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Old 06-30-2015, 08:56 AM   #31
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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
Agree with Post # 28/29! (Wind Gusts) have more effect than (Mileage) also! Youroo!!
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Old 06-30-2015, 09:41 AM   #32
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Totally normal. Nothing to worry about.

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Old 06-30-2015, 11:22 AM   #33
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It is completely normal for the noise. I use the Equal-i-zer brand High Performance Grease and Sway Bracket Jackets and this does help some, but does not get rid of the noise completely. I lubricate before each trip and make sure everything is tight as you do not want this stuff coming loose as you travel. I just treat this as part of my pre-trip ritual of triple checking everything before hitting the road. Best of luck...
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Old 09-04-2015, 04:38 PM   #34
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Update

I just wanted to update the group on my experience. I have gotten "over" the noise. The last trip I took however (last weekend) I felt the trailer was all over the place. Perhaps we had maybe 20MPH cross but still I did a 1000 mile trip for my first one and it didn't seem this bad. Got home after two hours of white knuckle driving wondering what had changes with my weights etc....

Go out to find that every single one of the bolts on the hitch was not torqued to spec, in fact, the sway socket bolts were loose by hand. I effectively had no sway (which I should have realized the bars shouldn't be that easy to swing in and out). There is no way the dealer used the proper specs to torque this thing, two of the bolts are supposed to be around the 370 range.

I just update this as a reminder no matter new, old, mechanic, non mechanic, check the bolts every single time. This might have cost me my family had the right circumstances presented themselves.

I have the entire setup re-torqued (properly) and about to take that same drive as last weekend again and we'll see how well she does.
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Old 09-04-2015, 09:11 PM   #35
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Not happy with my E2 rounders, wish I still had my chain model
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Not happy with my E2 rounders, wish I still had my chain model

Should have bought the 4 point. I think you'd feel much differently about it.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:06 PM   #37
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Should have bought the 4 point. I think you'd feel much differently about it.

I agree when this thing is tight it is rock freaking solid. I've been smiling all weekend because it is fixed now.
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Old 09-06-2015, 12:59 PM   #38
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I can beat that noise

You should hear the Reese Straight Line with the pop that sounds like a gun shot.

I think I'll go with Blue Ox BXW 1500 now.
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