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Old 07-27-2015, 05:39 PM   #715
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I don't know about the one above, but this socket definitly works.

Powerbuilt 643216 3/4-Inch Drive 12 Point 1-7/8-Inch Socket - - Amazon.com

I paired it with this breaker bar.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o07_s01

Inserted the hitch sideways into the receiver, then stood and jumped on the breaker bar. I weight about 170 lbs. At two feet that's 340 lbs of torque. Bouncing up and down a little more. So far the ball in on real tight and has not moved.
That'll work. Thanks!
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:27 AM   #716
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Hi all,

Equalizer just published a new Youtube video yesterday. Does a really good job of explaining how to adjust your TV and TT setup.


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Old 07-29-2015, 09:23 PM   #717
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Yeah, but...
Going by their instructions did not work for my setup-
I had to just keep experimenting until something worked.
The instructions did give me a "starting point"- do what they said snd then adjust what was necessary-
Possibly consequence of big trailer with a 1/2 ton truck?


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Old 07-30-2015, 09:54 AM   #718
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Tongue weight on SOBs seem to be so much less than an Airstream.

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Old 07-30-2015, 01:39 PM   #719
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My sob weighed 1,000# less than my Airstream, but rode rougher and used more gas-


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Old 07-31-2015, 09:39 AM   #720
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I don't know about the one above, but this socket definitly works.

Powerbuilt 643216 3/4-Inch Drive 12 Point 1-7/8-Inch Socket - - Amazon.com

I paired it with this breaker bar.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o07_s01

Inserted the hitch sideways into the receiver, then stood and jumped on the breaker bar. I weight about 170 lbs. At two feet that's 340 lbs of torque. Bouncing up and down a little more. So far the ball in on real tight and has not moved.

Scott - thanks! Great suggestion.
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Old 07-31-2015, 01:54 PM   #721
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I need to repaint my head, bars and L Brackets. Do most spray or brush on the paint? Any recommendations for paint?

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Old 07-31-2015, 05:09 PM   #722
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I'd probably use plain old rust-o-ium whenever I do it.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:29 PM   #723
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This thread may answer this question. Moving up to a F250 from a F150. I believe that the receiver is a bit larger on the F250 so I was wondering if I need to get a bigger "shank" for the Equalizer? I think it is called a shank. Anyway the part that plugs into the receiver of your TV.
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The newer Superdutys use a 2 1\2" receiver. They come with an adapter so you can use your existing 2" but best if you upgrade the shank to 2 1\2 to reduce some of the play at the ball. I haven't done that yet as I will also have to upgrade my rocktamers to 2 1\2" as well


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Old 08-01-2015, 11:49 PM   #725
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I was reluctant to upgrade my shank to the 2 1/2" as I thought it was limit my flexibility with other vehicles. But I did upgrade because I was tired of the reducer sliding around when I was putting the hitch in.

It was funny because FedEx delivered the hitch with just a label attached.

However, after the first trip the hitch became so tight I had a VERY difficult time getting it out. Lots of wiggling and pulling.

I contacted Equal-i-zer and they said they had not heard of that (great!) but realized they make the shank with very little tolerance. They recommended I grind some off the hitch shank to help it fit.

I did and it helped get the shank in. Put the next trip it was hard again. Ground off some more. Easy to get it.

We will see after the next trip.
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Old 08-05-2015, 03:36 PM   #726
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So I got the new pads for the L-bracket along with the spring loaded retainers for the L-bracket (both ends). Yesterday I drove almost 400 miles and stopped for the night. I did my walk around check before dark and again this morning before leaving. Everything looked fine.

I pulled out of Wal-Mart, right turn, left turn, right turn onto the 4-lane then onto the ramp for the Interstate. I drove almost 5 miles, exited and left turn, right turn, left turn. I'm at the pump and everything seemed normal.

I started pumping gas and did my walk around. Now you may say that's needless, but when I went to the hitch the right spring arm was just dangling there. Thankfully the front pin held it in place. Oddly enough, the new retainer pin and clip were still in the L-bracket. How can that be?

I raised up the TV and put the spring arm back on and the retainer pin back in its hole. I drove another 120 miles without incident.

Has anyone else used the new spring loaded retainer pins and had the spring arm somehow slide off? I have no clue how this could have happened. There is so much tension on those arms that I don't see any way they could jump over the pin. Other side was just fine.
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Old 08-05-2015, 04:00 PM   #727
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Maybe you took a really sharp turn someplace and cause the ball to slide so far forward it fell off the bracket.
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Old 08-05-2015, 05:20 PM   #728
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32 inches from center of ball to center of L bracket max distance per install instructions


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