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Old 02-03-2004, 10:45 AM   #21
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I've been using it to pick my teeth after BBQ'd ribs. <--see how clean?
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Old 02-03-2004, 11:02 AM   #22
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I have one of those (came with the hitch), but I don't bother bringing it with me. Instead of prying the Equal-i-zer bars up with the tool, just crank the front jack up until the bars slide on easily.

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Old 02-03-2004, 04:24 PM   #23
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Ok, now that we have had some fun with that part, and I now know that it is from an old E-qualizer unit, the following are the rest of the components I have. I don't have the hitch part, and am curious if it is worth it for me to try and find it, rather than buy a new E-q.
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:06 PM   #24
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You have bars from two totally different hitches. The snap-up bracket could be used with either set of bars. There is also a ball on the tongue for a friction sway bar which you apparently don't have either.

My choice would be to go with a DrawTite/Reese HD dual-cam since I am not a fan of the Equal-izer. The snap-up brackets would still work fine , but the rest of the parts in your photo would be history. The sway bar ball could stay on the tongue (I have one unused on mine).

I have towed enough with my HD dual-cam to really appreciate its performance in heavy crosswinds and truck traffic. As a side effect, I have found that it makes backing the trailer easier since the trailer tends to track straight hands off.
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Old 02-03-2004, 05:11 PM   #25
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Sounds like a segment of THIS OLD HOUSE
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Old 02-03-2004, 06:59 PM   #26
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Greetings Sneakinup!

I agree with John in regard to the Reese Dual Cam. I am a bit more inclined to favor the original Dual Cam with U-Bolt attachment for Vintage Coaches as it makes me uncomfortable to think of drilling any additional holes into the "A" frame of the hitch on a Vintage Coach. I have the standard Dual Cam with the U-Bolt attachment method on both my Minuet and Overlander and am thoroughly pleased with its operation - - in fact with the original style Dual Cam system, the weight distribution bars in your top photo could be utilized with just the addition of the saddles - - a direct bolt-on replacement for the chains - - the weight distribution bars that came with my Minuet are very similar to the ones in your photo and it only took about an hour to install the saddle when I added the Daul Cam system to the Minuet.

Good luck with your hitch decision!

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I have the dual cam with u bolt

how do you determine the correct link in the chains to hook before you raise and lock the weight distribution bars? Is it just a trial and error until you get the right combo that controls the best?
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Following the instructions in the manual for my truck, I measured the height of the rear fender well unloaded, then picked a chain location that returned the truck to that same height.

First, though, you must set the ball at the proper height which you will find in the manual for your trailer. If you don't have the manual, level the trailer frame and measure to the top of the ball cavity on the trailer hitch.
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thank you! pahaska

It sounds so reasonable, my face is red!

Thanks again!
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What a treat!

Read all comments and guesses, it was thrilling!
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Old 02-10-2004, 07:23 AM   #31
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I just thought of a third use for it.
You can use it to fend off uninvited guests in your trailer!
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Re: I have the dual cam with u bolt

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how do you determine the correct link in the chains to hook before you raise and lock the weight distribution bars? Is it just a trial and error until you get the right combo that controls the best?
http://www.reeseprod.com/index.htm Is the main Reese web site. If you click "Suport" then page that pops up has links to PDF Istructions on their products

http://www.reeseprod.com/support/sup...fs/66006IN.pdf
That gives some good tips on how to adjust a WD hitch properly.

It is a little trial and error and qulity time with the tape measure like Pahaska said . But once it's set and you use it a few times you will know what to look for.
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It is the tool used with the equal-i-zer hitch. It is used to lift the bars onto the A frame mounted saddles if you cannot get the hitch jack high enough to just slide the bar on. Just started using this hitch with my 2002 31' and i am pleased with its performance.
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It is an Equal-izer hitch optional snap-up lever, part #1104. Look at the Equal-izer Assembly Instructions . Go down to figure F and you will see a line drawing of the tool in use. If you can't jack the tongue high enough to put the bars in the brackets by hand, you simply snap them in with the tool.
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As you can see, this has been answered several times earlier in the thread.
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