Originally Posted by jawga
So I have a question for those that own the equalizer hitch. While the tension bars arr in place are you able to fully release the latch for the hitch ball? I'm not saying to disconnect the hitch but simply pull the this ball release from underneath the hitch ball as if you were going to lift the trailer off the hitch ball and then re engage the hitch ball latch.
I'm not sure I understand the question....
Why would you want to release the latch with the bars loaded? The bars are the last thing to install, and the first to remove. When the bars are loaded, the ball and latch are also under some load. You want the ball and tongue to stay attached while you raise the tongue and hitch (normally with the tongue jack) to install/remove the bars with no load on them.
The first try after arriving home from the dealer, I had to watch a couple of utube videos before I fully understood the bar installation/removal process, as I was new to WDH hitches.
just my experiences, yours may differ