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Old 11-13-2014, 03:49 PM   #449
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I used the 1000lb bars on our 19, 20 and now our 25. They were ok on the 19 as I was towing with a Sonoma 4x4. They were too much for the 20 as we switched to a HD 1/2 ton 2008 (7200lb GVW) but they are perfect with the 25 FB.( same truck)
All that being said, I really like the system and it's performance all around.


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Old 11-13-2014, 05:00 PM   #450
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I have 1,000# bars on my 30" Classic. I finally got everything adjusted right AND the trailer nearly level (1/8" nose down- as close as it's gonna get).
It handles beautifully. We hardly feel the wind or 18 wheelers going by. We see the wind blowing the trees and other cars fighting to hold it in the road, but we feel nothing. The trailer tracks arrow straight. It's almost as if the trailer isn't even there. I am glad to be rewarded for my hard-headed persistence in trying every single adjustment till I got it as good as it gets.
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:08 PM   #451
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I have 1,000# bars on my 30" Classic. I finally got everything adjusted right AND the trailer nearly level (1/8" nose down- as close as it's gonna get).
It handles beautifully. We hardly feel the wind or 18 wheelers going by. We see the wind blowing the trees and other cars fighting to hold it in the road, but we feel nothing. The trailer tracks arrow straight. It's almost as if the trailer isn't even there. I am glad to be rewarded for my hard-headed persistence in trying every single adjustment till I got it as good as it gets.
Now add or subtract from that great feeling by riding in the very rear of the trailer at 60 MPH for a couple of miles or so.

All to many times, the rear end can sway, but you never feel it in the drivers seat.

Give it a try, for your own peace of mind.

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Old 11-13-2014, 05:18 PM   #452
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I have 1,000# bars on my 30" Classic. I finally got everything adjusted right AND the trailer nearly level (1/8" nose down- as close as it's gonna get).
It handles beautifully. We hardly feel the wind or 18 wheelers going by. We see the wind blowing the trees and other cars fighting to hold it in the road, but we feel nothing. The trailer tracks arrow straight. It's almost as if the trailer isn't even there. I am glad to be rewarded for my hard-headed persistence in trying every single adjustment till I got it as good as it gets.


And link your thread. It'll slip some backbone to those who may need it. An excellent example of not giving in (declaring victory and running for home), but the sand to get it right.

Am pleased to read you are pleased. Now one can put ones focus where it belongs in negotiating the road

I find it disheartening to run 10k miles monthly and see consistently bad hitch lash up on A/S trailers.


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Old 11-13-2014, 05:32 PM   #453
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We have a 20FC and tow with the 6000lb EQ
It's a good and user friendly hitch. Last Tuesday coming back from Palms Springs was extremely windy and we were passing other trailers on the way home with no issues. Kept it at 55mph all the way home.


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Old 11-13-2014, 05:54 PM   #454
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Anyone towing a 23D with a half ton truck using an Equal-i-zer?
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:08 PM   #455
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We're towing an International 27FB with our Ram 1500 and an Equal-i-zer with 1,000 pound bars. The dealer sold it to us that way. We spent some time and energy adjusting / optimizing the configuration, and I'm sure there's more we could do to improve it. Still, we've been satisfied with the arrangement thus far.
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Old 11-14-2014, 02:00 AM   #456
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Anyone towing a 23D with a half ton truck using an Equal-i-zer?
Doesn't seem that anyone is!


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Old 11-14-2014, 07:23 AM   #457
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Anyone towing a 23D with a half ton truck using an Equal-i-zer?
Not a 23D but I am towing a 25' Flying Cloud rear bed with a 2012 Ford F-150. My dealer gave me the 600# bars. I questioned whether they should have given me 1000# bars but after 3,500 miles of towing I have no complaints.
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Old 11-14-2014, 07:29 AM   #458
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We're considering replacing the Huskey WD/friction sway control system that was dealer installed on our new 2014 International 23D. One option under consideration is the Equalizer

We'd love to hear from anyone who has purchased an Equalizer for an Airstream International 23D or any AS 23 for that matter, tell of your experience with system sizing for their trailer.

After 37300 miles towing our FC23FB on a 10K Equalizer Hitch, I must say that it has been a trouble-free, smooth towing experience. First TV was a 08 Grand Cherokee Diesel, now a 14 GC Diesel with full active air suspension. All sorts of weather and road conditions, inc. snow. Just plain easy. The only negative is the creaking of the bars when first hooked up dry. A little spray lube takes care of that. I do this occasionally and I haven't noticed diminished performance due to the reduced friction.

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Old 11-14-2014, 07:47 AM   #459
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The bars creaking gets much louder when it rains. I guess that rain/water/moisture makes the Sway Jacket Brackets not perform their intended purpose.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:04 AM   #460
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Hi, so far on this trip, we have had no problems at all. We started in Salem, Oregon and went to the Jackson Rancheria Rally in Northern California. Then we made it to Southern California and stayed for a while. From there we went to Las Vegas, Nevada. Then Flagstaff, Arizona. Drove through part of Utah. Then to Albuquerque, New Mexico. And now in Roswell, New Mexico. We had a little bit of rain, snow, strong winds, and a lot of freezing weather. Somewhere around 3,000 miles and the only thing done to my hitch was to re-grease it two or three times.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:41 AM   #461
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The creaking/popping doesn't really bother me. It just means you actually have effective weight distribution and sway control.
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Old 11-14-2014, 09:58 AM   #462
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I take my hitch apart twice a year to clean and regrease it as Bob described and no more noise.
Thanks for the tip Bob, it was nice meeting you.


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