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Old 03-30-2015, 10:59 AM   #11
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One thing I want to mention that I rarely see on these forums talking about the Equalizer E4 WDH.

Some of the Jayco trailers come with the NORCO/BAL Frame. Maybe they all do, I don't know but my X20E HTT did. The E4 kit ships with 4" Link Plate connectors (I think) where as the NORCO/BAL frame is 4 3/8". So you end up having to fit in a spacer (5/8") to fill the gap to tighten the link plates. It could lead to the Frame Connectors to walk/slip.


The ones that ship can be used, however you need to create a 3/8" spacer so you can snug the plates to the frame to minimize movement. This has worked fine for me last season, but I now have the proper link plates which I'll put on this spring.

Just wanted to post so you have the upfront option of maybe having the dealer ship you the correct Link Plates. They cost me a good $$$ after the fact

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Equalizer Inside Link Plate for 4-3.8" Frames 90-02-5204

Equalizer Outer Link Plate for 4-3.8" Frames 90-02-5374
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Old 04-01-2015, 05:02 PM   #12
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One thing I want to mention that I rarely see on these forums talking about the Equalizer E4 WDH.

Some of the Jayco trailers come with the NORCO/BAL Frame. Maybe they all do, I don't know but my X20E HTT did. The E4 kit ships with 4" Link Plate connectors (I think) where as the NORCO/BAL frame is 4 3/8". So you end up having to fit in a spacer (5/8") to fill the gap to tighten the link plates. It could lead to the Frame Connectors to walk/slip.


The ones that ship can be used, however you need to create a 3/8" spacer so you can snug the plates to the frame to minimize movement. This has worked fine for me last season, but I now have the proper link plates which I'll put on this spring.

Just wanted to post so you have the upfront option of maybe having the dealer ship you the correct Link Plates. They cost me a good $$$ after the fact

Trailer Compatibility

Equalizer Inside Link Plate for 4-3.8" Frames 90-02-5204

Equalizer Outer Link Plate for 4-3.8" Frames 90-02-5374
Great advice! The first year I used the brackets that came with the Equalizer; did notice that there was some movement. Second year I installed the correct plates for the BAL frame and have not had issues since.
Install guide is here: http://www.equalizerhitch.com/pdf/balnorcoframes.pdf
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:57 PM   #13
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Since I had the dealer install the hitch for me, I'd like to think they used the correct brackets???
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:09 PM   #14
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Let me ask, where do you shim ? Right above the bottom bolt to fill the gap between the bolt and the frame ? and how thick do you need if its the case 5/8 ? Thanks for the heads up, IM picking up my trailer on the 22 so I want to be ready :-)
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Let me ask, where do you shim ? Right above the bottom bolt to fill the gap between the bolt and the frame ? and how thick do you need if its the case 5/8 ? Thanks for the heads up, IM picking up my trailer on the 22 so I want to be ready :-)
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Great advice! The first year I used the brackets that came with the Equalizer; did notice that there was some movement.
I have yet to put on the proper link brackets. I used a piece of hardwood for a shim and it's been fine. I towed it all around the Province last season no problem with the shim. I'll swap out for the new brackets during my spring maintenance. I have to paint the WDH anyway to get rid of any rust that started.
I just don't want to be in the middle of a big trip and discover the wood shim split because it soaked up moisture, then dried etc.
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Ok thanks guys
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Thanks for all the info on the equalizer hitch. Now where are the best deals to purchase one?
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Old 04-06-2015, 09:15 PM   #20
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Best price for an Equalizer hitch is RV Wholesalers.com. That's where I bought mine.

Here's a link to their hitches: RVWholesalers.com RV Parts and Accessories┬*,┬*Results for equalizer

Shipping is free. Installation instructions included and also downloadable from the manufacturer's website.
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