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Old 09-29-2014, 08:24 PM   #113
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If the leverage bars are basically loose, then there is little improvement over just a plain ball. The receiver on the truck is not level, it is pointing skyward, thus all the leverage is used trying to get the arms level.

Get under the truck and determine why the truck receiver is NOT level with the road. You might have a serious frame issue there.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:34 PM   #114
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You mentioned the bars aren't carrying any significant weight. That's an indicator of a problem. If you already have washers in the hitch and still not loading the bars the either (1) the brackets are too low or the hitch is (2) pointing up. You really want those bars to be carrying a good load. That's how sway control works, friction between bars and brackets. I still think something's funny with the truck mounted receiver, doesn't look right.. I'd first try adding as many washers that will fit.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:39 PM   #115
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If the leverage bars are basically loose, then there is little improvement over just a plain ball. The receiver on the truck is not level, it is pointing skyward, thus all the leverage is used trying to get the arms level.

Get under the truck and determine why the truck receiver is NOT level with the road. You might have a serious frame issue there.

It is sitting in my angled driveway-
The driveway is on a slant up to the rear wheels of the truck then levels off where the trailer is-
The receiver shank does come out of the truck straight and is parallel to the road when on a level road. It my go up a little because the truck has a "rake" to it- the front is lower than the back/
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:41 PM   #116
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The way I have it now it does have weight distribution, but the bars are not parallel to the tongue as Equal-i-zer says they should be. When I set it up the way Equal-i-zer says it has no weight distribution.
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Old 09-29-2014, 08:45 PM   #117
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The brackets are as high as they will go.
I have weight distribution and sway control. It drives, rides, handles good. It's just that the trailer is nose down. Go higher on the ball the trailer is nose up and handles bad. There has got to be a way to get the trailer level and have weight distribution. There has to be an in the middle- good handling AND a level trailer-
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:06 AM   #118
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There is a tremendous amount of slop/play between the Equal-I-zer shank and the Toyota receiver. I have not figured out exactly how to address this. I have thought about a bead of weld on the bottom and one side of the shank to make it fit snugly. This might affect the hitch adjustments.
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Old 09-30-2014, 06:23 AM   #119
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Camping world and other rv supplies sell a u shaped bracket the eliminates the slop. It's a bolt on thing. If your rig handles okay, maybe leave well enough alone? Unless you are parked on a level area no one will knows if it is perfectly level or not. If you have sway control now, be happy. AS, in their old owners manuals, said a little down is okay. Jim
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Old 09-30-2014, 07:00 PM   #120
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Yep. Someone messaged me that info. I responded that I would be getting on Amazon.
I stopped by an RV store today snd forgot to ask about that thing-a-ma-jig.
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In the end, it may be a little nose down. I am just trying everything first before I decide that. Heck, even getting slop/play out of the hitch shank/receiver might raise the trailer 1/8-1/4".
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I think that thing-a-ma-jig is called a hitch anti-rattle device.
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Old 10-01-2014, 08:54 AM   #123
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I think we are between ⅛" and " nose down depending on the load in the trailer and where she puts it. I could mess with the level ride air suspension but will leave that as an option if things change.
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Looking at the pictures you posted previously in this thread, I think your truck's receiver hitch is not strong enough and is twisting under the load of trying to distribute the tongue weight of your 30 footer.
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We used an Equal-I-Zer hitch for some time before I realized how little flexibility is available in the ridged square w.d. bars. Inland Andy warns about them and Andrew T. at Can-Am cautioned us to keep an eye on our A-frame when going through steep approaches where the rear of the trailer and the front of the truck are both raised. I had to balance that advice against the long, good history of Equal-I-Zer, but ended up replacing it.

SteveH suggests bending of the receiver causing m.honey's inconsistent w.d. settings. m.honey referred to a rising grade of his driveway. Having no idea how how driveway relates to the street, the factors mentioned here may be something to look at. That is, could the truck receiver or trailer A-frame be flexing from the steepness of the driveway entrance and the inflexibility of the w.d. bars?
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The anti rattle thing can be installed to either raise or lower the hitch a little. Bolts on top or on the bottom. Jim
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