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Old 03-20-2015, 08:09 AM   #11
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We have the Equalizer as well and bought the plastic pad inserts for the L brackets and that makes it a lot better as far as sound goes.


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Old 03-20-2015, 08:19 AM   #12
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The noise isn't my main concern, my current friction sway bar configuration cracks and pops so, I am used to that. It used to be embarrassing but I got over that lol. I've never had a neighbor camper come over and tell me my rig is too noisy. I do, however, always try to arrive as early as check in allows. My main concern was damaging the spring bars or brackets while backing due to the seemingly rigidity of the unit.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:04 AM   #13
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I use the sway-bracket jackets, too. IMHO, much better solution than more messy grease.
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:32 AM   #14
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Equalizer hitch is a great moderate price WdH system. I put a very light film of grease on the friction points and it tows silently with no sway. I pull a 8500 lb 34.5 ft trailer with this hitch.....problem free and very stable......yes, you can back it up without having to remove anything. I would strongly advise, however, you take the proper steps in setting it up. Take your time or have a knowledgable tech person help you. Good luck:
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:46 AM   #15
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I just purchased the Equalizer sway jackets that are supposed to eliminate the noise. They slip over the arms that support the torsion bars and look like they are made of rubber or plastic and cost about $20 on Amazon.
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I only removed the bars when backing into my upward sloped driveway because they were nearly impossible to remove when I got it backed in. Always left them on otherwise.
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Old 03-20-2015, 01:56 PM   #17
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Yeah. If your truck is still on flat ground while the trailer is backed up a driveway, then the bars will be highly-loaded. Conversely, anyone that has unhitched at a campground, and happen to have the truck's front tires in a low spot, the bars might slide off by hand without jacking up at all. It's all about the WD head-angle, relative to the trailer.
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:55 PM   #18
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Buy the Andersen WDH, this is what I use, and the system allows for turning both forward and backward without bars that lock it. It uses a chain system which locks in to a moving plate which moves as the TV turns. Zero noise forward and backward.
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From what I have gathered from Anderson owners, if you are running a large trailer, close to the limits of the TV for tongue weight, the geometry of the Anderson is not able to transfer all lost weight back to the front wheels where it belongs.

The Shasta Revere 30BH on current site is 7045/620 dry. Loaded, it's likely 8000 lbs, and at least 900 lbs TW. That's a lot for a Chevy 1500. I don't think the Anderson would perform well enough, compared to a traditional WDH setup. For sure, it would be quiet, and much lighter.
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The Andersen is rated at 14,000 lbs. Higher than most bar WDH's.
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