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Old 03-06-2016, 03:44 PM   #11
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I learned my lesson having the dealership doing it. Lol. Was way off. I was just a little concerned with the bars not being parallel. They are a little upward pitched roughly an inch.

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Old 03-06-2016, 04:28 PM   #12
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Equal-i-zer's setup instructions are pretty easy to follow. I had the same experience with my dealer's setup. I had to change the number of washers and lower the L brackets to get mine setup properly and have the bars parallel to the A-frame. They need to be parallel to the A-frame in order to sit flat on the L bracket surface and provide max. friction (i.e. sway control). On the 3rd adjustment I had it right.
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Old 03-06-2016, 04:31 PM   #13
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Equalizer Hitch trunnion bar set up

Yes, if you lower the L bracket one notch adding one washer should keep the weight distribution nearly the same.


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Old 03-06-2016, 04:42 PM   #14
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Thanks guys. I thought my logic was correct. It there is an upward pitch then the trunnion bars are not getting maximum coverage on the l bracket. I am gonna try lowering brackets one hole and add one washer and see how that looks and performs

Again thanks for the input. Having more input provides for a better decision on what to do


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Old 03-06-2016, 06:31 PM   #15
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Your gonna have some bend or angle on the bars, that's kinda the point. If your tv and trailer are level when hitched and it drives good then I would leave it. I have tried adding washers and lowering brackets but always go back to the original set up (following the manual to set it up) evereytime because I feel better behind the wheel and that's the true test.
Totally Agree. I wouldn't touch it!
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Old 03-06-2016, 06:45 PM   #16
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SA3056 and gfarmcafe, the OP has an Equal-i-zer brand WDH. The bars do not bend like on WDHs with chains.
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Ive changed ours several times and have always witnessed some degree of bend honestly I'd be concerned if there wasn't. The bars are part of the WD not just for the sway control. But no one knows better than the man behind the wheel.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:35 PM   #18
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I guess my biggest concern is the upward slant of the trunnion bars since they are suppose to be parallel. I plan to lower the L Bracket one hole in the morning and add one spacer and go for test run.
If I can improve the handling a little more by tweaking it a bit I will be happier than a pig in s&!+ 😎


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Old 03-07-2016, 11:43 AM   #19
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I had an issue with not enough weight transfer (1k/10k EQ) so raised the L brackets one hole. Got back to front wheel-well clearance same as unhitched but had "non-parallel" bars. Added 1 washer and lowered the L brackets back the 1 hole and maintained the proper wheel-well clearance. You will be fine and the hitch will be quieter.
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I guess my biggest concern is the upward slant of the trunnion bars since they are suppose to be parallel. I plan to lower the L Bracket one hole in the morning and add one spacer and go for test run.
If I can improve the handling a little more by tweaking it a bit I will be happier than a pig in s&!+ 😎


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Also if you can "Manually"place the Bars on the L brackets,there will be Little/No sway control! Youroo!!
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