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Old 05-26-2013, 12:34 PM   #11
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Pg. 26 of the manual...
Noise is a normal occurance when towing a trailer and using any weight
distribution or sway control hitch.
In some cases the friction on the L-brackets or sockets also generates
noise. This most commonly occurs during slow, tight turns where the tow
vehicle and trailer are in a twist. This noise is normal and should be expected.
It is an indication that there is friction on the L-bracket and sockets.
Most of the noise will usually subside after a few uses as the hitch breaks in.
Trailer and tow vehicle loading may also influence hitch noise.
Lubricating the socket joint may help reduce this noise, and is part of
the required regular maintenance routine. Lubricating the L-bracket joint is
optional. A better solution is a set of official Equal-i-zer brand Sway Bracket
Jackets™. They quiet the ride without the mess of using a lubricant.

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Old 05-27-2013, 09:58 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by herk7769 View Post

Important question! Side to side means the ape who installed them did not use a torque wrench to set the sway drag. Up and down is OK (provided the hitch was set up properly) and use the tongue jack to "unload" the hitch so you can swing the bars onto the shelf brackets.
Yes, side to side. I had to use a hammer to break the bolts lose (ape installed). I torqued them back to 45 foot lbs and greased the friction area. I will be hooking up later this week and will let you know how it works now.

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