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Old 05-02-2016, 01:49 PM   #925
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This thread is an encyclopedia of info. Our dealer also recommends the Equalizer hitch.
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:45 AM   #926
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Help -Frame Brackets shifting Equalizer hitch

I have the 1000 lb. bars on my 27 FB for 3 years using the same truck and just lately am experiencing a shift in the L brackets on the frame approx.. 1/2" shift forward.
I went to a RV shop the other day and had them realigned and tighten. That night I left the truck hitched while staying one night with the bars hooked up . Lifted the truck approx. 6" to level . This morning I see the damn brackets had shifted again.
Could it be leaving the rig hitched and elevated made the brackets to shift ?
Should I have freed the bars before leveling the trailer ?
I have lifted the rig in the past on one night stay overs without any problems , and carry the same loads .
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Old 07-22-2016, 10:57 AM   #927
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Keep tightening...
Get equal-i-zer to send new L-brackets or link plates.
Put a piece of drywall sandpaper between the trailer frame rail and L-bracket and then tighten with all you got.
The L-brackets will eventually stop moving around on you.
Also, make the L-brackets match the exact angle of the weight bars. If the L-bracket is at one angle and the weight bars are at another angle, the weight bars will win. The weight bars will push on the L-brackets until the angle matches.
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Old 07-22-2016, 11:59 AM   #928
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I can vouch for the drywall sandpaper trick. I used a little 3M spray adhesive to glue on the sandpaper. My brackets haven't budged. I check the torque with my torque wrench every year and are level with the bars. I also use the Bracket Jackets on my L bars. I keep the head and the ball lubed up.

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Are you using the friction pads on the brackets for the bars?
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:02 PM   #930
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Sway Bracket Jackets-
Those will help.
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Old 07-22-2016, 12:26 PM   #931
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Sway Bracket Jackets-
Those will help.
Totally agree. The best bang for the buck. We were a one-man-band until I got some of those. For us, it doesn't affect the anti-sway or the WD. It is much, much quieter now.
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I did the jackets on mine and it did nothing for the noise I was getting. See the attached video for the noise WITH the brackets. I was told I had to grease the pivot points. Will test that next time.

https://youtu.be/jQMiwgWOFjY
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Fcstreamer,

I know why it didn't quiet things down, that Cady TV is way too quiet. Tow with a Cummins and you won't hear the bars squeakin!

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Old 07-22-2016, 01:17 PM   #934
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The noise in in the moving/rotating parts of the hitch head.
Grease every moving part liberally with bearing grease and grease the ball.
She'll pipe down.


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I did the jackets on mine and it did nothing for the noise I was getting. See the attached video for the noise WITH the brackets. I was told I had to grease the pivot points. Will test that next time.

https://youtu.be/jQMiwgWOFjY
You have to periodically loosen the bolts in the pivot points for the spring arms, grease and torque. Even so, they will squeak after a day's drive. The pads will stop the noise only for the spring arms in the L brackets. Like M. Hony, I liberally grease the ball. I put a paper or plastic cup over the head to prevent grease from escaping onto my pants or leg.
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Yep, we totally recognize that sound. It's about 50% of the way to 😱

If you grease the pivot points and the hitch ball head, that sound will go away. If you do that treatment regularly, the sound will stay gone.
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[QUOTE=richw46;I put a paper or plastic cup over the head to prevent grease from escaping onto my pants or leg.[/QUOTE]


Try a Kirkland water bottle from I think it's the 48 pack. Properly cut there is a ridge that will hold it on the ball when not towing. I stick it in with the propane tanks for travel.


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. I put a paper or plastic cup over the head to prevent grease from escaping onto my pants or leg.

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