Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-05-2015, 04:22 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Alabama
Posts: 189
I put a small amount of grease on the ball and each of the pivots top and bottom (at the hitch)and leave the spring bars and trailer brackets dry. Only noise is on tight turns, but that is not always. 90 % of driving is silent! especially highway. I discussed this with progress mfg several times. They have a very helpful staff of experts who will help you get it right and they are very good teachers with their product. Progress makes Equalizer brand hitches.
__________________

__________________
2014 Windjammer 3025W Diamond 34.5 ft 8300 lbs.
2010 F150 SC XLT 4x4 5.4L, 3.55 gears 20" rims
12 k Equalizer WDH, Firestone Airbags, HD Bilsteins
TST 507RV TPMS
Zolin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 10:46 AM   #32
Senior Member
 
thebrakeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canton, Michigan
Posts: 1,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by mark0224 View Post
on my v lite the only problem I have is when you hook the wdh chains and start to get tension on them a couple of times I thought I was going to put that pipe right trough the side of the trailer. One of the reasons I was looking at the Anderson No sway hitch.
This is an interesting point. Note that any WDH (snap-up bracket, Equal-I-zer, Anderson, Dual-Cam (?)) will be easier to engage if you first raise the coupler with the tongue-jack.

The Equal-I-zer comes with a cam-like lever to raise the bars into place. I almost never use the thing, preferring to simply lift the coupler with the jack, and rotate the bars into place.

Likewise, I've heard Anderson users say that this allows them to place that bracket under the ball by hand, and they never have to re-adjust the chain-tension at all.

For you, with snap-up brackets, just jack up the coupler until the lever-force required is minimal.
__________________

__________________
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller
thebrakeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 10:49 AM   #33
Senior Member
 
DKRITTER's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Haslet Texas
Posts: 572
Quote:
Originally Posted by thebrakeman View Post
This is an interesting point. Note that any WDH (snap-up bracket, Equal-I-zer, Anderson, Dual-Cam (?)) will be easier to engage if you first raise the coupler with the tongue-jack.

The Equal-I-zer comes with a cam-like lever to raise the bars into place. I almost never use the thing, preferring to simply lift the coupler with the jack, and rotate the bars into place.

Likewise, I've heard Anderson users say that this allows them to place that bracket under the ball by hand, and they never have to re-adjust the chain-tension at all.

For you, with snap-up brackets, just jack up the coupler until the lever-force required is minimal.
Good advice, it's exactly what I do with my Equal-i-zer and almost never have an issue.
__________________
DKRITTER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2015, 11:06 AM   #34
Senior Member
 
thebrakeman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Canton, Michigan
Posts: 1,105
Quote:
Originally Posted by wicked1 View Post
I am looking to go from the Camco WDH with Sway Bar to the Camco EZ-Lift Trekker, has anyone used this before I like the fact that I do not have to deal with all the hitch stuff and worry about SC backing up as I usually remove mine before backing just to prevent stuff. I originally had this setup installed by the dealer but the WDH and SC were not setup correctly so my F150 front is up 1/2 inch so I have to correct or I may want the new Trekker for my New Roo I will be getting in 10 days.
The Trekker is a knock-off of the Equal-I-zer.
Shop them both. From what little I saw, the Trekker was actually more expensive. I recommend the original, but I'm biased.
__________________
thebrakeman ('70), DW ('71), DD ('99), DD ('01), DD ('05)
2004 Surveyor SV261T (UltraLite Bunkhouse Hybrid)
2006 Mercury Mountaineer V8 AWD Premier
Equal-i-zer WDH (10k), Prodigy Brake Controller
thebrakeman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 05:04 AM   #35
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Orlando, Florida
Posts: 70
Follow up: Ordered my equalizer hitch (1200lbs) from PPLmotorhomes.com. received within 2 days with fedex. I could'nt be happier!
__________________

Rich, Steph, Ava, & Micah
2010 Sierra 1500 SLE Z60
2011 Shasta Revere 30 CKBH
RichieD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 06:39 AM   #36
Citrus County, Fl.
 
GL1800Rider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Hernando, Fl
Posts: 1,228
Congrats on the Equalizer. You are going to love it. Wish I saw this earlier as we are trading our TT for a MH and will be putting the almost new 12000/1200 up for sale next month along with the ball and Jackets. Saw you are in Orlando which is close. Equalizer has a grease available which cuts down on the noise as well. Enjoy!!
__________________

__________________
2016 Forester 3011DS
2017 Toyota Corolla SE toad
PREVIOUS: 2015 Flagstaff 832IKBS
99 Terry 31G
GL1800Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
equalizer, hitch

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:45 PM.