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Old 12-20-2009, 06:36 AM   #11
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Is there any issues with the Equalizer making a loud noise. I have seen posts on other forums that say this has been a big problem and there is nothing that can be done ,but it does fade over time. I am thinking of getting it but wondered how it compares with the Reese.
We had quite of a bit of noise and "popping" with our previous "chain" hitch, so we were used to errant hitch noises. There is also noise with our new Equalizer. I don't believe any more so than our previous hitches.
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Old 12-20-2009, 07:53 AM   #12
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Is there any issues with the Equalizer making a loud noise. I have seen posts on other forums that say this has been a big problem and there is nothing that can be done ,but it does fade over time. I am thinking of getting it but wondered how it compares with the Reese.
The equal-i-zer system is friction sway control, but there is a very easy cure for the little noise that may occur occassionally.
http://www.equalizerhitch.com/store/...d=105&parent=0
This lube last a long time and it does not take very much. I have had the same tube for over two years now. I clean and lube the system about every 4th weekend trip. No problems in two years.
As for the Reese system, I have not had one or used one, so I can not comment on their system.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:52 AM   #13
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I broke down and bought a Hensley , and I know they cost alot but its fantastic ! I can make sharper turns , no sway ,I feel it was worth every nickel . Kipper
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:32 PM   #14
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I have a JAYCO 25RKS G2 and use a 1000/10000lb Equal-i-zer hitch the hitch is 940lb trailer is 6300 dry. I am getting some hopping from the back end the question I have is that a good set-up, or do I ned to go to the 1200/12000lb bars, or just need to readjust
what I got?. THANKS
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Old 10-06-2010, 06:29 PM   #15
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I have a JAYCO 25RKS G2 and use a 1000/10000lb Equal-i-zer hitch the hitch is 940lb trailer is 6300 dry. I am getting some hopping from the back end the question I have is that a good set-up, or do I ned to go to the 1200/12000lb bars, or just need to readjust
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Have you had a chance to actually weigh the tongue with the tt's front compartment/tanks/batteries loaded for travel? Our 900lb tongue wound up weighing out at just over 1000lbs. If we actually install an electric tongue jack, that will increase another 23+ lbs. We asked for the 1200/12k bars and are glad we did. Hope this helps some
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Old 10-06-2010, 09:51 PM   #16
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Couldn't afford the Hensley or Propride with the cost of the new TT earlier this year so I went with the Reese dual cam. Once it was set up properly it was a pleasure. I believe you will need to do some adjusting with every system.
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Old 10-11-2010, 10:22 PM   #17
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I can't imagine that you would need a equalizer bar with a F250.
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Old 10-12-2010, 07:21 AM   #18
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Why are you wanting to switch? Are you having troubles with existing setup? I'm using a husky friction/chain setup now. I just pulled our new 324BDS (read big and heavy) with an F150 100 miles half interstate with a good crosswind and half Ozark mountains without any trouble. I think proper setup is key and just hate to see folks spend money on something if not needed.
If you want a new hitch for fun factor that's fine but might be more fun to spend on mods
Just my .02 cents
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:18 PM   #19
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I have a JAYCO 25RKS G2 and use a 1000/10000lb Equal-i-zer hitch the hitch is 940lb trailer is 6300 dry. I am getting some hopping from the back end the question I have is that a good set-up, or do I ned to go to the 1200/12000lb bars, or just need to readjust
what I got?. THANKS

Im currently towing a 2010 25rks with a 2010 F150 3.55 limited slip. Im also using the 1000/10000 equalizer hitch. I was tempted to go with the 1200/12000 hitch but the salesman talked me out of it as he said he sells the 1000 and 25rks all the time with no complaints, and that Id get a poor quality tow with the 1200/12000. I was sceptical but went with his advice as I couldnt see any reason hed mislead me on the hitch.

Havent towed very much as I only bought the trailer and hitch a month ago and I have no other towing experience. But it seems to tow fine. Im going to raise the bars slightly on the next trip to try and level the trailer/truck a bit, but other than that minor adjustment, I think it is towing well. I get some sway in high winds but no complaints other than that.

Hope this helps, perhaps you can provide more info on your TTany other 25rks owners out there that care to comment?
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I just added two more washers the dealer ony had four put in at the set-up
it seems to be much better now. going this weekend to try her out, as far as the trailer goes we love it with the layout and no issues with it so far. got it in April of this year. Hope you have fun with yours.
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