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Old 09-16-2010, 07:37 PM   #41
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:53 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by mcmjc View Post
I was just told by my RV dealer that Equalizer is redesigning the tongue mounting brackets due to high failure rates.
I have been following this thread closely because I have decided to buy an Equalizer WDH to replace my current set up. I was particularly interested in the quote above because I would wait until any such redesign before buying. I have been in contact with Daniel Hicken with Progress Mfg and he sent me the email below. I don't think I will wait.

I havenít heard of any redesign, aside the most recent change from the box-style to the bolt-style brackets. Generally speaking, any change to the hitch system takes about 6 months to go from us, through our distributors to our dealers. It can take as much as 9 months, depending on the stock that our distributors have of our hitches. As I donít know of any imminent change to the link plates, Iíd hate to have you wait for a year or more to buy the Equal-i-zer.


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Old 09-17-2010, 12:52 PM   #43
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I have the EQ-Hitch. It was installed by RVW in Ohio. I just got off the phone with both companies. RVW did flip the mounting plates (I have a V-nose trailer). they didnt however install the self-threading screw on the L-bracked. My L-brackes on both sides a bowed out. If the self threading screw was installed this wouldnt have happened! So Progressive Manufacturing admitted almost as such it wasnt RVW fault because they dont inclued those self-threading bolts with the hitches. So with that said Progressive Mfg. is replacing all the bolts and L-brackets(& face plates + the self threading screws). It appears to be happening alot on b-style hitches (under). If you follow the new installation instructions, no bending should occur ! They said as long as my current hitch hasn't walked (moved). It should be ok to use untill the replacement parts are recieved !! PS - NO redesign is in the workes because the self-threading bolt placement fixes the problem !!

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