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Old 10-09-2015, 11:36 AM   #31
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IMO if you have a WDH with friction anti-sway you should never lubricate the anti-sway.The ball connections are ok to lubricate, but not the friction bar itself.

You should als remove the anti-sway when backing.

Removal of the anti sway bars, when backing, on the Eqiul-I-Zer brand of hitch is Not required and serves no purpose, except noise mitigation.

Lubrication of the bars has not increased the sway on my trailer, as I've never had any sway with or without grease on the bars and L brackets.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:36 PM   #32
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Removal of the anti sway bars, when backing, on the Eqiul-I-Zer brand of hitch is Not required and serves no purpose, except noise mitigation.

Lubrication of the bars has not increased the sway on my trailer, as I've never had any sway with or without grease on the bars and L brackets.
lesptr - I've never removed the anti-sway bars when backing up. Likewise, have not had any sway issues with a little bit of lithium grease on the L brackets - also keeps them from developing flash rust when the unit isn't in use.


I'm curious as to why people are saying that the anti-sway bars need to be removed?
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:42 PM   #33
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lesptr - I've never removed the anti-sway bars when backing up.


I'm curious as to why people are saying that the anti-sway bars need to be removed?
I think folks get confused if they have the friction brake attached to WDH it must be removed prior to backing as it will damage the mount that it is attached to. Later RJD
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Old 10-09-2015, 05:38 PM   #34
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Number one, go to a trailer place and have them show you how to properly adjust your wdh...this is crucial...your life and everybody else's life in your car or truck is important proper adjustment is good for your safety and everybody around you on the road.....
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:18 PM   #35
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Boss Hoss I talked to an RV Tech and recommend if you have to use anything to quite the moaning and groaning to only use a silicone spray and it seems to work on mine

tbone that is exactly who adjusted mine and explained everything to me.

PS..am getting better at backing up and parking the TT
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Old 10-09-2015, 11:30 PM   #36
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I have a couple of ?? relating to equalizer hook ups. I have a 2014 Surveyor 220rbs

!. I hooked up yesterday to practice backing up and parking the TT and when driving the equalizer hitch was making loud noises like it was under stress. any ideas what would cause that.

2. should or should I not put grease on the hitch ball?


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what's your TV ? I found the Andersen wd hitch works great , no noise or grease to apply , no sway , no bounce ! but if your truck is borderline for the TT then deal with the noise , you'll get used to it
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:30 AM   #37
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The Hitch Sys we had was Reese,,, I was told by a Reese Tec to NEVER back up with our first removing the Sway Controller !!!
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I don't think everyone (at least not me ) said they HAD to be removed. Just that they could be to reduce noise. Unless it requires really tight turns I just deal with the noise.
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Old 10-10-2015, 06:59 AM   #39
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Better to be Safe than Sorry !!!
Makes no difference to me if they remove them or not !!!
But I am guessing after they turn to tight,,, and brake something,,,
they will wish they would have removed the Sway Controller !!!
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:13 AM   #40
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IMO if you have a WDH with friction anti-sway you should never lubricate the anti-sway.The ball connections are ok to lubricate, but not the friction bar itself.
You should als remove the anti-sway when backing.
No, you shouldn't have to remove the sway bars on an Equalizer hitch! They're designed to slide in the L brackets, which causes the moaning and groaning.
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