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Old 05-12-2015, 11:17 AM   #1
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Equalizer 4 install question

I just bought my first TT and the dealer installed the Equalizer 4 point hitch. The installation manual states that the sway bracket assembly should ideally be 32" from the centre of the coupler. I measured mine and it's around 29". Not sure why they would have done that since it looks like there is space (no obstruction) to go 'longer'. Is this ok or should I have it adjusted? Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:31 AM   #2
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Equalizer 4 install question

I believe the manual says (or used to say) 29-32 inches. Mine is at 29 inches and i have 17K miles on the hitch with no problems. I do have an obstruction. You can easily move the link plates over a couple of inches. Just make sure they don't bend when you tighten them back up.


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Old 05-12-2015, 11:32 AM   #3
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According to the manual that came with my hitch, they have a window of 27-32", primarily due to other supports that might be in the way (btry, propane, etc). Mine are installed at 30" because of the btry rails with no issue. It is a great hitch!
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:41 PM   #4
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I think the further back the best chance for the best ride quality (but not to exceed 32"). But if all is well, I'd leave it alone.
EDIT: Um, yeah, I should have read the attachment in the last post. What he said!
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Old 05-12-2015, 01:49 PM   #5
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Great. Thx to all for the comments.
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:39 PM   #6
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I just bought my first TT and the dealer installed the Equalizer 4 point hitch. The installation manual states that the sway bracket assembly should ideally be 32" from the centre of the coupler. I measured mine and it's around 29". Not sure why they would have done that since it looks like there is space (no obstruction) to go 'longer'. Is this ok or should I have it adjusted? Any advice would be appreciated.
Mine are also at 29", but couldn't be farther back due to the trailer's VIN plate having been welded on top of the frame near the propane tanks, so the bracket bolts wouldn't fit over the frame at that point. Could have had the VIN plate moved, but I contacted Equalizer and they confirmed the hitch will work very well at the 29" position. . . and it is!
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:52 PM   #7
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Thx for the info
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