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Old 06-28-2018, 11:38 AM   #41
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Great idea BAP we should do the same.
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Old 06-28-2018, 11:44 AM   #42
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As my brother who worked for GM for 52 years said the one thing people often forget is the stopping of the tow vehicle. Make sure your TV is meant to tow that weight. I was out for a walk this week and we have a 13k decent into our town and a truck and 5W went by me and his brakes were so hot I could smell them for a longtime.
I have a F350 and towed ours over a summit with a 10K decent and never touched the brakes once just used the tow haul and it kept my speed right where I wanted it.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:34 PM   #43
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If you donít have the manual for your hitch, go onto the Equalizer website and under Support, you can download it. The manuals contain everything you need to know about setting the hitch up and what the torque values are. I my copy in my truck so that I have it if I need to check anything out.
It doesn't have the torque spec for the spring bats at the hitch. I never could find it there.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:28 PM   #44
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It doesn't have the torque spec for the spring bats at the hitch. I never could find it there.
I contacted Equalizer Support <equalizersupport@progressmfg.com) and their response was:

Those bolts can be torqued from 60-90 Lbs. with a new hitch this is a very common issue, we actually over torque them from factor to help them develop a wear pattern. So if this is the case for you, just continue to use the hitch and it will start to loosen up. if you have had the hitch for a long time, just retorque them to 60lbs.

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I contacted Equalizer Support <equalizersupport@progressmfg.com) and their response was:

Those bolts can be torqued from 60-90 Lbs. with a new hitch this is a very common issue, we actually over torque them from factor to help them develop a wear pattern. So if this is the case for you, just continue to use the hitch and it will start to loosen up. if you have had the hitch for a long time, just retorque them to 60lbs.

Hope this helps.

Thank you very much for the info. I just retorqued mine. I had it set at 100ft/lbs.
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That’s what ours was set at I think we originally set it at 70 since then have moved it to about 80 once it got broken in.
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I re-torque mine occasionally (when they feel too loose) to 60#, and I can barely move 'em the first few times afterwards.
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Just towed our TT home, hook up and unhooking is getting easier and easier. Guess mine is "broke in" or I'm getting a little better at this WDH game.
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