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Old 05-09-2016, 07:38 PM   #1
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Weight distribution brackets and the Propane gas line along the

Hi folks! This is my first actual post, so please bear with me if I'm not doing something about this correctly.

My issue is that my weight distribution hitch bracket for the trailer tongue (which I believe the previous owner used) won't go on because of the gas line. I have read about people bending the line after removing the clips that hold it in place, but I want to make sure that is "ok" to do. Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:59 PM   #2
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I will post some pictures tomorrow morning.
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Bending a propane line slightly should be OK as long as you don't kink it. What brand of hitch do you have? Where exactly is your gas line? Is it pipe or tubing?
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Old 05-10-2016, 11:35 AM   #5
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I don't have a photo, but...
The gas line on mine is bent to allow the weight distribution brackets to mount to the trailer tongue.
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Hi folks! This is my first actual post, so please bear with me if I'm not doing something about this correctly.

My issue is that my weight distribution hitch bracket for the trailer tongue (which I believe the previous owner used) won't go on because of the gas line. I have read about people bending the line after removing the clips that hold it in place, but I want to make sure that is "ok" to do. Any suggestions would be great.
Thanks in advance!
My Signature had the same problem when I bought it used. The gas line runs under the frame where the Equilizer bracket is mounted. Whoever mounted the bracket, installed the lower bolt below the gas line instead of mounting it against the underside of the frame. So the gas line hasn't been disturbed but the Equilizer bracket seems to be secure. Good to see someone else brought up the problem. I thought it was just mine but I can see where that gas line could be a problem for rveryone with an Equalizer.
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My Equalizer hitch is mounted so the gas line doesn't interfere with it. It's in storage so I can't offer a picture, but I recall noticing that the line is near the brackets. Either a PO or probably the dealership set it up. The hitch is solid and the gas pipe isn't kinked.
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I found it necessary to move the propane line slightly on my trailer to install some of the hitch components.
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I will take a picture after work.
The Equal-i-zer hitch was installed by the dealer.
The slightly bent gas line hasn't affected anything.
Everything still works.
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OB - what brand hitch? The local AS dealer in Fairfield installs/sells Equilizer and Blue Ox hitches and can likely help you with a quick call if the hitch is either of those brands. A slight relocation of the LPG line may well be required, but kinking the line is a bad idea. Not getting firm and solid contact on the hitch brackets is also a problem, so get it right.

Welcome to the forum. Lots of info here and quite a bit of experience with all the hitch brands. Post your pictures and you should get some good feedback on how to resolve the problem.

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The propane line on my trailer is not kinked, but gently bent.
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So helpful everyone! Thank you for the warm welcome. I'm working on it right now, and it seems like Glenrms had the same or similar issue. I took some pics but I'm not sure about uploading them?
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I figured it out! Thank you for the pictures and all the advice! There was a screw that I removed to remove one bracket in the gas line, slight bend, and I'm good to go.
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