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Old 06-16-2015, 08:41 PM   #1
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NOISE: Equal-i-zer

Hey gang, I have a 10K 4 point equalizer WDH. It is make horrendous sounds. Like others have stated on here, embarrassing at gas stations and camp grounds.

I just want to confirm this is the sound that others are referring to or if for some reason mine is "off".

Thanks for taking a look!

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Old 06-16-2015, 09:35 PM   #2
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Did you install the Bracket Jackets from Progress?
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:42 PM   #3
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all three videos play fine for me using Chrome

sit in a campground some time listening to all of the groaning going on when WDH campers make a turn... you will not be embarrassed any more

I thought I read where a little white lithium grease from a spray can works wonders
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:47 PM   #4
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That's par for the course (aka normal). You want that steel on steel friction. Going into a CG though I wouldn't be too embarrassed. It's not like anyone in the camp hasn't heard an equalizer WDH.

I would take the tension off when going into a CG.. just to be courteous. We may "know" what it is, but that doesn't mean it makes for good dinner music.

Side note: You DO grease your ball, right? Probably only a fraction of the noise, but always a good idea.

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Old 06-16-2015, 09:49 PM   #5
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It sounds pretty much like an Equal-I-zer to me. Progress says this that might help some.
"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."
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I thought I read where a little white lithium grease from a spray can works wonders
I'm sure it does. I know some folks that grease their bar sockets and it really does help with the noise. I would never do that though. Especially treating the sway kind of defeats the whole purpose of it.

It just takes a sec to back off the bars and such.
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Yep, squeals like a stuck pig!!

I don't grease anything but the ball as the friction is supposed to be there with the metal-on-metal.
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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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In state parks (where I camp most often) I remove the bars when I fill up with fresh water just at the entrance of the CG. I re-install at the dump station when leaving. Not too worried about sway in the park
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I use a light coat of WD-40 white lithium spray grease. Cuts down a lot of the noise and I don't have any sway issues. Like others have said, don't be embarrassed...it's all good!!
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