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Old 02-28-2010, 10:03 PM   #11
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When you try and snap up the spring bars, you should have the trailer jack down and holding everything level, if not a little higher. In other words, let jack down to couple trailer, once coupled, raise the jack back up along with the tow vehicle to level or higher, then snap the bars in place. Now lower the jack and check to see if everything is level, if not, raise it all back up, and adjust as needed for your particular set up. By trying to snap the bars in place without the aid of the tongue jack, you are trying to equalize all the tongue weight at one time on one spring bar, not good. After you hitch and un-hitch a few times, you'll learn why so many love their electric tongue jacks.
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Old 02-28-2010, 11:29 PM   #12
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I always raise the jack all the way up after I have coupled the trailer. Makes it alot easier to put the bars in place. I also have the jack raised as high as possible when taking them off.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:55 AM   #13
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Roger that on raising the jack for installing and removing, I have been doing it just that way. With the trailer brackets set up for two holes above and two below like the instructions say to "begin" with it was still way to tough to get the bars up so I adjusted the brackets all the way down, I may try and move them one more space up tomorrow.
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Old 03-08-2010, 04:00 PM   #14
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Finally got around to going out for a test drive with the EQUALIZER, wow what a difference!!! one thing though...It sure is loud, I see that Equalizer sells a grease, does anyone use it? if so does it work at all? I have read that applying grease diminishes sway control benefits, anyone noticed a difference or not really?
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Don't know about Equalizer, but Reese recommends Vaseline only, on the cams. Not really a lubricant. I tried it, and it does help with the noise. Noise may have gotten better after towing a few miles also. I do put grease on the spring bars where they attach to the hitch head.
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I use the grease from Equalizer and WOW what a difference! Just make sure to clean and re-apply after each connection...keep a nasty rag and a ziplock handy for the cleanup. I also bought the L-bracket pads...those keep the noise down too and didn't seem to change the performance of the hitch. I rarely notice a sound anymore, and if I do I know I need to clean things up and re-grease.
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Thanks all, looks like some grease is in order !!! I was thinking about those boots but not sure....maybe I get them as well.
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