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Old 07-20-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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Cool Equalizer hitch

We have a 2010 F150 & 1995 Alju 2210. It tows nicely but I think I should invest in an equalizer hitch. My question is what's involved in installing one? It seems like it should be pretty simple if the directions are used. Camping World wants $200.00 to install one. If I'm missing something please advise. Thanks
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:23 AM   #2
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the manual is pretty straight forward
basic tools and if you know how to read a tape measure.

you can also call equilizer for support

the main issue you may run into is tourqueing the ball on the head because it takes a special socket which you can buy from equilizer like I did

and the height adjustment of the hitch head on the shank.
I had to get a longer drop shank to get the heights I wanted it to be at.

if you are installing at camping world and bring it home - you will most likely have to make adjustments to the hitch after you get it loaded as if you were taking it camping so keep that in mind as well
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What the length, tongue weight and total loaded weight of the camper?

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Old 07-20-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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Just replaced my Ez-Lift with one and WOW what a difference. Very easy to install took about 30 minutes. The instructions are fool proof. You will have to make adjustments once loaded and towed for the first time, then just bring it by your local repair shop and have them torque the hitch head and ball.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:14 AM   #5
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I have the E2 hitch and had the Equalizer. They are both great. The E2 is cheaper and very easy to install. You'll never tow without one again, it makes a huge difference.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:26 AM   #6
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We have a 2010 F150 & 1995 Alju 2210. It tows nicely but I think I should invest in an equalizer hitch.
Many campers put the entire line of WDHs into "equalizer" hitch. Equal-i-zer is a name brand and seems to be a great hitch. There are other WDHs with integrated sway control, such as Blue Ox Sway Pro, Reese Dual Cam, and a some other makes. Do the research on here or on the net before making the purchase. If indeed Camping World is going to install and Equal-i-zer, then all is good. But they also carry another brand that does not have integrated sway control. Just make sure you know what you are getting.
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Old 07-23-2012, 09:32 AM   #7
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I had the Equal-i-zer, it's about $500. A good system.
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:26 PM   #8
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If you can read instructions and use tools it is easy to set up. Just takes time and patience. Follow the torque recommendations closely especially the bolts that hold the sockets for the spring arms on the hitch.
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biggest problem is having the right torque wrench...if you have one great...otherwise one of the previous posters has a good idea about getting one torqued by someone else. I love my Equalizer....make sure you get the better 4point sway and not the 2 way.....
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Old 08-03-2012, 11:21 PM   #10
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Red face So about these WDH's

I have the E2 hitch and purchased it due to sway encountered on our first trip. While I no longer experience any sway I was wondering if upgrading to an Equalizer hitch might reduce or eliminate the "washboard effect" felt on some highways? I've been told this is not avoidable and is just a characteristic of some highways. Is it sound advice or are there other alternatives such as varying the cargo location?

Thanks in advance for your experience.
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