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Old 08-31-2015, 11:06 PM   #15
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I'll have to go to storage and measure my AS coupler height. 18" sounds low to me but maybe the 23fb is different. My coupler top is more like 22" off the ground when level. My storage unit is quite level length wise but a liltle high on the street side. I run it up on a couple of Lynx blocks to get it laterally level.

I used my adapter on my old 2" shank and just towed it around the storage facility's asphalt roads to test the brake controller and measure the hitch height. I could tell the 4900 model was going to be close as it only drops the ball only another 3". The adapter fit better than expected much tighter than my Tundra's receiver. The 2" shank seemed just right.

The new 2 1/2" shank is heavy and with the head is getting close to being unsafe heavy. I need to work out. I'm thinking of getting a HitchGrip to help in carrying the head from the garage to the truck. This shank seems to fit just right in the Ram receiver with little play.

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Old 09-01-2015, 02:13 PM   #16
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Talked to Equalizer customer service today and told them how high the AS was out of level when hitched to the Ram with the 2.5" 90-02-4900. Gave them all the measurement and tongue weight on the AS an after they did some calculating they said the light tongue weight is the problem. They said I would need the 2" 90-02-4400 with my adapter. I wish they would have asked the tongue weight os the AS before. So, I sent the 2.5" shank back to Amazon and ordered 2" 90-02-4400 from eTrailer from only $134.95 and free slow ground shipping. Will not have it until late next week. I'll let you know how it work.
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Old 09-01-2015, 02:36 PM   #17
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Looking at you loaded numbers from a couple of posts ago when you hitch your Airstream up without WD your front end stays the same and you only drop 1". You may not need WD just an anti-sway friction bar.

How many washers do you have in the head and what weight are your bars.

Mine are 1000lb bars and I have 5 washers in my head, but after I get my shell installed, Bedrug and load up my typical camping weekend load I may need to add another washer.

I'm going to swing by my AS in storage and measure my coupler height. It should be about 22" if my memory serves.

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Old 09-01-2015, 05:56 PM   #18
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I measured my tongue height. Looks to be between 23" -24". The trailer is level. I mesured the frame to the ground at both ends and it showed 19". A torpedo level on the frame showed level.

Looking at my tape measure 18" seems very low.

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I was surprised the first time we measured the coupler height. I even looked in the AS manual and found 18.75" for the 23 FB. The Equalizer guy said to use 5 washers and thought that unless I had a lot of weight behind the rear wheels I would not see the front move on a 3/4 ton. This would mean the sway function would be all I was using. My bars are also 1000lb.
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Old 09-20-2015, 07:45 PM   #20
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Finally received the 2" 90-02-4400 on Friday. Went out today and hitched up the AS and towed it to a local parking lot to take measurements. Everything was good. Towed it for 50 miles on country roads and highways and both the Ram and AS handled good. We'll be headed out to Highland Haven AS Park early next month for a shakedown.
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Old 09-25-2015, 12:11 PM   #21
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Good to read you have this problem solved. I performed my first tow with the Ram to a local COE park at Table Rock Lake. Getting to the campground requires towing 10 miles on a winding, hilling road with some 20mph curves down hill. Forgot to use the exhaust brake but the Ram shifted down automatically in tow haul. Used the exhaust brake on Auto on the way home and when it comes on you can hear some "jake brake" noise coming into the cab. Still getting used to the handling but I think its going to work out well in the long run. Just hate to fill up with diesel since the pumps are located on specific station islands or off to the side of the building so not as convenient as gas but I'll get used to it.

I had to pull the trailer out of this spot before I could hook up the bars becayse of the angle of the road coming into the site and it wasn't level laterally.

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I wish Chrysler engineers would have programmed the air break to come on automatically when you selected tow/haul. Also dislike that they both automatically disengage when you turn off the engine. I think they need software developers that have used a truck to tow.

Have the same issue with not being able to engage the Equilizer bars until I get the AS out of our spot at the storage lot and into a parking lot up the road. With the added length of the the Ram parking in my spot is a big challenge requiring the wife's help. We are hopping to find a better storage place but there aren't many in our area that have spots available so we are on a wait list. I guess this is all part of the experience.

Around here all the diesel pumps are the easy to identify and get to with a trailer because of high usage of diesel trucks. My only problem is this usually mean a long wait to use them. Another part of the experience!

You rig look good, silver was my top choice but I couldn't find one anywhere in our area.
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I moved my Equalizer hitch from my 2013 RAM 1500 to my 2016 RAM 2500 with rear air leveling system. I had to go to a 12 inch long 2" shank for a level trailer and truck in Alt Trailer Height Mode (air level). I bought the used 12 inch Equalizer shank from a friend.

Everything works well except I'm concerned with what seems like excessive play using the 2 to 2.5 inch adapter. I'm wondering if this might lead to a failure down the road.

Has anyone who tried the 2 inch with the 2.5 adapter then with the 2.5 inch shank noticed a big difference in the amount of play?
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Big difference! I was actually bending the hitch pin when using the adapter.


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I'll need to purchase a new 2.5 inch Equalizer shank and 2.5 inch Rock Tamer hub to replace my 2 inch stuff. I can buy both at etrailer.com for significantly less than from Equalizer.com and Rocktamer.com.

Has anyone here had experience with trailer.com? I'm wonder if they are selling knock-offs or re-seling the the genuine articles.
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My purchase from them was minimal, but it was the Curt brand. Took a while to get it. But no problems. Worst case was another supplier. They came up first on the search engine several times, so I assumed they were reputable and just ordered. A few days later, I checked reviews and got a shock. My order came a little late, but it did come with no problems. Won't take the risk again. Good for you to check before you order. Pat
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My purchase from them was minimal, but it was the Curt brand. Took a while to get it. But no problems. Worst case was another supplier. They came up first on the search engine several times, so I assumed they were reputable and just ordered. A few days later, I checked reviews and got a shock. My order came a little late, but it did come with no problems. Won't take the risk again. Good for you to check before you order. Pat
I checked on-line reviews of e-trailer.com and they were pretty bad overall. I'll most likely pay a little more for a better experience.
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