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Old 06-15-2015, 10:44 AM   #659
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I like the idea, but what about security and the bars along with the clips being stolen?

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Old 06-15-2015, 02:40 PM   #660
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Ever think about putting a cable lock through the "eye" of each and locking to the chain? That just seems too tempting to me, I'm not that trustworthy, especially when she's in storage.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:37 PM   #661
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If you put the bars and parts in a PVC tube as mentioned, it is easy to store in the stern 'hose' storage area..

no one will fiddle around in there...

You could also tuck in the truck bed ... in car trunk might roll around kinda noisy.. and in an accident, the 'steel' flying around might be a bad thing.. DAMHIK....

If you get some foam, you can wrap around each 'end' of the bars, secure with a small bungee.. just big enough to slide into the PVC pipe... will keep it quiet...
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:37 PM   #662
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I like the idea, but what about security and the bars along with the clips being stolen?

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I live in da 'hood and I ain't worried. No one would even notice. Anyone who knows what they are for and what to do with them already has them. I'm not worried in a campground. RV people are the best, and their stuff is nicer than my stuff. My stuff wouldn't do them any good. What they have is nicer. A thief walking down the alley at home wouldn't notice or know what they are or what to do with them. I used to store them in the rear bumper storage compartment. 99% of the time at home it is attached to the truck. If it isn't attached to the truck, the truck is backed up to it and appears to be coupled up. In my 'hood, bicycles, weedeaters, and lawn mowers are greater targets.
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Old 06-15-2015, 06:39 PM   #663
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My trailer is parked at a funeral home. That in itself may be a deterrent. No one has ever stolen or vandalized the hearses or limousines. The neighborhood kids do walk through the alley all hours going' to da stow to git a cold pop and a bag o' 'tato chips.
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:08 AM   #664
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I live in da 'hood and I ain't worried. No one would even notice. Anyone who knows what they are for and what to do with them already has them. I'm not worried in a campground. RV people are the best, and their stuff is nicer than my stuff. My stuff wouldn't do them any good. What they have is nicer. A thief walking down the alley at home wouldn't notice or know what they are or what to do with them. I used to store them in the rear bumper storage compartment. 99% of the time at home it is attached to the truck. If it isn't attached to the truck, the truck is backed up to it and appears to be coupled up. In my 'hood, bicycles, weedeaters, and lawn mowers are greater targets.

Fortunately we do not live in the hood. That said we have had stuff stolen from our TV, and on a different occasion our campsite. TV had a vinyl cover on bed, cut open with a knife while we were on morning walk with our dog. Took hitch head, bars, personal items and were gone, not campground folks, but thieves. So, we now have fiberglass topper and lock almost everything.

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Old 06-17-2015, 02:06 PM   #665
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The last time I had something stolen from me at a campground was in 1988. There was a big construction job. When it ended, all of the construction workers who lived in the campground left while I was at work. Someone stole my boat, my clothes, and pretty much everything I owned a except my tents. I always camped with 2 pup tents- 1 to sleep in, the other to store my stuff. The thief emptied the one containing my stuff.
After that, I rented a house trailer.


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Old 06-18-2015, 09:56 AM   #666
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What in the blazes does any of this have to do with EQ hitches !!! Unsubscribing so you can go on ...
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:39 PM   #667
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You see, what had happened was...
I store my weight bars just sitting in the L-brackets-
See? Plenty to do with Equal-i-zer hitches-
Someone asked if I was concerned about the bars being stolen. I ain't skeered!


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I just been leaving the bars on the dirt. Good idea to leave them in the L brackets.
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Old 06-18-2015, 11:30 PM   #669
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Hi, I built a tray in my storage compartment for my spring bars. I also leave my clips and pins in there too. I lock my hitch head to my "L" bracket with my locking hitch pin.
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:14 AM   #670
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The 1 1/8" socket and 30" breaker bar I ordered arrived yesterday. Looks like this weekend I will be adding 2 washers to the lil rivet and dropping the L brackets back down 1 hole. In the process I will be adding in the jackets to the L brackets and cleaning/greasing as needed.

I have about 2k miles on my set up now and this is my first major adjustment. Hopefully I will get the bars nice and parallel, dampen some of the noise and get my rig back to level - as we have added stuff to our AS it has got a little out of level!

Is it sad I am excited about this?
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Old 06-19-2015, 09:43 AM   #671
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I have towed my 25 Safari with a diesel Excursion and an Equalizer for ten years and many thousands of miles.
The Airstream dealer set up the hitch when I purchased the trailer.
Recently, I had some work done on the trailer. The repair person said the hitch wasn't set up correctly so I told him to redo it. He showed me that that ball wasn't completely tightened to the hitch and that got my attention and persuaded me that something was wrong.
After he set up the hitch, I noticed a decided improvement in the handling. In fact over a three day recent trip of 1300 miles about half of it mountain driving, I experienced quite a bit less driver fatigue from the times I made the trip in the past.
Here is what he did. Reduced the tilt back in the hitch by taking out washers. It is now almost horizontal. Set up the spring bars three full notches. Now the back end of the truck is at the same height unloaded as it is hitched up and I no longer bottom the hitch going over vados. He tightened up all the bolts with an air wrench. He said it is almost impossible to get the bolts tight enough without one.
What I noticed most was almost a total absence of hobby horsing over whoop de doos despite 1000 lb spring bars which are heavy for my trailer. Also I noticed a reduction in wandering. As a bonus, The trailer goes on an off the hitch much easier without as much tilt back of the ball.
Airstreams are the best handling travel trailers. With a well set up hitch and a tow vehicle in good condition, the rig should handle almost as well as the tow vehicle solo. If it doesn't something needs attention, probably the hitch.
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How many washers did you end up with?

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