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Old 09-01-2013, 07:52 AM   #21
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My Equal-i-zer was noisy when I first got it. I finally figured out that one way to quiet it is to make sure that the bars are exactly perpendicular to the L brackets when hooked up. If not perpendicular, the bars ride more on one edge of the L brackets and make noise.

To square then, hook up with the L bracket frame bolts loose. Get a carpenters square and check the angles. Tap the L brackets until they are square. There should be enough movement to allow squaring. If you can't square them, then your bars are not parallel enough with the frame and other adjustments are appropriate.

Tighten the frame bolts and most of the noise will be gone.
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I monitor the wear on my L brackets and make sure there evenly wearing across the surfaces.
The bracket jackets sound like there nice to have but with the new style quick release L-pin there not recommend for use.
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Old 09-01-2013, 11:49 AM   #22
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The sway bar jackets are recommended by equalizer. Look in the manual
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Old 09-01-2013, 03:48 PM   #23
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I monitor the wear on my L brackets and make sure there evenly wearing across the surfaces.
The bracket jackets sound like there nice to have but with the new style quick release L-pin there not recommend for use.
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The wear may show as even because the porposing motion of the trailer while traveling which is 99% of the wear. The bars could still be riding on one edge of the L bracket during slow travel and causing the noise.
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Old 09-01-2013, 04:39 PM   #24
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I had the same issue. Mine were way over tightened. Once I loosened and torqued to specification the bars were still pretty stiff and hard to move. After 5000 miles of towing things are much easier. Check the torque occasionally.
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