitch could be bent - the bar could be bent.


Park on a level spot and put the bars in the head...no trailer. Let them hang and see if they're an even distance from the ground.
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