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Old 10-04-2017, 06:54 PM   #1
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Equalizer Hitch Question

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Can anyone share the bolt sizes for the equalizer hitch set up (both at the hitch and on the trailer)? In SC for business and plan to set up the TV this weekend when I get back. Want to make sure I have all the tools. Thanks!

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Old 10-04-2017, 08:30 PM   #2
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Shank bolts - 1-1/16", you will need a wrench to hold one end and a BIG torque wrench on the other end, 350 lb. ft. IIRC
Bar socket nuts - 15/16", socket only, the bolts are welded to the head
Trailer bracket bolts and nuts - 3/4"



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Old 10-05-2017, 11:41 AM   #3
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Thank you Al!
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:33 AM   #4
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Save your back.
1/2" drive "breaker bar" from Harbor Freight is about $20.
1 1/8" socket for bolts, I choose a deep socket so I'd clear the bolt threads. (actually, two of these is better, one for each side, or a 1 1/8" box end wrench.) Then, add to your collection a 3' piece of pipe about 1 1/2" ID, enough to go over the breaker bar.
Those nuts holding the shank bolts are tight! Position the hitch in the receiver so you can slip the pipe over the breaker bar and pull away from your vehicle (to avoid bashing the back if it slips)
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:47 AM   #5
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I believe that if you are also putting the ball on the hitch you will need a torque wrench that gets up around the 400 to 450 pound range. Needless to say, this is a lot of force.

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