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Old 12-03-2012, 12:40 PM   #11
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I also use the Equalizer Brand WDH. I doubt hooking up when the combo was not lined up nicely was the issue. I have no off street parking for my HTT. Once in awhile I park in my neighbor’s yard on their gravel pad, by the alley. It is kinda of a tight spot to get into; the truck is very twisted in comparison, to my normal (un)hookup position. I have yet to have any issues with the combo pulling oddly when I have hooked up over in that position. I have also left the unit hooked up for a week, with 7” of blocking under one side, with no noticeable ill effects.

I would still look over your WDH and check all your bolts. I am wondering if the L Brackets are loose if that would explain your handling issues. There are a few on the inside of the frame that seem to work their way loose. After a few times tightening them, I had the L brackets welded to the frame.
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Ok so I took the trailer back out. I hooked everything up and it was fine. I hit the freeway and it was tracking straight. I exited made some sharp turns and it started pulling again but not as bad. I probably would not have noticed it if it were not for the other day. I'm start to thnk that maybe the WD hasn't been greased or lubricated. It was pretty tight with the bars in and not hooked up. I sprayed so WD40 and it loosened up a bit. It had been raining so could that have been an issue? Do those of you that have an Equalizer grease the bars and pivot points? If you do how? I will post that question as well. Thanks
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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Thanks for the update, I was really wondering where this was going to come out.

Sounds like you're on the right track.

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Old 12-03-2012, 09:26 PM   #14
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Do those of you that have an Equalizer grease the bars and pivot points? If you do how? I will post that question as well. Thanks
When I hook up I put the bars in and make them parallel with the bumper. I clean the old grease out of the head and then put some new grease under the head were the bars pivot. I put another dab of grease on the L brackets on the tongue.
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Don't think you should grease the L Brackets. I have a Husky Centerline hitch, similar to Equalizer, my manual cautions against applying any lubricant where the trunion bars rest on the L bracket. I guess that friction point is integral to the sway control. Check your manual for maintanence procedures.
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Old 12-03-2012, 10:21 PM   #16
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snip..... It was pulling to the right as if the alignment was off. It was really pulling as the steering wheel was off center the entire drive.....snip
This might be helpful, same TV pulling condition: http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...7.cfm#25787797

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Thanks Rustic Eagle! Glad to see someone else had the same experience and was able to solve the problem.
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Ok so I took the trailer back out. I hooked everything up and it was fine. I hit the freeway and it was tracking straight. I exited made some sharp turns and it started pulling again but not as bad. I probably would not have noticed it if it were not for the other day. I'm start to thnk that maybe the WD hasn't been greased or lubricated. It was pretty tight with the bars in and not hooked up. I sprayed so WD40 and it loosened up a bit. It had been raining so could that have been an issue? Do those of you that have an Equalizer grease the bars and pivot points? If you do how? I will post that question as well. Thanks
Okay, I think you've found the problem. From my experience, you need to lubricate the "sockets" in the hitch head. Do not lubricate the "L" brackets. I use lithium grease. Apply grease to the square sockets, both top and bottom, where they rub on the hitch head, and you should be good to go.

I would add, I clean and re-apply grease in this area about every couple months in the towing season.
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Don't think you should grease the L Brackets. I have a Husky Centerline hitch, similar to Equalizer, my manual cautions against applying any lubricant where the trunion bars rest on the L bracket. I guess that friction point is integral to the sway control. Check your manual for maintanence procedures.
I have checked the manual. With 1400 lbs of tongue weight I had a lot of noise on turns and the steel almost looked liked it was almost galling. All 4 points I lube are sway points. It might diminish the sway but the trailer still tracks straight and true, and I can pull into a park and not wake up the dead.
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I think robo59097 may be on to something. Was there a crosswind? I pulled my 26BH 95 miles the other day and the entire time I was driving West, I was in a stiff (25mph) wind from the south. My steering wheel was way off center the entire time. After I unhooked the pickup was just fine. I was just having to fight the wind. I would still check trailer brakes too though, just to be sure.
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