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Old 03-06-2016, 10:42 AM   #1
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Equalizer Hitch trunnion bar set up

We have a FR Wildwood 30KQBSS. Has about 899lbs dry tongue weight and close to 7000lbs overall. I pull it with a Dodge Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi 4x4.
I had a pro series wd system 1000/10000 and had a lot of sway even with 2 friction style sway bars.
After some research I bought a 1200/12k Equalizer wd system with 4 pt sway control and had the dealer set it up. What a mistake. When I left the dealership the TT was all over the place at 50mph. I got home and followed the manual and set the hitch up again myself.
The front wheel measurement is the same now whether coupled with wd or no hookup at all. Which I think is right on the money???
Problem I think I may have is that my trunnion bars are not perfectly parallel to the TT tongue... I am tilted slightly upwards!! Is this an issue?
I took it for a 40 mile test run yesterday and road straight at 60mph which I am happy with.
My question is do I leave the trunnion bars as they are or adjust?
I am guessing to adjust them I would lower the L Bracket one notch and then add another washer or two to keep up the weight distribution needed?
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:49 AM   #2
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Try adding washers first.
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Old 03-06-2016, 10:53 AM   #3
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Wouldn't just adding washers first just increase weight to front end? Which would "bow" the trunnion bars even more??


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Was just thinking that if I don't lower the L Bracket the trunnion has no way to lower


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Old 03-06-2016, 11:02 AM   #5
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Was just thinking that if I don't lower the L Bracket the trunnion has no way to lower
Lower the L bracket. Equalizer says that a return of your truck's front wheel well measurement to ˝ of its static height is acceptable. How easy is it to put the bars into the brackets?
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After I couple the trailer I raise the jack about an inch or so to mount the trunnion bars. If I man handle it I can do it without the helper bar. So not too hard
I was thinking to lower the L Bracket and then add a washer to "compensate" for the change to maintain the weight distribution?


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You only have to raise it one inch to get your bars on by hand? I have the e2 bars on a lighter trailer and have to raise it till the jack is almost at it's full height.
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Can't help with adjustment, but my 4 Point needs the trailer raised up several inches and it still "pops" into place using the cheater bar....
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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.
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After I couple the trailer I raise the jack about an inch or so to mount the trunnion bars. If I man handle it I can do it without the helper bar. So not too hard
I was thinking to lower the L Bracket and then add a washer to "compensate" for the change to maintain the weight distribution?
Inch or so? Good! The bars are not overloaded.
Tilting the head and lowering the brackets will probably achieve the results you want. The bars should be parallel to the tongue.
But as SA3056 said, if it ain't broke ... If you can do all the tweaking yourself, have at it. If you're paying to have it done, that's another consideration.
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