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Old 01-10-2007, 03:06 PM   #29
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To store the Equal-i-zer in the back of our SUV, I took an idea from someone on this Forum and built a wooden box to hold all the parts. I disconnect the two square bars in put them in the box first. It's very easy to connect/disconnect the bars. Then, the ball hitch goes into the box. By separating the parts, I hope to pospone the hernia.

I should also get a second set of pins to keep elsewhere in the SUV just in case I lose one of these essential components.
That's kind of what I was thinking of, a box or platform/cradle with handles. Postponing the hernia is always a worthwhile undertaking

You can get pin sets directly from Progress Mfg. on the web: Equal-i-zer® Hitch - The “American Original” with 4-Point Sway Control™ and Weight Distribution
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Old 01-11-2007, 02:43 AM   #30
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Thanks, Randy for fine report on Equal-i-zer WD Hitch…
And for the reminder to lube hitch and keep bolts tightened.
Here’s one solution for hitch and bar(s) storage:
"Quick Hints for Happy Airstreaming" by John Irwin,
Airstream Life Magazine, Spring 2006, page 74:
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Old 01-11-2007, 07:44 AM   #31
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SilverGate,

Thanks for that picture. That's kind of what I was thinking about. Although lifting the whole thing together by the handles might bring back the hernia concerns, this looks like a workable solution. I'll make up some plans for the 10,000#/1,000# hitch I have and post them for all.
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RGodfrey,

I've posted somewhere else on this forum an alternate method of attaching the L-bracket/clamps to the A-frame. Since doing this, I have not had to touch the square bolt or tighten anything. It greatly improved the rigidity of the mount and gave me the feeling that what little movement was happening between the L-brackets and bars was going entirely towards reducing side-to-side and up-and-down oscillations/tendencies.

If I could point you to the pictures I posted, I would...or PM me and I'll just send them to you.

I did mention this to the manufacturer but got no interest in pursuing.

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Marc -- Your have a number of posts on this topic. Ten various posts start here. And another here. Keep this up and we'll make you the guru of Equal-i-zers.
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Old 01-16-2007, 08:56 PM   #34
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Thanks B25. I found the pictures in the first link in Canoe Stream's reply. It's post #40. Thanks Canoe Stream for the pointer.

I'll take a look at my set-up when I bring it home again in a few weeks and see if this could work.
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