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Old 08-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #21
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Thanks for the input. I agree that I need to get it weighed and get lighter weigh bars.

The real question is do you have an anti-sway device on the ball coupling?

Picture the ball being able to rotate 280 degrees with nothing to stop the pivot of your trailer.

The law of physics dictates whatever direction something is going in it will try it's darndest to continue unless equal force keeps it where you want it to go, like follow you and your HD truck.

Picture having to jab the brakes on a turn in the rain and woohoooo jacknife city, ergo use lighter bars and some anti sway device for yours and everyone elses safety.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:58 PM   #22
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Do you mean Andy from Inland RV?

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Hey, you're near Irvine........
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #23
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Picture having to jab the brakes on a turn in the rain and woohoooo jacknife city,
No sway control device nor even a HAHA is going to save you from disaster when you do stupid things like this.

Safety is in the driver first.
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:32 AM   #24
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I've decided to 'dial in' my Equalizer hitch setup, realizing my AS dealer just kind of threw it on and sent me on my way. During the inspection I was shown how my factory hitch receiver was 'sloppy.' Looks like the die tool the Ford factory used was too big and therefore the hitch bar moves around a bit within my receiver. Extra noise and motion over bumps.

I was told this is fairly common and easily fixed with adding welded shims to make for a proper fit. You hitch setup should not move around within your hitch receiver as mine does. Note that my Equalizer hitch insert was measured to be the correct 2-inch size.

If you are in the Bend area, I would highly recommend of visit to Jack at Advanced Northwest Welding. We pulled our truck/trailer right into his pull through shop and he completely 'dialed in' our Equalizer. Hopefully this will eliminate some of the 'floaty' feel on my front end. I'll report back.

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The Blue Ox hitch that I got with the trailer was loose, but the Reese hitch fit pretty tight.
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