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Old 07-19-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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What do those of you with Equalizer WD hitches do with them when you get to the campground? Seems like the whole apparatus must weigh 100 lbs and I am getting old. Jack
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:48 PM   #2
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If I have a back in site I usually pull it off the truck and set it under the back of the trailer away from the road. If I have a pull thru site I have dropped it under the tongue of the trailer but I think I will start pulling the longer bars off and leave the ball portion on the truck. First I need to buy a locking pin.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:01 PM   #3
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i have a locking hitch pin so i leave the hitch head attached to the truck's receiver.
the bars i put across the tongue, behind the propane tanks.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:09 PM   #4
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i have a locking hitch pin so i leave the hitch head attached to the truck's receiver.
the bars i put across the tongue, behind the propane tanks.
Same here.
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Old 07-19-2011, 10:37 PM   #5
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What do those of you with Equalizer WD hitches do with them when you get to the campground? Seems like the whole apparatus must weigh 100 lbs and I am getting old. Jack
I just bought a low profile bottle jack crane/hoist for pickup bed to help pick the Equalizer up and hold it while I put it on or take off. I will either leave it in the bed locked up or will use a dolly to move from hitch area to under the back of trailer locked to bumper. Back surgery forced me to look at these adjustments.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:55 PM   #6
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I just bought a low profile bottle jack crane/hoist for pickup bed to help pick the Equalizer up and hold it while I put it on or take off. I will either leave it in the bed locked up or will use a dolly to move from hitch area to under the back of trailer locked to bumper. Back surgery forced me to look at these adjustments.
Could you post a pic of your hoist? Would like to see what you've got.
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Old 07-20-2011, 12:15 AM   #7
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As soon as I'm back up on my feet I will install and put pics of it in use with Equalizer, fingers crossed it works as I planned.
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Old 07-20-2011, 06:06 AM   #8
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I also have a lock pin and leave it attached. I am not even going to chance hurting my back when camping.
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Old 07-20-2011, 03:59 PM   #9
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Thanks guys,

I'll probably do like Bikendan. Hate to drive everywhere with that big blob sticking out behind my vehicle but it beats lugging it around.
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Old 07-20-2011, 08:30 PM   #10
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I also have a lock pin and leave it attached. I am not even going to chance hurting my back when camping.
If I need to drive the truck around the campground, I just leave the hitch and bars attached to the receiver. I have added a pair of red reflective tape reflectors on the inside of the bars (about in the middle). I pull the bars out parallel to the bumper. The reflectors can now be seen and I save my back on short trips.

I also have a black plastic hitch ball cover that I place on the hitch ball to keep from transferring a grease stripe to my pants (or knees).
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