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Old 03-19-2014, 11:32 AM   #11
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I bought one from them and it was scratched up considerably and had paint missing in areas indicating it may have been at least partially assembled and returned. I couldn't discern for sure if this was the case, but, if it was, I had no idea whether or not bolts had been over-torqued, etc., and was a little uneasy about it. Tried working with them for a reasonable solution but we couldn't agree about what that was. I returned it and ordered one from RV Wholesalers and they price matched them.
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:43 PM   #12
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Bingo, that's the info I was looking for and RV Wholesalers is cheaper for the hitch. Didn't look into shipping yet as work got in the way.

thanks Dustman, anyone else have input?
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:54 PM   #13
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My only input is that it sounds like I paid too much, lol. I was in a hurry and bought off Amazon for about $530 shipped.

One note: It doesn't come with the ball. You can't just go to Autozone and get a ball because the shank needs to be 2-3/8".

Then, the ball needs to be torqued on. I just had a guy at a local shop use an impact for free. We had a little trouble because there isn't room for a big socket, but we got it done. I've heard that RV dealers want to charge for that.
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Old 03-19-2014, 03:15 PM   #14
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RVWholesalers.com shipping is always free on parts orders over $125.
12k Equal-i-zer is currently $469.98. I think they have all of the Equal-i-zers on sale right now.
I got my 10k Equal-i-zer from them a few years ago, and it was a no-problem transaction. Between them, etrailer, and Amazon, I rarely need to look further for towing/camping gear.
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Old 03-21-2014, 08:08 AM   #15
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Ordered Equal-i-zer 12K hitch and ball yesterday. Looking forward to setting it up. Whole order was $491.00.

I'm hitching this up to a 2014 Cherokee 254Q and was wondering if anyone knows the Hitch height on level ground? Reason for asking this is my driveway is definately not level and I was interested in some pre setup numbers for setting up the hitch ball.

Thanks
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:17 AM   #16
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Ordered Equal-i-zer 12K hitch and ball yesterday. Looking forward to setting it up. Whole order was $491.00.
I think you'll really like the Equal-i-zer. I towed with the old school Reese weight distribution hitch for years with the separate sway control. When we bought a newer, heavier trailer, I went with the Equal-i-zer. So much nicer. Quicker to hook up and unhook and nothing to remove prior to backing up into the site like the old Reese with separate sway control. And much better sway control, too, in my experience.

One recommendation -- pick up an extra set of those big "L" pins that hold the bars to the brackets on the trailer. I've heard they can bend, and if they do, you could have a problem hooking up. I think it's around $10 for 2 "L" pins and 2 cotter pins. Cheap insurance.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:28 AM   #17
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Thanks for the advice, I think I might look into some wheel bearings also. Maybe next year looking to go cross country.

Other than calling the dealer, is there a site where you can find tech stuff on your camper? Like wheel bearing size etc.
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Old 03-22-2014, 04:22 AM   #18
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...was wondering if anyone knows the Hitch height on level ground? Reason for asking this is my driveway is definately not level and I was interested in some pre setup numbers for setting up the hitch ball.
NJ, you need to find some level ground and break out your tape measure. Don't rely on an obscure reference to hitch height for your TT - you need to do it for your particular TT and relative to your TV.
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I have ordered several items from RVWholesalers.com before. They are good folks to deal with. They have competitive prices – sometimes the best price.
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:35 PM   #20
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I have had both hitches and they neither one compare to the Hensley hitch I had for my 34 ft Windjammer. I pulled it with a F150 and the hitch eliminated any sway I was getting. I am a devoted believer in the Hensley.
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