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Old 04-26-2015, 07:31 PM   #21
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Equalizer Hitch

I purchased mine Friday and set it up yesterday. That took quite sometime to get the shank height right, the number of washers right, and the height of the L bracket perfect. I may have to make minor adjustments later when my load varies, but I took a ride on the highway with a good crosswind and I'd say that 80% of the sway is gone. I have a small amount of grease on the L brackets and the friction spots on the hitch head where the spring bars plug in.... That greatly reduced the grinding popping noises. I understand that also reduces some of the sway control but everything is a trade off. The instructions from their website, on how to set up the hitch, are very easy to understand and follow. It's definitely not something you just toss on and go though. The only thing I was kinda disappointed in though is, in the future when I need more weight distribution to the front, by adding one washer, or moving the L brackets up one hole, the bars will be impossible to lift on to the L brackets by hand without using the tool to lift them up. Oh well.... small gripe I suppose.
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Old 04-26-2015, 07:34 PM   #22
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You can upgrade that Equalizer Hitch and make it quieter by purchasing a couple of inexpensive new parts. I love my Equalizer.



Sway Bracket Jacket (pair) : Equal-i-zer Hitch Store



*NEW* Snap L-pin : Equal-i-zer Hitch Store



Socket Pins w/Thumb Clips : Equal-i-zer Hitch Store

All these parts look like nice upgrades. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:26 PM   #23
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snip... The only thing I was kinda disappointed in though is, in the future when I need more weight distribution to the front, by adding one washer, or moving the L brackets up one hole, the bars will be impossible to lift on to the L brackets by hand without using the tool to lift them up. Oh well.... small gripe I suppose.
Are you using the trailer tongue jack to raise the tongue once you've latched the ball and the coupler? This will usually allow you to put the load bars on to the L-brackets without the lift tool or reduce the effort you need when using the lift tool.
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Are you using the trailer tongue jack to raise the tongue once you've latched the ball and the coupler? This will usually allow you to put the load bars on to the L-brackets without the lift tool or reduce the effort you need when using the lift tool.

Yes. I'm lifting it enough to raise the rear suspension of the TV about 2 to 3 inches, then the bars go on the L brackets pretty easy, for now, at this setting.
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I keep a set of spare bar pins, clips, and L-pins and clips, as well. If you lose one on a trip, it can be disconcerting, at the least!

I was a field tester for the sway bracket jackets and can say they quiet the hitch quite a bit. The pair I have now have lasted for about 4 years. A good investment!
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Old 04-29-2015, 04:53 PM   #26
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my dealer is offering 1200lb bars for my 28dsbh for $500 installed. good deal?
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my dealer is offering 1200lb bars for my 28dsbh for $500 installed. good deal?
That's a great deal! It costs $478 from RVWholesalers.com, which has the cheapest price I've found. And that's with you installing it.
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$20 for install seems acceptable, even though ill have to re-do it once we load it up.
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$20 for install seems acceptable, even though ill have to re-do it once we load it up.
It costs us $100 here to install. And if we buy the hitch from them it is another $800! Talk about a markup!
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They said it was actually 699 usually and they are doing a $200 off sale this month. blah blah, you know how it goes. guess in this case they are being legit though now that im looking around
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