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Old 03-12-2011, 12:49 PM   #11
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I have the Reese DC with the Flat Bars.
If you use the tongue jack to lift the front of the trailer and the back of the TV after you have hooked up, it takes almost zero effort to set the chains on the WD bars. (I don't even use a cheater bar/pipe.) Then just let the tongue jack back down and you are good to go. This technique should work for just about any WD hitch.

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Old 03-12-2011, 01:20 PM   #12
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well I can say the first time the Equalizer was setup and trying to push the bars in to attach to the trailer was brutal - I have only disconnected it once and will be re-hooking it up today and will let you know how easy it to re-attach after it has been removed
taking it off was a piece of cake so I am thinking it shouldnt be too hard to put back together especially since some of the piece have been used for the first 200 mile trip amd wore off some of the paint which was the reason why it was so hard to push in. One suggestion is if you get the equalizer - get the wear pads - well worth the $20 if you get the equalizer instead of the Reese
FYI, the push bars can be a pain, there is a better way. hook the TV ball to the camper, lock it and then jack the trailer up as far as you can, as long as you are level the bars will lift and lay right on the supports with no pressure on them. Lock them in and crank the camper back down as normal and you are good to go. Reverse the process to unhitch and the bars will come off easy as well, jack the trailer up high to relieve the pressure.

BTW, if you are not level this will reduce the pressure and the push bar will be much easier to use.
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Old 03-13-2011, 09:59 PM   #13
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FYI, the push bars can be a pain, there is a better way. hook the TV ball to the camper, lock it and then jack the trailer up as far as you can, as long as you are level the bars will lift and lay right on the supports with no pressure on them. Lock them in and crank the camper back down as normal and you are good to go. Reverse the process to unhitch and the bars will come off easy as well, jack the trailer up high to relieve the pressure.

BTW, if you are not level this will reduce the pressure and the push bar will be much easier to use.
Thank you for the info but I am aware of how to put the bars on - Equalizer also has a video showing what you just said as well - the reason why the bars are tight is because the setup is brand new and was the first time trying to push the bars towards the camper frame was a pain due to being brand new - 2nd time out they werent as bad but still hard to push in but was a little easier then the first time.
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