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Old 10-08-2012, 10:13 AM   #11
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Bob my 228 A frame measures 1 1/2" by 4 1/2" high
Hmmm...., the Reese HP Dual Cam installations that I have done have been with either 5" or 6" high TT frames, not sure if a 4 1/2" would be an issue. I would think that there would be a minimum frame height requirement (4", etc.(?)) in order to accommodate the "top of TT frame to top of cam surface" set-up working range. I guess Reese tech would know if a 4 1/2" frame would be an issue.

IMO there shouldn't be an issue with a properly sized Equal-i-zer WDH, Reese SC WDH, or a standard Reese WDH on the 228 (4 1/2" frame)....., otherwise why would Jayco have the 1,000lb limitation?

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Old 10-08-2012, 10:33 AM   #12
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Wolverine, do you have a specialty hitch installer in your area? My recommendation would be to put your old hitch on and take it to someone who specializes in hitch sales/installs. At least they would have some clue of what they are trying to sell. I have found in the past that trailer dealers really know lots about trailers but little to nothing about hitches. Ryan
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Old 10-08-2012, 01:44 PM   #13
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When my dealer`s techs installed my Dual Cam they either did not know how or did not take the time to get it right. The cams were not even close to being lined up true, and I had to adjust them the best I could at the CG we stayed in that night before making the trip home. That process included raising up the propane pan to allow for the ubolts to be moved. That would not be an issue on the new style dual cams. One other footnote, the dealer was installing MY hitch that I brought with me, NOT something they were selling. They had agreed to install it for me at no extra charge, too bad they did not get it right. Its quite possible they had no experience with that particular system as it has been discontinued.
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:31 AM   #14
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I have decided to go get the trailer this Friday with a plain jane shank and ball. I will deal with getting the right WD hitch for the trailer. I hate that this happened as my dealer is now sour with me and acts like I am a pain in the butt. I figured if they sold trailers they would logically k ow hitches, after all, you need a WD hitch to pull a trailer correctly and safely........right. The inconvenience is what really erks me to no end. That being said, I would rather get it right the first time then have something installed or cobbled incorrectly. I have taken several deep breathes and found my inner peace......I think. Thanks for everyone's input. This forum is a God send and helps confirm that I am not as dumb as I think I am or could be. Thanks again.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:38 AM   #15
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This was mentioned in a previous post, but remember that all dealers, not just RV dealers, want to sell what they have in stock. Their sales people get paid more in commissions to sell from stock in most all cases. Stick to your guns with what you want or find another dealer. IMHO
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When I ordered this trailer 5 weeks ago the WD hitch brand and type was all negotiated. 5 weeks later it's a no go and all I get is grief. That is why I am moving on because they didn't keep their end of the deal.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:46 AM   #17
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When I ordered this trailer 5 weeks ago the WD hitch brand and type was all negotiated. 5 weeks later it's a no go and all I get is grief. That is why I am moving on because they didn't keep their end of the deal.

Yep, I think its time to move on. I`m getting to the point where I want to do more and more stuff myself, just do not know who you can count on anymore to get it right.
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this is what the husky looks like. I had mine installed on my 29L and it looks like it is adjustable depending on the height of your a-frame.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:57 PM   #19
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JAMMFAM that is a nice hitch and have seen them before. What my dealer wanted to sell me was the round bar with chain and an additional friction sway control.......not what I wanted.

Update - found a dealer locally who ran the numbers and said to go with the Equalizer #600/6000. That is fine with me. Better part is they are a authorized dealer for Equalizer and have them in stock. They don't sell Jayco but they called Equalizer and was told that this hitch would fit my 228 with no modification....hmmmmmm. So I go in Saturday to have it installed. They offered for me to work with the technician installing it so I understand the working of the hitch. That way if I need to adjust it I would know how. Now that's what I call a dealer!!!!!! To bad they don't sell Jayco, I would have gave them the business instead. So crisis averted and I feel much better than I did.
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Old 10-10-2012, 08:47 AM   #20
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snip.......They offered for me to work with the technician installing it so I understand the working of the hitch. That way if I need to adjust it I would know how.....snip
Glad to hear that things are working out.

Smart move on watching the installation/adjustment of the Equal-i-zer WDH, because you will have to check the adjustments once you have your TV/TT combination under typical "loaded for camping" conditions.

Oh, don't forget to ask for all the documentation that comes with the WDH....., never can have to much documentation

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