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Old 05-03-2012, 07:01 PM   #1
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Update on the Equalizer

Thanks again for all the recommendations on my earlier post "Husky vs Equalizer." I did purchase the Equalizer and spent a couple of days getting it set up and tweaked for the big trailer. I've put about 550 miles on the rig in the past couple of days on California highway 99 North heading to Montana for the summer. The previous driving stress from sway is gone as this hitch performs as it says. I still get a little push from passing eighteen wheelers (to be expected) but it recoveres immediately to the point where I really don't notice it much at all. As for Hwy 99, this road needs to be scraped off by a dozer and sold to the lowest bidder. Rough, bumpy and covered in potholes. A couple of times I thought the trailer was going to bounce right off the hitch. I fully expected to see cabinets on the floor at my rest stops but the trailer rode out the storm better than the truck because everything was still in place. Time to trade out the old rough riding Ford 4x4 for a highway cruiser. I sure hate to give up my bullet proof 7.3 diesel though. Anyway, thanks again for all the imput, the hitch was well worth the cost.
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Old 05-03-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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Great to hear, Cossack.

That push is something you will always feel when you are lighter and traveling slower than the trucks.
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Great to hear, Cossack.

That push is something you will always feel when you are lighter and traveling slower than the trucks.
That tractor trailer is pushing a lot of air and it has to go somewhere when he comes along side of you. The "push" is not the worst part IMO, it is the suction when he passes that pulls your truck into his side.

Just think how much worse it would be if the camper was trying to wag you at the same time!
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This pushing and suction you all are expressing, I guess I'll have to get rid of my Hensley to really understand what you're talking about.
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This pushing and suction you all are expressing, I guess I'll have to get rid of my Hensley to really understand what you're talking about.
Shot at and Hit!
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When you're using an AC130 it's pretty hard to miss, pouring lead on my dumb butt.
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