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Old 06-17-2015, 11:02 PM   #21
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Given that, how stiff is your ride, that's almost 400lbs extra.
With the 10k I couldn't get enough lift in the rear or weight back on the front axles.
With the 14k my front fenders are back to stk height. Feel its important to get back to stk weight and height up front and no sag in the rear.
The ride..is firm but nothing drastic. I feel an over all improvement in handling performance and my unit sits nice behind my truck.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:04 PM   #22
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thank you for the clarification, that is helpful. I am going to haul it in two weeks again, with a different weight setup (no mother in law bringing everything and the kitchen sink) and will weigh it and see how I feel it rides.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:12 PM   #23
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thank you for the clarification, that is helpful. I am going to haul it in two weeks again, with a different weight setup (no mother in law bringing everything and the kitchen sink) and will weigh it and see how I feel it rides.
Your gonna need 3 weigh-ins with truck camper no bars /w bars / and truck only. Then you can crunch the numbers and see just how much weight your shifting around.
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:13 PM   #24
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Not to side track my own thread but will a weigh station have "patience" for me doing all of that?
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Old 06-17-2015, 11:17 PM   #25
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Not to side track my own thread but will a weigh station have "patience" for me doing all of that?
i had to do the first weigh in and pull off and go inside. Then pull back on and ask for a re-weight , pull off and do it again. The scales here didnt mind , fortunately no one else was using them.
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:25 AM   #26
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I found my Equal-I-zer manual and found this:

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 found them for around $35 for a pair on Amazon (didn't have free shipping) so I'm going to buy them. Product Description:
Equal-i-zer Sway Bracket Jacket
  • The Sway Bracket Jacket was designed to quiet the ride and reduce wear on the L-brackets of your Equal-i-zerŪ hitch. Injection molded from high density polyethelene plastic (HDPE). Each package contains two (2) Sway Bracket Jacket, one for each L-bracket.
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Old 06-20-2015, 11:45 AM   #27
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Those jackets do not work with the new style "L" brackets out of the package with the attached pin. Had to trim mine back to the opening to get the pin to clear to work. They will work with the old style "L" brackets that requires you to insert a pin. Eliminates alot of noise.

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They have a new version of the jackets that fit the new L brackets. I had the same problem as you - bought the old style jackets not realizing they were not the right ones. Called Progress and they advised me to trim the edges but also sent me a new set.

The jackets have not really helped the noise for me. I think my noise is coming from the bar sockets. I'll try a bit of grease there next.
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Old 06-20-2015, 12:05 PM   #28
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That's just the sound of safety. Really don't worry about it. I can care less what other people think especially when I'm not doing anything wrong. They will get over the 5 minutes of noise and if they can't then oh well.


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Old 06-20-2015, 02:54 PM   #29
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I don't worry about the noise either tells me the systems is working as designed.My TV and TT sit perfectly level when hooked up. I also have the 14,000 LB Equal-I-zer hitch. Lubing defeats the purpose of sway. My trailer is 35 ft V-light Later RJD
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Old 06-30-2015, 08:39 AM   #30
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Because they were really cheap I tried the jackets. So far, reduced noise I would say 75%. Pretty impressed. I can see where a loss of friction would occur though not having metal on metal.

Travelling 100 miles tomorrow with it and will report back and any sense of sway.

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