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Old 12-28-2014, 08:43 AM   #1
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Whitehawk frame and equalizer hitch

I'LL install my equalizer hitch for my Whitehawk 24RBS. I've ran into this document http://www.equalizerhitch.com/pdf/balnorcoframes.pdf and I wonder if its really neccessary to buy the different hardware or not, and what material one can use to make the necessary shim if neccessary
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Old 12-28-2014, 08:43 PM   #2
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Did you measure the frame height to see if it is not 4" or 5"? My 2014 24FBS was dealer installed with no additional hardware needed. There is no gap, as Equalizer discussed.
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Jeff,

I've not measure the frame since the trailer is on the dealership lot not really close from home, I was just curious .The Jayflight and Whitehawk are not using the same frame so there is maybe where the difference is ? Anyway thanks for your message

BTW I've considered the 24FBS trailer in the past, we danced a lot between the 24RBS and yours so do you like it, how heavy it is behind your pick up ? I would have pulled that with a 2014 ecoboost tow package 3.73 . To be honest we choose the RBS because they didn't have the 2014FBS on the lot and the price was really good for the RBS since it was their last 2014 on the lot just before winter...anyway both trailer are real nice :-)

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Did you measure the frame height to see if it is not 4" or 5"? My 2014 24FBS was dealer installed with no additional hardware needed. There is no gap, as Equalizer discussed.
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Old 12-29-2014, 08:56 AM   #4
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Equal-i-zer says in the document you provided... 'We recommend using a shim made from a durable material such as steel or hardwood.'

That includes a lot of materials! An aluminum plate as a shim might be better than either wood or steel (more durable and no rust).

Another alternative might be a metal tube of the appropriate thickness and length over one (or both) of the bolts as a spacer between the two plates.

The shim is under clamping forces only. The drawing in their document may be accurate, but could have been made more helpful.
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Yes Oldman I've realised later that the shim is there to avoid the buckling of the bracket and not the up and down movement of the bracket on the A frame since the spring arm will keep the bracket solidly against the frame...I'm slow in English and even in french sometimes...my wife would say most of the time tough.....



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Equal-i-zer says in the document you provided... 'We recommend using a shim made from a durable material such as steel or hardwood.'

That includes a lot of materials! An aluminum plate as a shim might be better than either wood or steel (more durable and no rust).

Another alternative might be a metal tube of the appropriate thickness and length over one (or both) of the bolts as a spacer between the two plates.

The shim is under clamping forces only. The drawing in their document may be accurate, but could have been made more helpful.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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If it were mine, I would just make a shim. Just my .02
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