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Old 07-20-2007, 10:35 AM   #43
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My plan is to set my new Equal-I-Zer up tomorrow on the Long Long Trailer and see how she does. I'll report back....

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Old 08-29-2007, 02:38 PM   #44
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Hello Resorts

Did you ever sell your Equal-I-Zer?


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Old 08-29-2007, 03:16 PM   #45
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I havent used any other than at the hitch head (10w 30). Im still hoping that someone has had some experience with the Blue Ox and will give some feedback. Since I can afford a Hensly Im hoping that might be the next best choice
Check a salvage yard, check e-bay and craigslist... heck, check your local small fry RV dealers and online RV traders. I know someone who paid $800 for a SOB because it included a Hensley Hitch. Took of the Hensley and sold the trailer for parts and scrap.

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Old 08-29-2007, 07:38 PM   #46
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Eq is good stuff if set up right

Hey guys, you all may have already seen this, but I did a detailed report on my Eq setup and what issues I had. It's in this link:

Bottom line is once you get it set up right, it works great. The only problem I've had are with the link plates shifting on the A-Frame. I think the best solution is to simply weld them onto the A-frame and call it good. For some, the factory's advice of "medium tight, don't bow the plates too much" works. For me it didn't. I couldn't get them tight enough to not move without bowing them, and once you bow them a significant amount, they really move. I wound up using doubler plates and torqued them down. That worked.

I towed the rig over 800 miles a couple weeks ago and it pulled like a dream. It really is a good hitch. You just have to set it up right. If you take your time and follow the directions, it's not too difficult. And Josh at the factory is very helpful. The only issue I see with this hitch are the link plates.

I use the dry moly lube to quiet it down a bit. Not as messy as grease and it doesn't attract dirt.

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Old 08-29-2007, 08:30 PM   #47
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We have used an Equalizer with 600 lbs. bars to tow a 22' CCD with a Jeep Cherokee and a Equalizer with 1000 lbs. bars to tow a 25' CCD with a 2500 Dodge Ram. For us it performs well in distributing the tongue weight to both axles of the tow vehicle and it is very resistant to sway. I can't see opting for a more expensive or complex hitch. The hitch is relatively quiet whether pulling or backing as long as I remember to lubricate it and I don't have to remember to disconnect the sway control to back up like my Dad does with his hitch. Grease is sometimes a problem if I forget and brush against the hitch but my wife is used to it sinceI maintain all our cvehicles, cars, truck, trailer, lawn mowers and motorcycles.
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Old 08-29-2007, 08:59 PM   #48
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Just installed the new " Bracket Jackets". They eliminate about 90% of the noise with no effect that I can feel on sway control. They cost $17.95 plus shipping.


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