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Old 06-08-2016, 08:04 AM   #21
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As long as the bracket is torqued correctly, and the plates are flat against the frame, and the brackets are the proper distance from the coupler, this shouldn't happen.

I bent some brackets on my hitch from torquing it wrong (if you bend them, they'll never be right again). When I went to order replacement parts, I discovered that these spring bar hangers and brackets have been re-designed. I can't tell from the pics whether you have the new design or the old one. I can tell you that the new design is FAR superior and solves all sorts of problems.
Thanks! I'm thinking I will work with it this season and replace prior to next unless it gets worse.
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Old 06-11-2016, 09:10 AM   #22
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What brand of WDH is this? I really don't think this should be a normal thing happening.

Especially just one side. Are they positioned the correct distance from the hitch head?
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:10 AM   #23
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What brand of WDH is this? I really don't think this should be a normal thing happening.

Especially just one side. Are they positioned the correct distance from the hitch head?
I believe it's an Equal-I-Zer. Could be wrong but the brackets look identical to mine.
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The brackets do look like an equalizer. When your hitched up are the brackets parallel to the ground and is the trailer level? My dealer needed to adjust the hitch so the bars were level.
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You can download the install manual if you did not get one with your hitch. I moved my Brackets to the "ideal" distance after the dealer installed them and shorter then optimal. My Brackets did not ever move when installed by the dealer. They have also never moved after I moved them to the "ideal" position, and I did not use a torque wrench. I just tightened them as much as possible without bending the brackets.


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Mine did this too. I got tired of it happening, so I tack welded ot in place. It has not budged since.
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Tilted Brackets

We got a "Fastway e2 round bar" hitch with our Jayco White Hawk, and it does the same thing. I'm tired of emailing and calling fastway and getting the run around, so mine is up for sale. Looking at the blue Ox, or the andersen. At least then there'd be a way to keep the bracelets on the tongue, and achieve some sway control. Just read where equalizer, is being made by the same company as fastway, so there goes another importer of China junk.
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Old 06-12-2016, 12:03 AM   #28
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Mine were tightened to spec and still shifted. I straightened them up and had them welded. No big deal.
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We got a "Fastway e2 round bar" hitch with our Jayco White Hawk, and it does the same thing. I'm tired of emailing and calling fastway and getting the run around, so mine is up for sale. Looking at the blue Ox, or the andersen. At least then there'd be a way to keep the bracelets on the tongue, and achieve some sway control. Just read where equalizer, is being made by the same company as fastway, so there goes another importer of China junk.
The Fastway may be made in China, but the Equal-i-zer is made in USA.

Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution

Both hitches are part of Progress Manufacturing, and I've dealt with their tech support with good results.
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What brand of WDH is this? I really don't think this should be a normal thing happening.

Especially just one side. Are they positioned the correct distance from the hitch head?
It is a used Equalizer WDH. Once I adjust it back to normal position, I am going to tow it to the campground and look at it before I back into a site. I'm hoping it just happens when I back in.
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