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Old 12-21-2015, 11:40 AM   #1
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Equalizer & safety chain problem w/ grey wolf trailer

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The equalizer did not work with my Grey Wolf 2016 26 rr. It pinched chains with minimal turns. Some others have had issues also. Some have moved chains and some have changed hitched. I see you have 2011 grey wolf just wanted you to be aware.
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Old 12-21-2015, 12:25 PM   #2
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The equalizer did not work with my Grey Wolf 2016 26 rr. It pinched chains with minimal turns.
The OP is looking for the real Equal-i-zer brand.
They don't have chains.

You're using that brand name, to describe a different WDH.
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I think what he is maybe saying is the safety chains. My equalizer pinches the safety chains. They are mounted just behind the trailer socket and the hitch head pinches them.

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I think what he is maybe saying is the safety chains. My equalizer pinches the safety chains. They are mounted just behind the trailer socket and the hitch head pinches them.

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Equalizer & safety chain problem w/ grey wolf trailer

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The OP is looking for the real Equal-i-zer brand.
They don't have chains.

You're using that brand name, to describe a different WDH.

All trailers have safety chains the hitch pinched and broke SAFETY chains!!! I was talking about the real Equilizer hitch.
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All trailers have safety chains the hitch pinched and broke SAFETY chains!!! I was talking about the real Equilizer hitch.
Off topic.. Burn what a POOR location to mount the chains.. They will do squat if the trailer does ever let go from the TV...

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All trailers have safety chains the hitch pinched and broke SAFETY chains!!! I was talking about the real Equilizer hitch.
sorry, i have the 4pt. Equal-i-zer and it doesn't even come close to doing something like yours did. didn't even consider you were talking about the safety chains.

and many people use the term "equalizer" to describe all WDHs. happens a lot on RV forums.
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Off topic.. Burn what a POOR location to mount the chains.. They will do squat if the trailer does ever let go from the TV...

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I have told forest river and Equilizer. Both deny a problem and say my issue was the first they heard. Which I know is not true. I heard others on here with same issues. Guess I am only one with big mouth to let manufacture know.
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I have told forest river and Equilizer. Both deny a problem and say my issue was the first they heard. Which I know is not true. I heard others on here with same issues. Guess I am only one with big mouth to let manufacture know.
how far back from the receiver hitch is the hitch ball? I know on my hitch I had 2 settings I could use so I pushed it in as close to the truck as possible and have plenty of slack on my chains.Remember the chains attach to the receiver hitch so the further back you push the ball the tighter those chains will become.
Mine was a Keystone trailer so maybe FR is using shorter chains?
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how far back from the receiver hitch is the hitch ball? I know on my hitch I had 2 settings I could use so I pushed it in as close to the truck as possible and have plenty of slack on my chains.Remember the chains attach to the receiver hitch so the further back you push the ball the tighter those chains will become.

Mine was a Keystone trailer so maybe FR is using shorter chains?

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