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Old 04-02-2012, 09:36 AM   #11
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Just returned from picking up the new TT in Middlebury, IN. 2000 miles in tow using the EQ WD hitch with SC. I'm a believer. Encountered 30 mph winds across I-40 from OKC to ABQ. All went well. Very stable ride.

The disconnect/connect process takes a little getting used to. I'm sure this will smooth out with practice.
Did they lube up the pivot points of your hitch head?
My first 6000 lb Equal-i-zer was not lubed at all. (or at least not noticable) So I asked about lubing and was told it does not need it because "the friction in the head is part of the anti sway process". But my most recent 10000 lb Equal-i-zer came red greased like crazy on all the pivot points and the ball.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:46 AM   #12
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Just returned from picking up the new TT in Middlebury, IN. 2000 miles in tow using the EQ WD hitch with SC. I'm a believer. Encountered 30 mph winds across I-40 from OKC to ABQ. All went well. Very stable ride.

The disconnect/connect process takes a little getting used to. I'm sure this will smooth out with practice.
Your rig looks good! I love my Equal-i-zer. Am using my second one, as had to upgrade to a heavier model due to a heavier TT upgrade.
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Old 04-03-2012, 08:53 PM   #13
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Is it normal for them to rust on the bracket where the bars lay, if its been sitting for a couple of weeks?
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:02 PM   #14
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Is it normal for them to rust on the bracket where the bars lay, if its been sitting for a couple of weeks?
YUP. Once that paint gets rubbed away from the steel (?) it gets a little rusty. Was not bad on ours after a year and a half outside.
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:10 PM   #15
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Did they lube up the pivot points of your hitch head?
No grease. I asked and the tech said they don't grease new hitches. The only components greased as part of normal maintenance are the friction surfaces of the hitch head and sockets. I'll also lubricate the hitch & socket pins. I'm using white lithium grease.
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Is it normal for them to rust on the bracket where the bars lay, if its been sitting for a couple of weeks?
I don't know if it oxidizes that quick but normal maintenance does list painting exposed surfaces from time to time.
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