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Old 04-27-2010, 11:49 AM   #15
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It took the new PP owner less time to hitch up, but then he spent over an hour driving around the campground loop trying to figure out what was causing the clanking, grinding noises.
He should call me. There shouldn't be any clanking OR grinding noises.

ANY of my customers should call me immediately if something is out of the ordinary. There's no reason to spend YOUR time driving around or figuring it out.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:12 PM   #16
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I truly hope your life will be better with the Equalizer but for the life of me I just don't understand where people have hitching problems with the HAHA. My learning curve was over on the first camping trip. I have found it much easier to do the hitch up on my own with the "hitch'n balls" rather than have someone guide me into position. Never timed myself but I bet I'm real close to the 5 minute mark if not better that Sean Woodruff speaks about.
Good luck with the new hitch!
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:24 PM   #17
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I use the Equal-i-zer2 hitch. Takes no time at all to hitch up. What bar strength are you using? Mine are 1000 lb bars. Had lots of discussion a while back on weather to change to 800 lb. bars.
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Old 04-27-2010, 12:24 PM   #18
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...I have found it much easier to do the hitch up on my own with the "hitch'n balls" rather than have someone guide me into position...
agree completely.

and still there are occasional folks who seem to be baffled by the process.

and as easy as the haha was...

the pp is 10x easier and quicker.

hooking up SOLO, i no longer need to use ANY alignment devices, it's that much simpler.

raising the tongue jack (and stowing the base), hooking up the 7 pin; brake/breakaway cable and connecting the safety chains...

takes MORE time than the actual pp hook up.
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there are folks with ALL brands of hitch gizmos...

who simply NEVER unhook while traveling...

because of their anxiety or ineptitudes related to REconnecting.

it's understandable but easily solved.

and a lot more common than one might think...

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Old 04-27-2010, 04:43 PM   #19
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Cool Life is better (then again I have 8 weeks off...)

We rarely stay hooked up. Except for quick overnight stops. And in a level campsite or at our trailer storage (using the "marriage saver" device) we could probably hookup in 10 minutes with the Hensley. Say 50% of the time. With Equal-i-zer I probably can do it solo (using the balls or sticks), from any angle or state of level. Every-time. I'm thinking I may mount one of those little backup mirrors (no need for a camera) just to prove it. But like I stated in the first post, we're obviously too dumb for the HA (I hate being dumb so maybe... I over thought it?). I can live with that.
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