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Old 05-29-2015, 11:02 PM   #1
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Equalizer hitch, 1st tow.

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.
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Old 05-30-2015, 09:40 AM   #2
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Having trouble with mine. The bars get stuck in the hitch when I go to remove. I jack everything up to relieve the tension, but the new bars get stuck in the hitch and won't come out. Do I need silicone or something?


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Old 05-30-2015, 12:13 PM   #3
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Jack it higher.


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Or don't jack it too high before connecting the bars. You should just jack it to level. I know everyone wants to go another inch to take all the sag out but it's not needed.
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I vote for jacking higher. Sometimes my truck must come up very high before bars will go off or on . Depends on where I'm parked.
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Old 05-31-2015, 11:07 AM   #6
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Having trouble with mine. The bars get stuck in the hitch when I go to remove. I jack everything up to relieve the tension, but the new bars get stuck in the hitch and won't come out. Do I need silicone or something?


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I think you need to jack up a little more to relieve the tension or the socket bolts are over torqued. Try loosening the socket bolts and torquing to 45 ft-lbs after checking your manual for the spec. The friction areas are supposed to be lubed.
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Brew, it's not clear from your description that you're following the correct sequence. First run your jack up to take tension off the bars, then remove the "L" shaped clips and swing the bars away from the trailer tongue and towards the truck bumper. Then remove the pin clips and pins at the hitch head - your bars should slide right out.
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These are available thru Amazon. Seem to help with the squeaks and installation of the balls.
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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.
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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Right message, wrong guy

[QUOTE=wbdavey;879259]Brew, it's not clear from your description that you're following the correct sequence. First run your jack up to take tension off the bars, then remove the "L" shaped clips and swing the bars away from the trailer tongue and towards the truck bumper. Then remove the pin clips and pins at the hitch head - your bars should slide right out.[/QUOTE

Summer - this post was intended for your problem of not being able to remove the bars from the socket. I inadvertently directed it to Brew, the OP.
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