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Old 01-16-2015, 11:54 PM   #1
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Equalizer 4 Point Setup

So I picked up my new Wildwood 29QBSS today. The dealership did the hitch adjustment but the sway arms aren't level to the frame of the trailer. They are angled up from the hitch to the L brackets. This means that the sway arms aren't sitting flat on the L-brackets but at an angle.

We got to the campsite tonight and I couldn't get disconnected because of the pressure. The site we are at isn't level so it is causing some issues getting the trailer disconnected.



This is an installation video from Equilizer and they look level in the video but they don't say one way or the other.

I told them when I was leaving that it didn't look right but they swore they installed it correctly. Thinking about it now as I type this, they didn't have any Equilizer displays up. All they had were the chain models.

What say the experts on this forum. Do I need to redo the hitch installation elsewhere -- or attempt it myself for that matter?
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:35 AM   #2
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They should definitely be level. It's not hard to get it set up, I did mine when I bought my new truck in about 30 minutes.

As far as unhitching have you raised the jack on the trailer to take the weight off of the bars? I've never had issues unhooking, even with an unlevel spot


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Old 01-17-2015, 06:44 AM   #3
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They should definitely be level. It's not hard to get it set up, I did mine when I bought my new truck in about 30 minutes.

As far as unhitching have you raised the jack on the trailer to take the weight off of the bars? I've never had issues unhooking, even with an unlevel spot


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Old 01-17-2015, 06:52 AM   #4
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do you have pics of your setup ?

I had the same issue with my dealer 2x. Cant set up the hitch right always in a hurry.

If you can do it yourself I would recommend doing so. Unlike others who posted before me, I spent several hours setting my hitch up RIGHT.
But Im kinda picky about having the setup perfect.

Follow the directions in the install guide.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:38 AM   #5
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X2 on above. Raise the tongue of the TT with the jack to relieve pressure on the bars to remove. Also works when putting the bars up.
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Old 01-17-2015, 08:18 AM   #6
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The set up is very easy. I would recommend you download the installation manual and go thru the steps to ensure that it was installed correctly.

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Old 01-17-2015, 06:25 PM   #7
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Had to change everything on mine even move the ball up about 2" but when I got it leveled it pulled very good can can call a tech at equalizer company he will help you also
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:11 PM   #8
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huggybear, you didn't mention your unhitching procedure.

if you aren't using the jack, to relieve the pressure, you'll always have problems disconnecting, even when the setup is right.

we have the same hitch and have only needed the pry bar to unhook once, on an unlevel site.
you have to jack it up high, to relieve the pressure on the bars, then lower it to get the coupler unhooked from the ball.
that's why many of us get an electric tongue jack, to make this process easy as pie.
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Agreed with all of the above. Yes, the bars should be level or parallel with the frame. Yes, you should get the instructions and redo the install. It's VERY easy to do with simple hand tools. As to the unhooking, Dan is correct. Raise your jack up to relieve the pressure, remove the bars, lower the jack to release the ball coupler, then raise again to lift the coupler off the ball. To setup to go, reverse the procedure. The E4 is a fantastic hitch and once you set it up correctly and use your jack to make life easy, you will be very happy!
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Useing your tongue jack is the easiest way to unhook but if it is set up right the hook tool is not difficult to use but you will seldom need to use it
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