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Old 02-21-2010, 10:36 AM   #1
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Talking EQ hitch install / propane line

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Just took possession of a 2007 19ft Bambi and I want to install an EQ stabilizing hitch. Noticed the propane line is on the bottom of the trailer frame and may interfere with the hitch install. Anyone ran into this and if so did you move the propane line?? If so how did you do that??

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Old 02-21-2010, 11:28 AM   #2
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See if your propane line is held in place with a strap or two. If so, you can remove the straps, gently bend the line the allow installing the hitch, then reattach or relocate the line as needed.

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Old 02-21-2010, 01:18 PM   #3
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Gary,
Good to pay attention to, I first installed mine with the bottom bolt below the gas line and, predictably, incurred the infamous curved back plate. Learned on this forum the problems with the curve, so corrected it.

Removed the Equal-i-zer hanger, removed two propane line clips, gently bent the propane line down for the hanger bolt. Reinstalled the hanger with the bolts snugly against the frame, top and bottom. Tightened down well and now no perceptible curvature on the back plate of the hanger.

Installed four years ago and have never had any slip or movement of the bracket, even when the back plate was curved. You can see pictures of the bracket over and below the gas pipe on my photo album on this forum or at our web photo album, Picasa Web Albums - dreamstreamr

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EQ hitch / propane

Thanks all for the info. What tenique did you use for the bending process? Photos were great.
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I also added a piece of 1/2 inch round pipe insulation around the propane line where the propane line crosses over the bracket. I see in the photo that the bracket has some type of material covering the bracket. Either way is fine.

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how to bend the pipe

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Thanks all for the info. What tenique did you use for the bending process? Photos were great.
Once the clips removed, inserted a 1/2" wood dowel a couple of inches fore then aft of the bracket bolt location. Was able to push the bend by hand.

Wish I had used nicer material around the bolt threads instead of plastic ribbed loom but the pipe and bolt don't even touch anyway, there's 1/8" gap and both are locked in place.

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Thanks for the info!!

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