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Old 05-24-2018, 10:45 AM   #15
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We use Equalizer WD bars and had a devil of a time early on. The airbag suspension on our TV added to the confusion.

The tips provided here definitely are relevant. I would add:
1) carry at least one spare “slow blow” fuse for your jack. Hand cranking works well, but I have blown the fuse lifting the AS and TV. Slow blow fuses are sometimes difficult to find. Airstream and NAPA auto can get them.
2) Usually the problem is worse when the front of the TV is angled up from the rear. I learned to park level, or with front of tv lower than rear.
3) it sometimes helps to connect and/or disconnect the WD bars before (or after) parking in your space. This allows you to be sure you are on level ground. It also makes for a quieter and easier backing up and turning the AS.
4) always put fresh grease on the ball before every tow
5) putting tension on the ball by pulling an inch forward after placing the coupler on may help with releasing it or connecting it because the latch moves forward from the rear of the hitch.
6) be nice to other people because some days it just goes easier than others for no obvious reason. I suspect it is due to that karma thing.

Overall, I have had great towing for over 40,000 miles in all terrains, traffic, and weather conditions with the Equalizer. It is very stable with no sway whatsoever. And the weight distribution is excellent as confirmed by numerous CAT scale checks.

I wish you some great trips this season!

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Old 05-24-2018, 11:47 AM   #16
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I unhitched in a campground and a week later torrential rain had let the trailer sink so far I could NOT get rehitched. After many tries a large man walked up and solved the problem, by getting two large friends and all three sitting on the tonneau cover. Posted the story here, and another simple solution was offered - partially deflate the truck's rear tires, hitch and reinflate.

Creative problem solving - now why couldn't I have thought of that?

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