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Old 10-17-2013, 12:00 AM   #99
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This wasn't sway, tho. It was 50 miles and included two stops. Tire inflation was good. Road not rutted. Seemed to correct when I backed up at another stop.
I used to have an Equal-I-zer hitch. However to be honest, I don't remember in detail the exact mounting scheme. All hitch systems however have a physical limit that restricts how sharp a turn you can make. If that degree of turn is exceeded, either something is damaged or forced out of adjustment. It sounds like the latter happened in this case. As you towed it further the rearward force eventually put it back into line again. I would suggest you examine your hitch for any bent components. If all is OK, then figure out a systems to keep from making too sharp a turn.

As far as I'm concerned it sounds like you have a good, appropriate hitch for your trailer and TV.

I'm sure someone, with more knowledge than I, will come along here soon.

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Old 10-17-2013, 05:26 AM   #100
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Didn't have hours to read this whole thread so I'm sorry if this information has been covered. We bought our 2011 19' Flying Cloud about 6 weeks ago and have towed about 1000 miles. Dealer installed (recommended) 10K Equalizer hitch on our 2012 Honda Ridgeline. Handled great until an incident this past weekend. After making a sharp right turn from a stop the steering was off. I suspect the drivers side bar somehow bound up and I had to hold the wheel at about 10 o'clock position to maintain forward motion. Eventually corrected. Having read many posts on the forum I wonder if I'm overhitched? If I got 6K would I be underhitched? How would I determine this without buying and using another whole hitch setup? Brand new to RVing. I know there are as many opinions as people on this forum but would appreciate being hearing them. Thank you!
I'm not familiar with your hitch (barely familiar enough with mine) but my ProPride was installed by the dealer (their first) and a couple things were wrong. One was the location of the head which wasn't even left to right on the frame. That turned out to be an easy adjustment and once adjusted, the porpoising problem I had experienced went away. Someone with more knowledge of your hitch might be able to tell you what pieces can be adjusted (perhaps a bolt was loose and that shifted your hitch on the sharp right turn).

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Old 10-18-2013, 12:25 AM   #101
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Thanks. I'll check adjustments. Appreciate the feedback!
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:49 AM   #102
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The Equal-I-zer hitch has a history of the side brackets, the ones that the bars lift up onto, sliding on the trailer "A" frame. This could have caused your problem.
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SteveH: that's what I think happened based on the whole experience. Do you know if its an adjustment issue or where I could get more info? Thanks for your reply. -Meg
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SteveH: that's what I think happened based on the whole experience. Do you know if its an adjustment issue or where I could get more info? Thanks for your reply. -Meg
It's an issue with getting the brackets tight enough so they won't slip without bending them.

There is a fairly recent thread in the hitch section about Equal-I-zer hitches, and I believe folks discuss what they have done to help prevent the problem.

Of course, the ultimate solution would be to weld the brackets to the "A" frame, but most are not willing to do something so "permanent" to a hitch/trailer, although the Andersen hitch crowd seem to be willing to do anything to get that hitch to work.
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Thanks--found the thread. Appreciate the help!
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