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Old 08-22-2011, 10:24 PM   #1
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Equalizer ???

I just bought a "new to me" ,26 foot Flagstaff. It has the normal two sway bars, but also has double equalizers.
My question is, how tight do I adjust those eQ's when I put them on. I have never had a TT that has these, so this is new to me.
Also, I have been told that you cannot back up with these on......does that mean AT ALL, you can't, or minimally?
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:40 PM   #2
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Equal-i-zer is a brand of WDH. the Equalizer only has a hitch head and square weight bars and no anti-sway bars. not sure what you're talking about unless you're talking about anti-sway friction bars.
those are not "Equalizers".

some people use the term "Equalizer" to describe any WDH, when in reality, it is a specific brand of WDH, just like the Reese Dual-Cam.

here's a pic of the real Equal-i-zer:

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Old 08-24-2011, 12:36 PM   #3
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His term "Equilizer" is probably referring to the spring bars, since he already referred to the sway controllers separately.

Do a search on WDH setup, and you should find plenty.
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Old 08-24-2011, 04:05 PM   #4
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My question is, how tight do I adjust those eQ's when I put them on.

Also, I have been told that you cannot back up with these on......does that mean AT ALL, you can't, or minimally?

Thanks guys.
1) See attached Manuals for bar torque setting (45 to 65 Ft Pounds).

2) I have backed up with my hitch bars installed and they work just as well in reverse as in forward. If you plan on very sharp turns in the campground they can get pretty noisy, so I used to take them off and rotate them to parallel the bumper.
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File Type: pdf Equalizer Owners Manual 12000.pdf (1.96 MB, 114 views)
File Type: pdf Equilizer Hitch Parts Breakdown_6to14k.pdf (372.9 KB, 30 views)
File Type: pdf Equilizer old bracket installation_faqs.pdf (638.4 KB, 26 views)
File Type: pdf swaybracketjacket.pdf (299.0 KB, 25 views)
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:56 PM   #5
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I pop my sway control off for backing in on any angle at a camp site..
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:40 PM   #6
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I pop my sway control off for backing in on any angle at a camp site..
As may be, but there is nothing in the manual that requires it.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:14 PM   #7
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If he is referring the friction anti-sway bar and if I remember correctly, the instructions do say to remove the friction bar when backing up and when making sharp turns while moving forward.
It has been a few years since I had one, but I do believe this is correct.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:18 PM   #8
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Gentlemen,
I DID mess up on my terminology.... it is my anti- sway friction control on my Reese hitch....
when I put them on, how do tight do I adjust the lever adjuster?
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on mine when I had a wdh I tightened them tight and then backed them off a 1/4 to half turn .
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similar to this ?
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