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Old 04-05-2017, 05:22 AM   #1061
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Check to see if the hitch head is straight when installed into the receiver. I bent a hitch head one time, everything worked okay, though.
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Old 04-05-2017, 05:34 AM   #1062
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If anything the Sway Bracket Jackets would ever so slightly reduce sway control friction, but not enough to matter.
I use ordinary wheel bearing grease in the round cardboard container.
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Old 04-05-2017, 08:05 AM   #1063
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I don't think the jackets add anything accept they decrease noise as they eliminate metal on metal. No need to adjust washers. Just put them on.

I use the equalizer grease. It's blue. Seems like any grease would work.
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Old 04-05-2017, 07:59 PM   #1064
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Do the sway bracket jackets add weight distribution and did you have to adjust your number of washers?

Also, what grease are you using? The Equalizer brand or just a good bearing grease?
I didn't adjust anything at all, just put the bracket jackets on there, never had a problem.

I use the same grease that I use on my equipment around here, valvoline multi purpose, right out of my grease gun.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:55 PM   #1065
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Help me out here, you seem knowledgeable about the parts.
The reviews on Amazon says you can't use the nylon pads AND the spring clip retainers at the same time. Have you found this to be true?

Also you say the new spring clip retainers help keep grease off your hands. I didn't think one was to grease any parts on the trailer end of the hitch. What say you?
This makes my 3rd attempt at replying. I have a video to attach and every time I do and click post, IE crashes. I even copied my reply and somehow that got removed from the clipboard.

OK, one more time, and I'll copy my reply to a text editor before clicking anything else. (gotta love the Interweb and IE )

In the attached video I made for another post, you can see the spring arm sitting on the pad, on the L bracket with the L pin inserted and the square spring deployed. No issues, i don't know what the Amazon people are saying. (The spring arm is not inserted into the hitch head. I was just showing the play in the L bracket)

Using the retainer pin with spring that goes into the hitch head (not shown in the video) to put the spring arm in, I hold the spring part, insert the pin through the hitch head, spring arm and out the other side. Then, still holding the spring part, I slip it over the end of the pin. When I used the cotter pin I was always getting grease from the hitch arm. Now, almost nothing.
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Old 04-06-2017, 06:59 PM   #1066
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Using the retainer pin with spring that goes into the hitch head (not shown in the video) to put the spring arm in, I hold the spring part, insert the pin through the hitch head, spring arm and out the other side. Then, still holding the spring part, I slip it over the end of the pin. When I used the cotter pin I was always getting grease from the hitch arm. Now, almost nothing.
Agreed. Much easier and cleaner. I never liked the cotter pin solution that came with the hitch when I bought it.
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Old 04-06-2017, 09:43 PM   #1067
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This makes my 3rd attempt at replying.
Third time's a charm! Success.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:05 PM   #1068
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Equal-i-zer Hitch Thread.

How many tow miles do you normally get from the swing arm retainer pins and L pin that goes over swing arm? After 10,000 miles mine are starting to show serious wear and some gouging.
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Old 04-23-2017, 06:08 PM   #1069
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For some reason when I switched d to the L-pins with the flip-over bail that wear and gouging stopped.
I've heard of others drilling another hole for the pin to stop some of the movement.
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Old 04-25-2017, 02:45 PM   #1070
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You see much wear and tear on the socket pins?
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Old 04-30-2017, 05:33 PM   #1071
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No wear anywhere really after 5 years of continuous use.
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:17 PM   #1072
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New Equalizer Hitch Question

Greetings,
I just upgraded my tow vehicle to a 2015 Toyota Tundra, from a VW Touareg. I am towing a 2010 Flying Cloud 23' FB. My truck is about 2" taller than the VW when not hooked to the trailer and my Equalizer hitch flange is too short. My question is, if anyone is using this combination, what length flange to I need to get the correct hight and not scrape the ground. The current one is 81/2 inches. I see they make a 12". Will that do?
Thanks in advance for your thoughtful responses. Cameron
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:18 PM   #1073
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Excellent choice!
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:24 PM   #1074
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We also got the silver Tundra and it looks terrific. What length flange to you use with your equalizer hitch so it is level with your trailer?
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Old 05-01-2017, 05:43 PM   #1075
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That should have been shank length, not flange. Don't know what I was thinking.
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:45 PM   #1076
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I measured my Tundra receiver height (17.75) and plugged the numbers into Equ-i-lizer's calculator, and it recommended the standard shank in the bottom hole.
http://www.equalizerhitch.com/About%...shanksizes.php
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Old 05-01-2017, 06:58 PM   #1077
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I think my shank may be about 8" long.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:33 PM   #1078
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I think my shank may be about 8" long.


Mine's closer to nine.
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Old 11-06-2017, 04:32 PM   #1079
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Hey everyone, I posted in the hitches section before I found this thread, but this is probably a better place for my question.
We just purchased a 2017 sport 22 that came with an equalizer 400/4000lb hitch, the dealer wasn't able to use it due to the shank not dropping low enough. Before we buy another shank I just want to make sure that the hitch is sufficient for the trailer weight.
The tv is a 17 ram 1500, the trailer tw is 422 & the gvwr is 4500. I've done some research but there is so much out there that I'm getting brain fried.

Thanks for any help
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Old 11-07-2017, 12:17 AM   #1080
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Equal-I-zer have a calculator on their website if you haven’t tried it already:

https://www.equalizerhitch.com/find-your-hitch-size

Plugging in your #’s however it suggests a bigger hitch so I’d give them a call, they are quite helpful. Intuitively a bigger hitch doesn’t sound right.
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