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Old 07-08-2014, 04:59 PM   #11
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I turn on the tow haul and try to keep to 65 or below. And I normally get 8.5 - 11 depending on headwind. I know I need to check my plugs because of rough idle so that might have an effect on my mileage.

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Old 07-09-2014, 06:49 AM   #12
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After reading these replies, I don't feel too bad about the 10mpg anymore. There was a pretty strong wind the day I came home. Especially around Lake Erie. I'll just be a little more conscious of speed from now on. As for the hitch, I'll keep experimenting with it. I think it was probably the right call. Since the X23B doesn't have a lot of cargo carrying capacity. I'll have to load most of it in the bed of the truck which will cause me to need the larger Equilizer. And as was mentioned, I can get a larger TT in the future without having to upgrade the hitch!

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Old 08-04-2014, 05:45 PM   #13
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Bumping this thread......

I just realized I have the 6K equalizer hitch, I left it up to the dealer (stupid me). How difficult would it be to replace one myself with the 10K??
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Old 08-04-2014, 07:41 PM   #14
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Hi Gerard,
I ended up starting from scratch with the Equalizer set up I got from the dealer. If you didn't see the thread, here is the link https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=20871
I downloaded the instruction sheet from Equalizer's website (because my dealer failed to pass them along to me) and followed them step by step. The difference between the 6K and 10K is a different hitch head and slightly larger spring bars. So, it will require you to take the hitch ball off of the original head and switch it to the new one. You will need a torque wrench capable of about 430 foot lbs. I called in a favor to get the ball changed. The rest of the set up was fairly easy and took my brother and I about an hour or two to complete. Just follow equalizer's instructions and you will be fine.
If you already have the 6K and it's working for you, I don't think I would bother to change it. It's not worth the expense of a new hitch if you already have good weight distribution.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:43 PM   #15
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Just my 2 cents, but I prefer to drive relatively slow, even on the interstates (55-60mph) and enjoy the scenery. I have done my share of pulling at 65-70 (even 75mph) in my early days of towing, but soon realized that it's not a race. The journey can actually be more fun than the destination.

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