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Old 05-31-2015, 07:02 PM   #11
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These are available thru Amazon. Seem to help with the squeaks and installation of the balls.
wnelsonfl: OK, you're going to have to give me some more info on these. What are they, where do they go, what do they do? Do you have the link to Amazon for them? I can't imagine anywhere on my Equalizer that they will fit. And what do you mean by "installation of the balls?" I've only got one ball (on my trailer at least!).
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:13 PM   #12
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The pads slip over the "L" arms that support the bars. They eliminate the clanking and screeching sounds coming from the hitch and are worth it. I think your problem is that you are not raising your jack high enough to remove the tension off the bars. You may have to use a large block under the jack in order to get sufficient height to raise the jack high enough to release the bars. On my set-up, it actually requires lifting the tow vehicle a little in order to get the height needed to uninstall the bars.
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:21 PM   #13
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These are the Equalizer "bracket jackets" that help with reducing the noise. Fits over the L bracket as shown.
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:22 PM   #14
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Sorry magpi26, didn't see your post.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:52 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info on the bracket jackets.
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Oh I need those! I usually get home from weekend trips later in the evening and it's embarrassing, clunking and groaning into my quiet neighborhood! This is my first time with WD and I had no idea it was so loud!

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Old 06-01-2015, 08:05 AM   #17
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Compared to what the dealer provided, which was one of those friction arm jokes, it performs quite well. Towing a Rockwood 2702ss with a 1/2 ton Silverado. While not eliminating all movement it does a good job. Turns towing from tense to relaxed, well worth the 480 bucks.
Gee, I must be doing something wrong. I am on my 3rd trailer using "one of those friction arm jokes" and have had no issues with any of them.
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Compared to what the dealer provided, which was one of those friction arm jokes, it performs quite well. Towing a Rockwood 2702ss with a 1/2 ton Silverado. While not eliminating all movement it does a good job. Turns towing from tense to relaxed, well worth the 480 bucks.
I find my Equalizer hitch does everything it is designed to do. I too feel that it makes the towing experience so much more relaxing. The joint between the trailer and TV is much more solid and eliminates all that bouncing around.

I am a big fan.

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Gee, I must be doing something wrong. I am on my 3rd trailer using "one of those friction arm jokes" and have had no issues with any of them.
If it works for you that's great. In my case, it didn't, as a passing truck induced too much sway.
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You are talking about two different things. The friction arms are for anti-swaying. For you were adding sounds like a weight distribution hitch which is a different animal. They serve two different purposes. I would leave the anti-sway in place. On my last trailer I used both and they work well together.

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