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Old 04-29-2015, 08:20 PM   #31
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:29 PM   #32
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If I purchase this one:12K Equal-i-zer 4-Point Sway Control - RVWholesalers.com RV Parts and Accessories

What accessories do I need to go with it? Ball, pins, etc.?

We have one 2" ball already. What about a drop hitch? Will be towing an X254 with a Ford Expedition. I do not know exact height of trailer but it sits really low.
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:34 PM   #33
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:11 PM   #34
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The hitch does not include the ball. Not sure what size ball you need, but most travel trailers that would require a 12,000# rated hitch need a 2-5/16" ball. The ball nut is difficult to hold on the Equaiizer hitch. The Equalizer store sells a thin-walled socket, but it is $63 plus shipping. I used a piece of steel wedged between the nut flat and the wall of the hitch head to hold the nut and a large pipe wrench on the neck of the ball to tighten the ball. It has held for nine seasons.

I have the sway bracket jackets, which make the hitch fairly quiet. Well worth the $20.00 asking price. You can order them here: Sway Bracket Jacket (pair) : Equal-i-zer Hitch Store

I also purchased extra pins and clips, just in case I lose one on a trip. But I'm a worry-wart about that kind of stuff - but prepared!
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Old 04-29-2015, 09:51 PM   #35
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The hitch does not include the ball. Not sure what size ball you need, but most travel trailers that would require a 12,000# rated hitch need a 2-5/16" ball. The ball nut is difficult to hold on the Equaiizer hitch. ...snip...
I have the sway bracket jackets, which make the hitch fairly quiet. Well worth the $20.00 asking price....snip...
I also purchased extra pins and clips, just in case I lose one on a trip. But I'm a worry-wart about that kind of stuff - but prepared!
An issue with the 2-5/16" ball, is to be sure the threaded portion is NOT TOO LONG. If it is too long, on VERY sharp turns the weight distribution bar sockets may contact the threaded portion of the ball and may damage the hitch. Progress Manufacturing should be able to provide you with the maximum length for the threaded portion.

I ordered all of my hitch stuff online YEARS ago. To secure the ball, I walked into a hitch shop that sells Equalizer hitches into the shop area with the ball loose on the shank, and a $5 bill in hand. In 2 minutes or less, the ball was secured.

As for the noise, it really doesn't bother me very much. But, from time to time, I give the areas that rub on L-brackets and weight bars a coat of black spray paint. Not messy and it is quieter for a while.

I, too, have a set of spare pins and clips, just in case.
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