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Old 09-14-2010, 04:05 PM   #21
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I bought my Equal-i-zer 4 point sway control hitch in Sept of 2009. I just checked my installation manual and there is no mention of drilling and installing a bolt as Milzat states. However I checked the latest installation manual on the Progress website and it is as Milzat posted. Should we be installing this bolt? I have towed over 6000 miles without it with no problems. If we drill into the frame does this void the warrentee?
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Old 09-14-2010, 04:59 PM   #22
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I bought my Equal-i-zer 4 point sway control hitch in Sept of 2009. I just checked my installation manual and there is no mention of drilling and installing a bolt as Milzat states. However I checked the latest installation manual on the Progress website and it is as Milzat posted. Should we be installing this bolt? I have towed over 6000 miles without it with no problems. If we drill into the frame does this void the warrentee?
looking at the manuak I am wondering if the Added bolt into the frame is only reccomended on style "B" trailer frames.

It does state:

Once the inverted brackets are installed
correctly – use a 3/8” x 1” self-tapping washerhead
bolt to secure each outside link plate against
the frame
(see figure 7d). This bolt (95-03-5610)

may be obtained from Progress Mfg. Inc.

This is under the Style "B" paragragh. I have a Style "A" frame and the link plates are not "inverted"

Do you also interperate this the same way?

Anybody else have the Style "B" frame and experienced this problem or has anybody with the Style "A" frame had this happen to them?

I would de interested in knowing if this is a problem due to frame type?
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Old 09-14-2010, 05:18 PM   #23
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looking at the manuak I am wondering if the Added bolt into the frame is only reccomended on style "B" trailer frames.

It does state:

Once the inverted brackets are installed
correctly – use a 3/8” x 1” self-tapping washerhead
bolt to secure each outside link plate against
the frame
(see figure 7d). This bolt (95-03-5610)

may be obtained from Progress Mfg. Inc.

This is under the Style "B" paragragh. I have a Style "A" frame and the link plates are not "inverted"

Do you also interperate this the same way?

Anybody else have the Style "B" frame and experienced this problem or has anybody with the Style "A" frame had this happen to them?

I would de interested in knowing if this is a problem due to frame type?
I read it again.
It would seem to only be used on the "B" style hitch.
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Old 09-14-2010, 06:03 PM   #24
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I agree, after rereading the manual it does appear to be for the style B. I have the style A also.
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So the link plates are installed for a B style frame, so does he indeed have a B style frame? Are the brackets installed correctly for the frame type is the next question we need anwsered.

as far as the manual goes, I am a supervisor of Quality Control for a airline here in houston. I read manuals all day and this one is not clearly written.
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:35 PM   #26
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Your's are different than mine. I have the Equal-i-zer with 4 point sway control, 1,000 lb bars. On mine the "L" brackets fit in a sleeve and are held in by one bolt that is snug tight. The sleeve is part of the "Link Plates".
Can we get a pick of the sleeved link plates with "L" Brackets?

I also have the 1000/10000LB setup but I do not have sleeved link plates, my L brackets also bolt on.
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:23 PM   #27
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For what it is worth, We have had this damage to our plates also. Here is what caused ours to bend. My son would back the tailer or turn the trailer at such an extreme angle that the TV and trailer were beyond or at 90 degrees. This puts extreme pressure on these plates. Just to be sure we fixed a set and then deliberately jacked the TV and trailer in a parking lot to 90 degrees very slowly and sure enough you could see the plates bend. We REMOVE the bars when we are putting the trailer into a slot at the campground. In fact we remove them when we fill the FW tanks before parking. They make a lot of noise when you turn your trailer tightly when the arms are on. Well, That's what happened to us and our cure.
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Can we get a pick of the sleeved link plates with "L" Brackets?

I also have the 1000/10000LB setup but I do not have sleeved link plates, my L brackets also bolt on.
My trailer is in the shop so I can't take pics.
I found the pic below on rvwholesalers.com. You can buy them there for $71.99.
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My trailer is in the shop so I can't take pics.
I found the pic below on rvwholesalers.com. You can buy them there for $71.99.
Thanks for the pick, so I wonder wich one is the better design? I bought my hitch this last summer and no sleeved plates.
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Can't tell you which one is best since I haven't seen or had any experience with the type you have.

I bought mine in Feb '09 and haven't had any problems. I just keep an eye on things and tighten a bolt or nut every now and then.
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