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Old 07-05-2014, 04:29 PM   #1
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Equal-i-zer Hitch Setup

Hello All just got my new Tracer 3200BHT set up on my 2010 Ram 1500. Just had a question about my setup on my first try with 4 spacer washers and in the middle holes of the trailer frame L brackets my truck fenders measurements were 1/2 RISE in the FRONT and 3/4 Compression in the REAR I left it like that and towed it home. Towed really well. Just when I pulled off to the gravel shoulder, When I went to take off again I had a little wheel spin. Should I try to bring the front end down to stock or will that take more weight off the rear and also should i maybe put more on the rear but im thinking that would rise the front up more. looking at the truck and trailer hooked up it look perfectly level

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Old 07-05-2014, 05:19 PM   #2
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If yours has the chains, which I assume it does, try one less link dangling next time. 4 links is just right on mine, my old camper it was too much. Just play with it a bit, minor adjustments with mental notes will get you through it.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:28 PM   #3
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Equal-i-zer Hitch Setup

I would leave it as is. Doesn't sound like the truck was fully loaded for camping, in which case will add some weight to the rear axle. Starting off slowly in gravel should help as well. You may have been at an angle which could have contributed.


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Old 07-05-2014, 06:21 PM   #4
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If yours has the chains, which I assume it does, try one less link dangling next time. 4 links is just right on mine
the OP has the Equal-i-zer WDH, which doesn't have chains.
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the OP has the Equal-i-zer WDH, which doesn't have chains.
Oops, sorry.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:28 PM   #6
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When I left the dealership with my Tracer 3150 & newly installed Equalizer 4 I felt like there wasn't enough tongue weight to keep my rear end down. I felt forward/backward oscillation after every bump... After loading my family of 5 & bikes in the TV & camping gear in the TT, everything feels like it should & my 2500 sits pretty level. I guess the guy installing my WDH knew what he was doing...
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:31 PM   #7
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So after thinking about my setup (above) IMO your truck is setting much lower in the back than mine ever did (empty). That's a lot of trailer for a 1/2 ton, so you may want to tweak your WDH after everything is loaded. I'm not sure how to do this but my WDH came with an setup manual & I'm sure others that have experience can provide more help...
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Do not let wheelspin on gravel determine how to set your WDH.
The amount of "rise" is also not the correct metric.

You need to measure the front and rear wheelwell height before attaching the trailer (dimension "A" and "B").
After attaching trailer and engaging the WDH, the front wheelwell height "A" should have returned to it's original height. Dimension "B" should be no greater than it's original height, and most likely less. The trailer should be level.

If you do not have these 3 things correct, make adjustments per the Equal-I-zer instructions.
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