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Old 03-21-2016, 12:42 PM   #1
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Equalizer WDH

When I purchased my Heritage Glen the dealer threw in a Equalizer WDH. Went out last week on our maiden voyage with the new TT. Now I know that WDH's for the most part make some noise, but It sounded like a freight train behind me....squeaks, groans, bangs, pops, squeals.

Other users have this problem? Is this common for Equalizer? I heard they were a top line WDH.

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Old 03-21-2016, 12:47 PM   #2
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They are noisy. Amazon sells plastic pieces that affix to the l brackets ten your arms run on those cuts down some of the noise.
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:15 PM   #3
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This is from the owners/setup manual:
"Noise:
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."

I always clean all surfaces before each trip and use a little white lithium spray grease on the friction surfaces. Some here use spray graphite, others use some sort of oil/lub and some don't use anything at all. MANY opinions on this! Equalizer even sells an oil and the "sleeves" that rmac04401 mentioned.

I don't really notice the noise...I don't know if it got quieter, I got used to it or a combination of both!
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Old 03-21-2016, 01:31 PM   #4
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Keep your socket friction surfaces well lubricated and that will greatly cut down on the noise. You are supposed to do that anyways, although many people don't take the extra time.


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Old 03-21-2016, 01:36 PM   #5
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Get these teflon pads from from Amazon and put them on your hitch. I've had them on mine for several years and they really eliminate most of that terrible noise.

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Get these teflon pads from from Amazon and put them on your hitch. I've had them on mine for several years and they really eliminate most of that terrible noise.

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Thanks Mike...Ordered them today. Should be here by Friday.
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Grease the ball. Grease the rotation points where the WD bars install at the hitch head. Use the sway bracket jackets. Noise pretty much eliminated. Grease will need to be reapplied regularly.
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Grease the ball. Grease the rotation points where the WD bars install at the hitch head. Use the sway bracket jackets. Noise pretty much eliminated. Grease will need to be reapplied regularly.
Thanks, Will try some the white lithium grease I have.
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:14 PM   #9
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I wished my equalizer hitch made noises , that way I know its still back there and working correctly.
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Old 03-23-2016, 07:24 PM   #10
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They are designed for "Metal to Metal Friction" that is the Best Anti-Sway they are going to perform! ANY Lube or Pad added to "Quite it Down" also Reduces the Sway control%! Thats the way it is! Youroo!!
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